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Author Archives: Robert

Donations to 2015 FAFA Banquet

FAFA would like to thank the following business for their donations to our 2nd annual banquet being held May 16th, 2015 at the Sunridge Inn in Baker City, Oregon.   Ace Nursery Grass Growers Inc., Baker City – Donated a Gift Certificate for 2 yds of bark for local delivery. American Land Council (Ken Ivory) … Continue reading »

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County Commissioners and Judges

Baker County Contact Bill Harvey, Chair Commissioner, Baker County 1995 Third St., Baker City, OR 97814 541-523-8200,                                                             bharvey@bakercounty.org Mark Bennett – Commissioner                                    mbennett@bakercounty.org Tim L. Kerns – Commissioner                                     tkerns@bakercounty.org Heidi Martin – Admin Asst.                                         hmartin@bakercounty.org   Crook County, General Telephone 541-447-6553 Mike McCabe – Judge                                                mike.mccabe@crook.or.us Ken Fahlgren – Commissioner                                     … Continue reading »

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First FAFA meeting of 2015

Forest Access For All FAFA Jan meeting. Our organization is off and running, looking forward to the upcoming year and what it holds. A great group were in attendance for the first meeting of 2015 and we moved along on many issues. The club voted to streamline the executive officers, eliminating couple of positions, making … Continue reading »

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An Open Letter to the Secretary of the USDA and Chief of the US Forest Service.

Dear Secretary Vilsack and Chief Tidwell, I would like to share with you the fall out from the “forestry summit” meeting Rep. Walden held in La Grande Oregon Monday Oct. 20th of this week. Below is the reports I was able to pull together on the meeting, I think you will find in them that … Continue reading »

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Region 6 Forester vs. Eastern Oregon

October 20th, Mr Pena, Region 6 forester came to La Grande with Congressman Walden to hear what Eastern Oregon residents had to say. 200 people attended with the hope to share their opinions, knowledge and desires with Mr. Pena.  Several people accomplished that goal. 6 representatives across Wallowa, Union, Baker and Grant counties were selected … 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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