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  1. Hello felloe TT r's, All the draconian BS about the National Forest Service DEIS and the trail closings has motivated me to invest my own time and resources into an easy to use web form/petition script that automatically sends a properly formatted email to the USFS regarding the DEIS. It takes about a minute, just follow the instructions below. 1: Go to www.savethetrails.us and press the comment and sign button at the bottom of the page 2: Fill in your personal information in the form 3: Choose from the list of pre selected, specific comments. Add your own comments if desired 5: The buttons at the bottom of the form allow you to Preview the message, Send to a Friend and Submit the message 6: Check your email for a confirmation message and click the link in the email. Once that is done your personal message will be sent to the USFS As you many of you know there has been a lot of talk about the potential for the USFS to shut down some of our favorite riding areas under the guise of environmental impact. It looked like the USFS were going to slide this one in but a last minute effort by the people who use these trails and the pro OHV advocacy groups got the public comments portion of the DEIS extended to October 22nd. If we get enough interest in this we can re-purpose this form/script for other pro OHV causes nationwide. Thanks Adam www.savethetrails.us savethetrails(AT)gmail.com
  2. Hello fellow TT r's, All the draconian BS about the National Forest Service DEIS and the trail closings has motivated me to invest my own time and resources into an easy to use web form/petition script that automatically sends a properly formatted email to the USFS regarding the DEIS. It takes about a minute, just follow the instructions below. 1: Go to www.savethetrails.us and press the comment and sign button at the bottom of the page 2: Fill in your personal information in the form 3: Choose from the list of pre selected, specific comments. Add your own comments if desired 5: The buttons at the bottom of the form allow you to Preview the message, Send to a Friend and Submit the message 6: Check your email for a confirmation message and click the link in the email. Once that is done your personal message will be sent to the USFS As you many of you know there has been a lot of talk about the potential for the USFS to shut down some of our favorite riding areas under the guise of environmental impact. It looked like the USFS were going to slide this one in but a last minute effort by the people who use these trails and the pro OHV advocacy groups got the public comments portion of the DEIS extended to October 22nd. If we get enough interest in this we can re-purpose this form/script for other pro OHV causes nationwide. Thanks Adam www.savethetrails.us savethetrails(AT)gmail.com
  3. Adam1100

    Comments on the Eldorado NF Draft EIS

    Hi fellow TT'ers, I came up with www.savethetrails.us as an easy way for Pro OHV enthusiasts to voice their specific opinion as outlined in the USFS DEIS. This is now live and sending emails to comments-pacificsouthwest-eldorado@fs.fed.us 1. Go to www.savethetrails.us and press the comment and sign button at the bottom of the page 2. Fill in your personal information in the form 3. Choose from the list of pre selected, specific comments 4. Add your own comments if desired 5. The buttons at the bottom of the form allow you to Preview the message, Send to a Friend and Submit the message 6. Check your email for a confirmation message and click the link in the email. Once that is done your personal message will be sent to the USFS As you many of you know there has been a lot of talk about the potential for the USFS to shut down some of our favorite riding areas under the guise of environmental impact. It looked like the USFS were going to slide this one in but a last minute effort by the people who use these trails and the pro OHV advocacy groups got the public comments portion of the DEIS extended to October 22nd. I took a close look at the DEIS and attended one of the public meetings. I noticed that there was a specific way they wanted the public to respond to the specific issues that were in the document. To respond in the most efficient manner possible I created a web based software form that would allow individuals to email the USFS in the proper format and choose from a list of comments regarding specific issues in the DEIS. It took longer than I wanted it to and it is still sort of rough but it works as intended. Please follow the steps above to sign the petition and send a personal email to the USFS regarding the DEIS. If you have some specific issue you want on the form please email them to me and I will include them. Make sure to forward this email to friends or post this link www.savethetrails.us on any Pro OHV forum. The system is set up to only allow one unique email address per email and each email address must be confirmed so there is little chance for abuse. See you on the trail, Adam
  4. NOTICE: Your right to ride is in jeopardy. If you enjoy trail riding in Northern California then you need to attend one of these meetings listed below. If we do not band together the government, with the well organized support of the environmental lobby will slowly choke off all trail riding in national and state forests until all we have left is “managed” areas like Carnegie and Metcalf. The Eldorado National Forest is under attack. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/eldorado/projects/route/deis/index.shtml is released and the public comment time is only 45 days long and ends on September 4, 2007. What happens at these meetings will affect all of us for years, the rest of our lives, perhaps generations. I don’t know about you, but I for one would like to ride with my grandkids at Georgetown. If we do not attend these meetings and voice our opinions then the Forest Service will make the designated route decisions for us on December 7, 2007. That’s right; this year could be the last good season at Georgetown and other riding areas in the El Dorado National Forest unless we act now. According to the DEIS http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/eldorado/projects/route/deis/index.shtml web page Alternative D, the “preferred alternative” wants to reduce the number of routes from 2800 miles to 1600 as well as MUCH more restrictive seasonal trail closure from November to April. Basically, if the ground is wet then you can’t ride and when you can ride you have 40% less choices. The problem is that the short version of the DEIS is 789 pages long and hard to go through for specific points that we can make during these meetings. I found this http://www.ama-d36.org/forums/showthread.php?t=5425 post on the AMA District 36 web site that boils down the specific issues. We all need to be clear in what we are fighting for. Here is my list: 1. Seasonal Closure – Needs to be specific, not arbitrary. X number of days after X amount of rain. 2. Pro-OHV Alternative – There is no Pro-OHV Alternative. The Blue Ribbon Coalition came up with Alternate R but that was not included. We need to support Alternative R and we oppose the exclusion of Alternative R from this process. 3. Maximum Use Alternative – If we have a Minimum use we need a Maximum use alternative. 4. Support Alternative A – No Action. Since there is no Pro OHV alternative and the Forest Service refused to accept Alternative R we should try and get this No Action Alternative passed. 5. Be reasonable – We need to show the USFS that we are responsible trail users and want a fair OHV management plan These meetings are the FINAL step in this process. Act now or forever hold your peace. See you in Pleasant Hill on the 2nd. Adam 7/24 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Public Meeting Draft EIS Release Placerville - Marshall Building El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA 95667. 7/25 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Public Meeting Draft EIS Release Jackson - Civic Center, 33 Broadway, Jackson, CA 95642. 7/26 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Public Meeting Draft EIS Release Markleeville - Turtle Rock Community Center, 17300 State Route 89, Markleeville, CA 96120. 7/31 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Public Meeting Draft EIS Release Folsom - Lake Natomas Inn, 702 Gold Lake Drive, Folsom CA 95630. To be confirmed. 8/2 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Public Meeting Draft EIS Release Concord - Pleasant Hill Recreation Center, 320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523.
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