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Tagged With: Recreation

FAFA requests withdrawal of Subpart A Travel Analysis Report for Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

One month ago today Region 6 of the US Forest Service released the Travel Analysis report for the Wallowa-Whitman & Malheur National Forests, along with many others. The report is incomplete and based on incorrect assumptions as no public meetings were held to specifically discuss future needs for management and access in those forest. This … Continue reading »

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Contact information and talking points for Washignton DC

Please take the time to contact Secretary Vilsack and Undersecretary Bonnie to make sure they know the US Forest Service is not doing their jobs to serve the people of Eastern Oregon. Below is an example letter to send to Washington DC so that the leadership knows their staff is delinquent in their jobs. You … Continue reading »

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FAFA – 2015 – The Year in Review

What a year. We wanted to say thank you to all that participate in Forest Access for All and support the organization both through their service and financial contributions. A short review of 2015 along with pictures of those that supported us, and the activities. 2015 started out much like every year, with our monthly … Continue reading »

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Recommended Roads for Decommissioning/Destruction

You were asked – Got the maps were right? You were NOT ASKED – Do you still use these roads? What do you use these roads for? Do you plan on using these roads into the future? A group of people that make 60 to 100 K a year sitting behind a desk made these … Continue reading »

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

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, … Continue reading »

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Forest Service meeting notices

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. … Continue reading »

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Update on Counties Coordinating on Forest Plan Revision

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 … Continue reading »

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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 … Continue reading »

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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 … Continue reading »

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