Just got back from the final meeting in concord. The meeting was very well attended 300+ standing room only. Some things I pulled from this meeting are- The forest service said it costs 800 dollars per mile for trail maintence per year. It costs 30 per mile per year for trail monitoring. The seasonal closure was brought up again and again they stated that even in dry years the months of Jan., Feb., Mar., the soil conditions are not right for OHV usage. Make your comments personal, about the things you care about, even if a trail is on the alternative comment that the trail is important to you. If you make general comments like alternative d sucks and alternative A is great your comments won't carry much weight. A couple of enviro types stood up and spoke and one in particular reminded me what where up against. He was an old man and he talked about how in the 50's his family went to the Eldorado for a week, and he's always remembered that trip, and wants it to stay pristine so one day his grandchildren can visit the forest. This man drove from San Francisco to Concord to express his view based on one trip he took 40 or 50 years ago! This kind of thing is why groups like the sierra club are so powerful. The forest service had a voulnteer sheet at the door and on the way out almost everyone there signed the voulnteer sheet which was cool to see Don Amador from Blue Ribbon Coalition was there and gave a little talk that was very well recieved. So check out OldeDudes thread on DEIS comments to get some ideas and get those comments sent in.