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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Open Motorized Access – It’s more than just “Recreation”

As we move out of the busiest “recreational” season of the year, summer, it’s always good to reflect on our issue. To often folks only look at their access through a narrow prism of recreation, and we need to  broaden that view considerably. We always need to remember, each person that enjoys open access to … Continue reading »

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USFS IN CITES 1ST AMENDMENT ARGUMENT

Recently the internet has been ablaze with hordes of media outlets, political parties, politicians, activists and a gambit of others that are enraged the USFS would have the audacity to require permits to take photo’s within the boundaries of Congressionally designated wilderness areas. This rule has already been in effect for 4 years!  It was … Continue reading »

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Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision Comment Letters released to the public!

Tonight FAFA recieved word that comments are being populated to the Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision webpage – Link to Comments. First, if you or someone you know submitted a comment THANK YOU!!! You’re action means the world to everyone in the region and following through on your commitments to act are greatly appreciated. Secondly, … Continue reading »

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Form letters: Do as I say, NOT as I do

You the people of Eastern Oregon are standing up to be heard, and the response from the Wallowa Whitman National Forest (WWNF) leadership – A form Letter. Example1_Redacted Example2_Redacted Example3_Redacted When you submitted your comments to the US Forest Service you were clearly explained that “substantive comments” could not be considered from form letters, and … Continue reading »

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US Forest Service Rejects Publics Request to attend public meetings, again.

“The Forest Service is dedicated to building a Travel Plan that engages everyone, meets the needs of our communities and public, and cares for the land. The path forward will be transparent and understood, and decisions will be shaped by discussions in an open forum. At this time, the path forward is not clear but … Continue reading »

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Sub-Part A of Travel Managment “Are the maps right?” or how to close off motorized access.

Tucked in the layers of bureaucratic red tape and web page layers is the announcement for Sub-Part A of Travel Management, the same beast that the people of Eastern Oregon spoke out against Link. This Attachment – Sub-PartA_Breakdown – will allow you to print out the breakdown of what Sub-Part A is, how it will … Continue reading »

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Public Participation On Sub-Part A Travel Management.

Is the intent of “public participation” met with the Wallowa Whitman National Forest (WWNF) Staff simply putting out a “are these maps correct” questionnaire and calling it good? Let’s be clear, what is this phase of locking us out of the mountains of Eastern Oregon all about? Sub-Part A is the minimum roads analysis of … Continue reading »

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Letter to the Editor from one of the Greats in the closed forest battles

Please take Wandas lead and become active and engaged. These letters matter!!! Letter to the Editor for Sept. 3, 2014 Written by Baker City Herald readers September 03, 2014 12:09 pm Forest Service can’t hide its road closure plans The Blue Mountain Forest Plan Revision may be under fire, it could also be said, “plan … Continue reading »

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WWNF “PARTNERS”

In a press release by the WWNF dated August 22, 2014, Oregon Wild and Hells Canyon Preservation Council is mentioned as being “partners” with the WWNF. “During the final stages of the project, we worked with partners from Hells Canyon Preservation Council (HCPC) and Oregon Wild to address concerns they raised about proposed methods to … Continue reading »

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