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Wallowa-Whitman National forest calls for 1,261 miles of roads to be destroyed.

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Today the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest released its analysis of the roads not needed for forest management or access to our mountains. The report calls for the destruction of 1,261 miles of roads, which equates to 2,656 segments within the boundaries or the forest. These are roads to access wildfires, manage overgrown vegetation, gather firewood from, […]

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Forest Service meeting notices

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Notice to Baker County residents and other interested parties – The Baker County Commission will be having it’s 3rd (as we remember) coordination meeting with the Wallowa Whitman National Forest, on planning efforts going on within the boundaries of Baker County. The meeting will be Dec. 16th starting at 10:30 am at the county courthouse. […]

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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, […]