Help UTAH Riders
Posted July 15, 2003 - 11:09 AM
(This alert is being sent only to Utah residents on the Alert List.)
You are invited to the KICKOFF RALLY for the TAKE-BACK-OUR-FORESTS CAMPAIGN
FEATURING: THE WIDELY ACCLAIMED SLIDE SHOW OF BEAUTIFUL FOREST LANDS IN
Special guest speaker: TED WILSON.
If you are you seeing: RAMPANT OFF-ROAD VEHICLE ABUSE -- ATV TRAIL EXPANSION
FRENZY -- ORVs OUT OF CONTROL THROUGHOUT OUR NATIONAL FORESTS, then come
learn what you can do to help reverse this trend.
* Ted Wilson: UTAH FORESTS AND YOU
* Ray Wheeler: A REDROCK FORESTS FLY-THROUGH
* Dan Schroeder: THE ORV INVASION HITS UTAH
* Wayne Hoskisson
and Liz Thomas: WHY DO WE CARE ABOUT FORESTS?
* Group Discussion: HOW OUR ACTIONS CAN AFFECT NATIONAL FOREST PLANNING
Presentations will be exciting, brief, and designed for questions, ideas,
and comments from you.
IF YOU ARE:
* Angry about the rampant and unregulated off-road vehicle abuse and
illegal trail construction now exploding throughout our National Forests
* Anxious about new Forest Planning regulations designed to subvert NEPA
* Committed to maximum protection of ecosystem integrity and species
diversity in the National Forest system
* Dissatisfied with the Wasatch-Cache Forest Management Plan
--but appalled by appeals slapped on it by ORV and snowmobile groups
* Concerned about the fate of Plan Revisions for the Manti-La Sal, Dixie,
and Fishlake Forests now underway
* Determined not merely to end the destruction of forest ecosystems, but to
support the emerging, nationwide campaign to reverse this trend
---THEN PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS HISTORIC EVENT---
7 P.M., July 17 at the
FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH, 569 S. 1300 E. in Salt Lake City
Sponsored by the Utah Forest Network cooperating with Red Rock Forests, the
Utah Chapter of the Sierra Club, Wasatch Mountain Club, Save Our Canyons,
Wild Utah Project, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, American Lands and The
PLEASE LET US KNOW YOU SUPPORT THIS CAMPAIGN BY SENDING AN EMAIL TO:
Please include this information in your email:
____Yes! I'm coming on July 17!
____I can't make the meeting, but would like to know about future
opportunities to join this campaign. Please add me to the Take Back Our
Forests email list!
Following is some additional information about me:
______________________City & Zip
I care most about the following National Forest areas in Utah:
____ Dixie (including Boulder Mountain)
____ Fishlake (including Thousand Lake Mountain)
____ Manti-La Sal (including Abajos and La Sals)
I can help in the following ways:
FOR BACKGROUND ABOUT FOREST PLANNING, THE ORV INVASION, AND THE UTAH FOREST
NETWORK, see http://www.redrockfo...background.html
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Posted July 15, 2003 - 12:43 PM
Posted July 15, 2003 - 01:09 PM
Posted July 15, 2003 - 06:39 PM
I thought so. We need to know when and where the actual forrest service and blm public meetings are being held and we need to go to them and voice our opinion. We could send hate mail to these guys, but that would only add fuel to the fire. Going to the meeting might do the same thing but I'm very tempted anyway.
Posted July 15, 2003 - 07:31 PM
I agree with you and I would like to know what the local chapters are doing and probally join their cause to wage war against the TH's.
OT - Send me a link via pm regarding the link that we were talking about saturday. THX
Tiger* - do you know if any of the local riding groups are doing, are you with any of them? Let me know your thoughts on a good way to help. Kinda new to the political side of things, but I want to make sure the my kids can ride in the future.
Posted July 16, 2003 - 03:33 AM
1. You DO NOT have to wait for a public meeting. You can call the forest and ask for the forest planner or recreation staff on the plan revision team and talk on the phone. It is also a good idea to follow up with an email for the public record.
2. Be specific about trails and areas you use, areas you enjoy and things you would like to see in the future.
3. Stay away from the us vs. them arguments.
4. Be courteous in your discussions and on the trail.
5. Individual opinions go farther than the interest group statements. The Forest Service HAS to look at all comments and cannot take just one source as the way it is. The more individual comments given, the more influence it will have but BE SPECIFIC TO THE AREAS YOU USE.
Posted July 16, 2003 - 03:44 AM
I Show me ONE SINGLE TRACE of forrest that has been harmed.
Trust me there is damage out on your forests but it is not neccasarily the motorcycles that is causing it in most cases. 4 wheelers are so capable these days that they are pushing into many areas they shouldn't be. Unfortunately OHV is a term that groups us all so what they do affects us as well. It couldn't hurt to mention that 2 wheeled vehicles use singletrack and need a separate management approach from the 4 wheeled vehicles.