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Discussion in 'Land Use' started by blazen91, Jun 22, 2001.

  1. blazen91

    blazen91 1/2 ton status

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    It is too late to attend this meeting, but read the e-mail any way. It is interesting how the BLM wants to deal, or thinks it can deal, with the eco's.


    Friday June 22, 2001
    Important Notice
    Desert District Advisory Council (DAC) Meeting Saturday, June 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
    There is strength in our numbers. Plan on attending if you can.

    From: Roy Denner, SDORC Education Chairman and DAC Vice Chairman

    Subject: Desert District Advisory Council (DAC) Meeting The Desert District Advisory Council will meet Saturday, June 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p. m. at the Kerr-McGee Center in Ridgecrest.

    The meeting will be an important one for OHV interests. The agenda includes updates/briefings on BLM's off-highway vehicle program, OHV management related issues, the OHV Grant Program, and a discussion of the "Off-Road to Ruin" publication.

    It should be a very interesting session. Paul Spitler, the Executive Director of the California Wilderness Coalition - the organization that published "Off-Road to Ruin" - has been invited to attend and will have an opportunity to defend that report - if he shows up. Mr. Spitler also sits on the OHMVR Commission - the people that control our green Sticker funds.

    I will have a report from a San Diego environmental analysis company that is dissecting the studies referred to in that report. I am hoping to have a representative from the environmental company in attendance as well. No fireworks allowed!!

    We will also be discussing the draft of the first Desert Area Management Plan - the "Northern & Eastern Colorado Desert Coordinated Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)" - also known as NECO. This is NOT a Management Plan - it is purely an EIS. It starts out by closing five OHV areas - some because they are overused and some because they are underutilized. It goes on to provide reasons and methods to close any area that might have an impact on sensitive or possibly sensitive species and/or their habitat.

    This so-called management plan is written in the shadow of the current lawsuits and attempts to satisfy the enviro-extremists to the point that they will never again have a reason to sue the BLM. What a joke!

    If this plan is implemented the way it is drafted it will become the guideline document for BLM plans all over the country. I expect to have, at that meeting, a report on the NECO plan that is being prepared by a top-notch environmental attorney from San Diego. He is reviewing NECO in detail and commenting on the poor science and anecdotal information used to draw far-reaching conclusions.

    We will not be caught short again like we were with the Glamis closures! So - if you can make the next DAC meeting you might find it interesting.

    The meeting will be held in the Pinnacles Room (room probably will change due to number of attendees expected) at the Kerr McGee Center, located at 100 West California Avenue in Ridgecrest. To get to Ridgecrest, take the 395 exit off of FWY 15 and head north. To reach the Kerr McGee Center, go west on California Avenue from China Lake Boulevard and follow the road to the Center.




    <font color=red>Land use issues are the heart of our sport.
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  2. muddin4fun

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    So, let me get this right....if the OHV areas are used, they get closed down...and if they don't get used, they are closed down. Did I read that right?

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  3. blazen91

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    That IS what you read. BLM is closing land before they are sued to keep from being sued. The problem is that WE don't join clubs and organazations to give enough money to sue the BLM(like the ASA, CORVA, and AMA just did. There is alot of money in Glamis toys, so people put up some cash to protect them.) And that is one thing we need to do.

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  4. taterblazer

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    The BLM and Forest Service are greenies in a lot of cases. The only way to win is to declare unconditional war. I vote Republican and don't give an inch to the greenies. They already have way to much as it is. In Idaho our government voted down making the Owyhees some sort of an protected area. I just want to let you know in ID we won't give up or give in.
     
  5. Twiz

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    I'm moveing to Iaho

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