For those that follow the development of the Forest Plan Revision we have all been told now that no timeline exists for the Forest Plan Revisions development, and that it will take as long as it takes to get it right, again, another lie.
Here at the meeting minutes from the Blue Mountains Forest Partners meeting on Nov. 19th, 2015 (yesterday).
Full Group Meeting Minutes – November 19 2015
“RO expects new forest plans to be in place by September 2016, which will require more time and energy.” In other words, they fully plan on having the Forest plan in place in less than a year, and this definitely looks like a defined timeline that will meet the need to close the books on this effort on or before the end of the 2016 Fiscal year.
Do not expect honesty and integrity out of people that have none. Between Iron Triangle and its lobbyist fighting to get to their millions of dollars in service contracts thru the “stewardship contracts” and the Blue Mountains Forest Partners keeping their 2.5 million dollars flowing thru “monitoring efforts”.
See, this has nothing to do with forest health, or community stability, it has to do with a select few lining their pockets at the expense of our motorized access, and ways of life.
Please forward this on to as many folks as you can, it is important that we have as many people attend and speak up on this issue as possible.
The US Forest Service will hold a meeting meeting Nov. 9th in Baker, Oregon to discuss a way forward for the Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision and specifically. We ask every Man, Woman and Child to attend this meeting and speak out against the restriction of motorized access to our public lands. The message is clear, any forest plan revision that restricts open motorized access to the Wallowa-Whitman and Malheur National Forest, and that also does not reinstate open motorized use to the Umatilla National Forest is unacceptable to the local residents of our region. Please, if you are free on Monday night Nov. 9th, please attend this meeting and help us help you defend your right to enjoy you public lands openly and freely. Again, Please forward this on to as many folks as you can, it is important that we have as many people attend and speak up on this issue as possible.
Thursday Aug. 27, 2015 FAFA submitted a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Undersecretary Robert Bonnie on their concerns of the current fire situation, poor land management practices and failure to maintain proper access to manage those resources.
If you feel these issues are important we would highly recommend you contacting Secretary Vilsack and Undersecretary Bonnie and expressing your desires to them.
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