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    Important Info.
    We feel that some articles and information are so important that they should always be accessible. We've listed them below and hope that everyone will read them.

    Tellico ORV Area Under Attack

    MOAB Under Attack!

    US Forest Service Abusing programs and we're losing land use!

    Editorial Article about the misuse of Recreation Site Facility Master Planning (RSFMP) program

    National Forests Could See Large Closures - enough said!

    California OHV Funding At Risk!

    Informative Article About The US Government and the Recreation Site Facility Master Plan (RSFMP) program. - a must read!

    December 20, 2007
    The Vermin at PEER Strike Again!
    Over this year's Easter break, according to a supposed survey released last week (in December 2007), partiers at the off-road vehicle haven, Little Sahara Recreation Area in Juab County, blocked a section and forced women to bare their breasts before they were allowed to leave. There were "numerous incidents of unwanted fondling of women," adds the survey, released by the group Rangers for Responsible Recreation, based in Washington, D.C. This group is nothing more than a front for the

    Environmentalists formed to attack us at a very low and base level. The fact that it is compromised of retired Forest employees and Rangers supposedly gives it credibility, but we question their ethics and tactics. It is nothing more than a dressed form of the enviro-wackos formed to attact us in a callous and inhumane manner and get away with it. And, it is working! The press gives these jerks a free pass on everything they say, never questioning any of the supposed facts or evidence. They print everythign these clowns say as if it is verified fact, which it most certainly is not!

    The narrative supposedly supports the survey, which has been reported (we question everything doen by this group!) to have been carried out among U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management rangers in a five-state area that included Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and the southern desert portion of California. The political hack group uses their brand of propaganda to hopefully coerce politicians and the general public to install and enforce extremely limited and strict ORV use policies. Supposedly almost 300 BLM and Forest Service rangers and supervisors in the five states were contacted. We won't post the rest of their propagan. We just want to t see the statistically valid results of a study implemented by an independant and unbiased group and not these hacks!

    People Speak Up About Sierra National Forest OHV Plan
    Hopefully, you and your OHV friends were some of those who poured in their comments. We had posted links to the plan and where to send comments in the hopes that many viewers of this site would send in their OHV supporting comments. We'll just have to see.

    Sierra National Forest officials opened thier proposal up to public commentary and they were fairly bombarded with nearly 10,000 public comments via e-mail, mail, maps and phone calls. A Forest Service spokesperson stated that the Clovis headquarters was flooded with comments prior to the December 3rd comment deadline. Now forest officials will categorize each comment to determine those that require further study. Since many of these roads and trails are inaccessible during the winter, the analysis could stretch for months. According to a Forest Service representative, each comment that they receive is assigned a tracking number so people can see what happens to their specific comment.

    The Sierra National Forest proposal was to decrease available OHV trails from 590 miles down to 124 miles of open OHV routes; a reduction of 79%. The cowards once again attempted to hide behind the use of calling user created trails "unauthorized trails". Once again, when the travel management plan was open travel and you could go anywhere, it meant that you could make trails! They were and are authorized traisl you political hacks! Stop using this half-cent propaganda on us. We're not buying it!

    Now the Forest Service will take all o f the comments, categorize them, consider some, study some, and then post their final decision. We feel strongly that the final result will closely resemble their proposal and that this whole event was noithing more than a masquerade at considering what people really want. We hope we are proven to be wrong.

    Chippewa National Forest Releases OHV Plan
    The proposed plan for OHV vehicle use on the Chippewa National Forest allows 1,486 miles of existing U.S. Forest Service system roads for OHV use. The decision, announced last week by Chippewa National Forest Supervisor Robert Harper, adds 272 miles of new opportunities on higher standard roads and reduces the amount of "low standard" roads previously open to ORVs vehicles by 316 miles. Robert Harper selected Alternative 2 out of the 4 options and made some modifications to it .

