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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Baker County Commissioners Boycott Cooperative Agency MOU Signing

While we are appreciative of the Baker County Commissioners thoroughly thinking through what signing as a cooperating agency means to their effectiveness in producing a land use plan that protects their sworn duty to protect the Welfare, Safety, and Health of their local residents and communities. We are saddened to see the statements by Mr. … Continue reading »

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Cooperation Vs. Coordination, It matters and you need to act to gain Coordination.

One of the cornerstones of the issue with protecting our ways of life and livelihoods is how our counties interact with the Forest Service. Currently and over the last two years the Forest Service has attempted to get our counties to enter into and accept the designation as a “cooperating agency.” While the terms seem … Continue reading »

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ATTENTION ALL FOREST USERS OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS!!!

On Monday Jan. 26th in Pendleton there will be a “co-convener” meeting on the Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision. The Regional Forester will be in attendance and the meeting is being championed as an opportunity for county officials to discuss the concerns of their constituents, and that’s all the meeting should be, with no signatures … Continue reading »

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Grant County Sheriff gives notification of violation of County Ordinance to Malheur National Forest

On Jan. 20th, 2015 Sheriff Glenn Palmer of Grant County submitted a letter to Malheur National Forest Supervisor Steve Beverlin in regards to his office not following Grant County Ordinance 2013-1. This ordinance is the citizen led ordinance that deems all roads and by ways open in the county, unless specifically granted closure through both … Continue reading »

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ATTENTION – 38.5 miles of road closures coming to Ladd Canyon area

We are trying to decide if this is the “East face Project” or the “Two Faced Project.” Again and again the public has been told “We will not take up road closures in the collaborative group” and again, here’s road closures in a project. If you are a user of the the Ladd Canyon area … Continue reading »

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The Right of Oregonians to open access

Once in a conversation with Former Public Relations Officer Jodi Kramer of the Wallowa Whitman National Forest, a FAFA Member was told “people are being selfish” for wanting to keep open motorized access to the Wallowa Whitman National Forest. Our desire is not out of selfishness, it’s not out of a sense of “entitlement”, it … Continue reading »

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Forest Service Continues to state they need more public input.

After nearly 12 years of planning, meetings and the public commenting on the Forest Plan Revision the US Forest Service still states they need more public input on the document. We at FAFA are not sure how many times we and the people of Eastern Oregon have to say, Leave Our Motorized Access Alone, but … Continue reading »

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Comments on Road Closure Report by Wallowa Whitman National Forest Staff due by 3/31/15

The Wallowa Whitman National Forest (WWNF) Staff has been taking comments on maps for the road closure report they want to turn into the Regional office in Portland. This report will reflect the roads that the WWNF thinks are need to manage our public lands. This discussion has happened behind closed doors and with no … Continue reading »

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Breakdown of US Forest Service Plans for the Mountains of Eastern Oregon (The Blues)

We will attempt to keep this short and sweet, but informative. The US Forest Service is currently revising the management plan that all three forest will operate under in our Blue Mountains. This plan as stated by the three current forest supervisors “is not about closing roads” however the plan states directly that it will … Continue reading »

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