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For what its worth here is the text. DT

CLEAR CREEK BULLETIN

October 2005

Bureau of Land Management

Hollister Field Office

20 Hamilton Court

Hollister, CA 95023

(831) 630-5000 or Fax (831) 630-5055

AREA REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2005

Please call the Hotline at (831) 630-5060 for the latest information prior to a visit to the CCMA

NEPA News

The Proposed Resource Management Plan Amendment and Final Environmental Impact Statement for Clear Creek was released on September 30, 2005.

Copies have been mailed to interested parties on the CCMA mailing list, CD format copies are available upon request.

Approved Environmental Documents:

CA 190-05-26. Categorical Exclusion. CCMA Law Enforcement. Approved 6/22/05.

CA 190-05-032. Environmental Assessment. Native American Ceremony in Larious Canyon. Approved 9/23/05.

Other News…

The project to install fencing, restrooms, and perform restoration work at the Jade Mill site is underway. Please respect any temporary fencing or use restrictions related to this project.

The Entrance Station will once again be staffed this use season. Information and maps will be available there and at other kiosks within the CCMA.

Visitors will be asked to stop and register upon entering the area.

October 21-24 there will be a Native American Ceremony in upper Larious Canyon. The previous ceremony was a success thanks to the cooperation of all Clear Creek users. Please respect this event by avoiding Larious Canyon and respecting the temporary closure signs in that area.

Informational kiosks, found throughout Clear Creek Canyon and other locations, have been revised, updated, and reposted. Please take time to read the new information, and check for updates upon each visit.

EPA Human Health Risk Assessment

In February of 2005, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its “Human Health Risk Assessment Technical Memorandum,” which was based on studies conducted last fall and winter within Clear Creek.

EPA is now generating its final risk assessment report, which is due to be released mid-2006.

Do your part…

Efforts are ongoing to protect the Threatened San Benito Evening Primrose. Stay out of closed areas, creek bottoms, and please respect fencing associated with protection of this unique plant.

Help maintain the recreation opportunities at Clear Creek. Ride only on signed roads, trails, and areas.

Efforts are continuing to improve visitor information and signing within the area. It is the responsibility of every user to be familiar with, and follow, all area rules and regulations.

For Up-To-Date Information on Recreation and Road Conditions Call the CCMA Hotline at:

831-630-5060

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The Entrance Station will once again be staffed this use season. Information and maps will be available there and at other kiosks within the CCMA.

Visitors will be asked to stop and register upon entering the area.

- maybe there in the future summers we can sign a "I know it's abestos, but I dont care form" ?

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My dad and I rode there a lot in the early 80's. No sign of health problems yet! From asbestos anyway! :banghead:

Now the good ole t_re fire's on the other hand :banghead:🤣

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The Entrance Station will once again be staffed this use season. Information and maps will be available there and at other kiosks within the CCMA.

Visitors will be asked to stop and register upon entering the area.

- maybe there in the future summers we can sign a "I know it's abestos, but I dont care form" ?

Sent an e-mail over to Brian asking about the registration and got this in response:

Registration has several functions. Also, registration at CCMA is

requested under the 2005 Biological Opinion by FWS, and is also part of the

pending FEIS. We started gathering info last year while at the entrance in

a less formal manner - we were able to calculate an average of 2.27 persons

per arriving vehicle in this manner. Attached below is the form used at

the station; there will also be a self-register at Idria and main entrance

for when it's not staffed.

Following is the reasoning behind registration at CCMA and other recreation

areas:

1) Registration requiring license plate numbers can increase visitor

compliance - something BLM and and area users both want.

2) Fosters greater visitor respect of the area and adds a greater sense of

BLM presence in the area.

3) Provides valuable information on visitor use (e.g. number of persons

per vehicle)

4) Information on relative numbers/types of OHV's for planning purposes.

5) Information on where folks are coming from - what newspapers to publish

notices/press releases in, where to have public meetings.

6) A method for following-up on egregious violations (albeit a long

shot...)

This is voluntary registration at this point, but stopping every vehicle

upon entering has allowed us to contact a large number of users in person

on weekends.

We expect the station to be open Sat 8- noon and Sun 8-noon. We will also

try some afternoons on Friday until dark. We are limited on staff as

usual, so I cannot guarantee it will be staffed every weekend at those

times.

Hope this adequately answers your questions. Talk to you soon,

(See attached file: ccma registration log lesly.doc)

Brian White

Clear Creek Project Coordinator

BLM - Hollister Field Office

(831) 630-5044

Pretty much what I expected. Nothing too horrible - just another step down the road toward "civilizing" Clear Creek :banghead: .

Seph

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Next they will want to tattoo bar codes on our arms or implant RFID chips before you can ride.

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no they will like you say chase all us indians off the reservation........then finally SRMC will have to open up a dirt biker Casino! Cha Ching!!!

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