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News Release-Green Report is Stab in Back

Discussion in 'Land Use' started by mudfanatic, Mar 9, 2001.

  1. mudfanatic

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    Copy of: News Release-Green Report is Stab in Back

    BLUE RIBBON COALITION, INC.

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Contact: Don Amador
    Phone:925.625.6287 Office
    Date: March 7, 2001

    OHV STAKEHOLDERS SAY GREEN ATTACK IS A STAB IN THE BACK

    OAKLEY, CA -- One of Governor Davis' key recreation stakeholder groups is
    afraid that the new anti-motorized recreation hit piece just released by
    extreme preservationist groups could cause a set-back to the state's
    collaborative process. The new report "Off-Road to Ruin" has been published
    by one of the green participants in the California State Park's off-highway
    vehicle (OHV) ad hoc advisory council.

    This report is a good indicator that "crisis mongering" is still alive and
    well in the extreme environmental community. Rather than commend the state's
    OHV program for all of the good work is has done including the funding of
    hillside rehabilitation, trail closures and reroutes, and meadow restoration
    projects the report focuses on the industry of conflict.

    According to Don Amador, the western representative for the Blue Ribbon
    Coalition, "I think this report casts doubt upon the sincerity of certain
    green groups who I participate with in Governor Davis' OHV ad hoc advisory
    committee at state parks."

    Amador, a member of the stakeholder group, says, "What makes this report lack
    credibility is that it fails to recognize the many positive OHV management
    stories that exist because of the recreation partnership that is in place
    between state parks, jeepers and dirt-bikers, and the federal land agencies."

    "Even Chris Wood, a top policy advisor to Forest Service Chief Mike Dombeck -
    a Clinton administration official - has said the OHV community should be
    commended for the many volunteer trail projects they do for the Forest Service
    and Bureau of Land Management," Amador said.

    "I have seen even local chapters of the Sierra Club send in letters of
    commendation on how they support the OHV program, yet this so-called report
    fails to mention the many good aspects of the program. Where there is managed
    opportunities, the compliance with current OHV regulations by the users is
    between 95 -98 percent," Amador concludes.


    <font color=red>get involved with land issues or lose the land</font color=red>
     
  2. Panther

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    I believe I take offense at being lumped into a categpry called 'jeepers'. [​IMG]

    <font color=blue>"It's just a differentialator....Totally unnecessary" [​IMG]</font color=blue>
     

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