Travel Management

Comment list – 2 weeks left to comment on the Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision.

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If you are needing help with comment information please contact keepitopen@forestaccessforall.com and we can get you some reference material and examples of comments. It’s important to remember, you do not have to write a 50 page comment document, but you do need to write a substantive comment, it can be one paragraph, it can be […]

Travel Management

The Forest Plan Revision doesn’t close any roads? What is that?

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The Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision states “Implementation of all alternatives, would affect access over time. In every alternative, open motor vehicle route density would exceed desired conditions, which makes it likely that site-specific project level decisions would result in road closure or decommissioning as the FS attempts to achieve or move toward the desired […]

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Forest Supervisors Deny Public Comment Meetings on Forest Plan Revision.

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On July 18th the Forest Supervisors of the Wallowa Whitman (John Laurence), Malheur (Teresa Raaf) and Umatilla (Kevin Martin) National Forest denied the people of Eastern Oregon the opportunity to speak at public meetings on the Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision. Denial Letter. On March 1st of 2014 during a Forest Access For All meeting, […]

Travel Management

Letter to County Commissioners on Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Video

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Good Evening County Commissioners, I’ve attempted to chat with several of you over the last year to year and a half in regards to Travel Management and thought I’d connect up again, especially in light of the video that was released on July 3rd by the Oregon Chapter of the Backcountry Hunters and Anglers (BCH&A). […]

Travel Management

Construction work to restore Deep Creek began today on Forest Service Road (FSR) 7370 near Mt. Ireland.

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Road Work Notice on Wallowa Whitman National Forest – Notice Construction begins on FSR 7370 Release Date: Jul 10, 2014 Contact(s): Jodi Kramer, (541) 523-1246, Darcy Weseman, (541) 523-1302 BAKER CITY, OREGON –Construction work to restore Deep Creek began today on Forest Service Road (FSR) 7370 near Mt. Ireland. Visitors are advised that the east end […]

Travel Management

The Psychology of Change/Social Engineering – The Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision

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Have you felt you weren’t being listened to by local employee’s of the Federal Government and decisions had already been made in information being brought to you and you could not affect change on the issue. That is simply due to a philosophy know as the “5 stages of Grief” or as Federal Agencies like […]

Travel Management

“The USFS will do the right thing if asked” – Grant County Commissioners

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Wickiup Creek Road has been a historic access point into the Southern Blue Mountains for multiple generations now. Starting in May residents of Grant County started noticing “street legal only” signs showing up in the surrounding forest, of which concerned the residents and spurred them to action on June 18th in a weekly county commissioner […]

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Futile should not be in our vocabulary, congratulations Grant County!!!

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To those that feel things are “futile” look no further than Grant County Oregon to see there’s no such thing. Recently a series of signs have been erected throughout the county stating only “street legal” vehicles were allowed on open public roads, this week the people of Grant County showed things can be changed with […]