FAFA writes Secretary of Agriculture on access and fire issues

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 […]

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 Access meeting set for La Grande

Evening everyone – If ever an evening where more telling of what the Forest Service is up to, tonight is one of them. Today one of the local environmental groups announce the dates of the La Grande meetings on Access, Pace & Scale of work, and Grazing, the announcement comes from this group before the […]

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 Coordination 101 training in Baker

Aug. 20th – 22nd Fred Kelly Grant along with a group of successful individuals from around the west will teach a course on coordination with federal agencies. FAFA would like to invite you to attend and learn from these folks to find out what it takes to get your County Commissioners or local elected bodies […]

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 The art of lying without actually uttering the words.

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 […]

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 Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision & Subpart A of Travel Management

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, […]

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 FAFA submits formal appeal of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Response to Subpart A information Request

On June 22nd FAFA formally appealed the denial of our FOIA request. The request was to gain a draft copy of the Subpart A report on the roads that the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest deemed the minimum number of roads needed to manage the forest, or more importantly which roads THEY DON’T NEED, along with all […]

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 What it looks like when the Forest Service is caught in a lie.

If only we could express the level of disappointment and frustration with the US Forest Service right now, it would be astronomical. First we are told, no draft document exists of the Subpart A Report for Travel Management, of which we all knew was a lie. Now we receive a new response that states, Mr. […]

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 Please Contact Tom Vilsack and Robert Bonnie.

Attached you will find a letter to go out to Mr. Tom Vilsack and Robert Bonnie of the US Department of Agriculture. Please take the time to send this on to them and add whatever else you feel necessary to affect change from Mr. Montoya and Beverlin on the Wallowa-Whitman and Malheur National Forests. Vilsack_Bonnie_letter_5_29_15 […]

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 June 6th Activities

FAFA has been notified of two separate activities going on Saturday June 6th that we wanted to make you aware of. Saturday morning a group of individuals will be marking the anniversary of D-Day of WWII with an ATV ride from the Catherine Creek Snow Park at the summit to Taylor Green via the 77 […]

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