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Update on Counties Coordinating on Forest Plan Revision

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After some discussions with County Commissioners we feel it’s time for an update as to where we’re at with county courts/commissioners moving to directly coordinate with the US Forest Service on the Forest Plan Revision. As of today we know of two counties that are working on directly coordinating on the forest plan revision. Wallowa […]

Blue Moutains Forest Plan Revision

The art of lying without actually uttering the words.

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How the Forest Service lies but tells the truth at the same time. Travel Management Plan = Motorized Access Restriction Strategy Designated Routes = Restricted Motorized Use (closed roads) Open Road Densities = Closed Road Densities When you hear a catchy phrased product from a forest service employee ask yourself this, what aren’t they saying […]

Blue Moutains Forest Plan Revision

Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision & Subpart A of Travel Management

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If you are new to these issues we would like to help you better understand how these actions “plans” will move to restrict and in many cases disallow motorized access to the blue mountains of Eastern Oregon. The Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision (BMFPR) is considered the “zoning ordinance” for the Blue Mountains. Simply put, […]

Blue Moutains Forest Plan Revision

Meeting Notices – IMPORTANT IF YOU CAN MAKE IT!!!!

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Forest Service meeting in Baker on the re-engagement with the public to finalize the forest plan revision they want to use to restrict motorized use in the blue mountains, because a 6,000 signature petition and 3,000 appeals wasn’t enough input to tell them to leave our access the hell alone. Must have been a pretty […]

Blue Moutains Forest Plan Revision

Letter to County Commissioners

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Letter from FAFA member to Eastern Oregon and Southeastern Washington County Commissioners. If you know a county commissioner or feel so inclined please let them know your feelings on signing the MOU “accepting” cooperating status with the Forest Service. Email to Commissioners – Commissioners_Letter_02_07_15 ¬†Attached files to the email – Tidwell Brief – Fred Kelly […]

Blue Moutains Forest Plan Revision

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

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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 […]