    This appears to be one instance where we weren't short changed. You can read all of the information on th eChippewa National Forest website at http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/chippewa/projects/index.php

    Casper, WY BLM Issues Travel Plan
    It was more than two decades since the Bureau of Land Managment (BLM) last updated its master plan to address how to work with approximately 1.4-million acres of BLM-administered public land and 4.7-million acres of federal mineral estate overseen by the Casper BLM office. The office now has a new plan to guide it through the next several years. The plan designates approximately 2,224 acres completely closed to OHV use, 1,162,244 acres limited to existing roads and trails for OHV use, and 196,824 acres limited to designated roads and trails for OHV use. Once again, this appears to be a reasonable plan and one that we can live with. Hope it stays that way.

    New OHV Park in Alabama
    Minooka Park is under way. Check them out at http://www.minookapark.org

    Another OHV Park To Open In Alabama in 2008
    Thank heavens some states and areas get it. OHVs are good for business, the local economy and the community. Cullman County officxials certainly get it. They are in the process of opening up a 1,400 acre off road park. The name of the park has gone through successive names. Originally it was called the All-Terrain Vehicle Park for four-wheelers, but seemingly from now on it will be known as the OHV Park, according to a county spokesman. The park is located on 1,464 acres past Bremen on Ala. Highway 69 South towards Jasper.

    The park will contain pavilions, picnic tables and a storm shelter. The main road in the park is a gravel road which already exists at the site and will hold two-way traffic. Looped trails will be developed off of the main road which carry only one-way traffic for safety reasons. The trails will be for motor bikes, dirt bikes and possibly an equestrian trail. Another area will be developed into a rock crawling site located on a steep, rocky terrain. According to officials, the plan depends a lot on the funding schedule, but the park should be open next fall. The first part of the park that will open are trails that already exist. The schedule to complete the park is aprroximately 5 years. The site will also have two campgrounds with hookups for about 40 campers at each site.

    December 12, 2007
    Stanislaus National Forest Sees Trail Closures Looming!
    Stanislaus National Forest has released its proposal of which forest roads and trails motorized vehicles should be allowed to travel on and where they should be off-limits. A major part of the plan involves designating an official OHV trail system - this is where we always get it handed to us!

    You can see the propsed plans at http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/stanislaus/projects/ohv/ . The current proposal is to reportedly increase its current 60 miles of approved OHV trails to just more than 200 miles of authorized trails. The proposal will keep 102 miles of user-made trails. There are 33 trails totaling 19 miles proposed to be added on the Calaveras Ranger District, 18 trails totaling 10 miles on the Groveland Ranger District and 164 trails totaling 97 miles on the Mi-Wok Ranger District. Additionally, the forest is planning to convert 16 miles of existing roads to OHV trails.

    The final route designation plan is due by the end of 2008. Once a trail and road system is complete, people will be allowed to drive up to 100 feet off of them for things like parking, camping and collecting firewood. The forest is accepting public comments until Jan. 18 regarding the proposal and its upcoming environmental analysis. Open houses on the topic will also be held Dec. 18th and 19eh at the Forest Supervisor's Office on Greenley Road in Sonora. Other meetings are :

    January 10, 2007
    Calaveras Ranger District Proposed Actions
    West Point Community Hall
    West Point, CA

    Agenda:

    • 5:00 – 6:00 pm Browse maps and ask questions
    • 6:00 – 8:30 pm Overview of NEPA process and ways to get involved

    January 12, 2007
    Forestwide Proposed Actions
    Stanislaus County Harvest Hall
    3800 Cornucopia Way
    Modesto, CA 95358

    Agenda:

    • 1:00 - 2:00 pm Browse maps and ask questions
    • 2:00 - 3:00 pm Forest Presentations of the Proposed Action
    • 3:00 - 4:00 pm Browse maps and ask questions

    Project Contact:
    Sue Warren, Project Coordinator
    19777 Greenley Road
    Sonora, CA 95370
    (209) 532-3671 ext. 321
    e-mail: swarren@fs.fed.us

    Travel Plans Come To Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (NV)
    Here we go again! Look for our trails to be cut and cut hard in yet another public land riding area! We like how they have not posted any information at all about this endeavor on their web page for the public at large to view (note sarcasm). The meeting and map of trails were over a week ago and nothing published. We wonder if they will.

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    Southern Four Wheel Drive Association's Rescue Tellico Fund!
    Please support the fight to keep Tellico open by donating whatever you can to the Southern Four Wheel Drive Association's "Rescue Tellico Fund". Every little bit helps.

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