Guys, I'm sorry to bring up a negative subject, but you must know the truth. As you know, our green stickie money is controlled by the California Off Highway Vehicle Commission. In theory, they are suppose to be providing opportunities for OHV recreation. Sounds good, but I haven't seen too much progress in Southern California to increase places to ride. Anyway, I'm reading the National Forest web page and see their outline requesting funding from the OHV for programs related to the Los Padres National Forest. Their request is for $392,000 (340% more than the previously approved grant) to conduct the following: Train Staff at OHV laws; e.g., how to conduct sound tests, how to enforce regulations which limit OHV use. Hire biologist to conduct lengthly studies to detemine impacts to wildlife so that it can justify trail closures. Install signage telling users which roads and trails they can no longer use. Hire soils specialists to examine impacts caused by OHV vehicles so that they can justify additional closures because the Clean Water Act regulations are not being complied with. Fund aerial surveillance flights to catch and prevent illegal riding of snowmobiles. I don't have a problem with spending money, but don't you think it ought to be for activites that increase or maintain our riding rights? For example, why not fund small bridge crossings to minimize discharges into streams? Or how about paying for hard base stream crossings? How about education to OHV users? Or dare I say, how about paying for more offroad vechicle parks? Anyway, it's sad that our opponents are taking the law to their benefit and using our money to nail the lid shut. If only I were King.... What's your thoughts?