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United Action Alert

Discussion in 'Land Use' started by mudfanatic, Dec 1, 2000.

  1. mudfanatic

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    I thought that I posted this already but I can't find it.
    Carla is the attorney for United Four Wheel Drive Association

    You've already gotten an alert from Scott Riebel about an opportunity
    for a new Jeep trail to be constructed in Bangs Canyon,
    Colorado.

    I spoke with Ken Curry of the Grand Mesa Jeep Club about this. After
    speaking with him yesterday it became even more apparent
    and important that United needs to do all we can to support this new
    trail.

    BACKGROUND: Over the past several years, the BLM has developed and
    finalized a Management Plan for motorized travel in
    Bangs Canyon. This plan was formulated through a cooperative effort
    between the BLM and the Bangs Canyon Citizens Advisory
    Group. In the final plan, with input from the Advisory Group, the BLM
    adopted a plan which permits new sing-track and two-track
    construction in certain areas of Bangs Canyon.

    The proposed new trail will be located within an approved area under the
    Bangs Canyon Management Plan.

    As of late last week, only 3 letters in support of the new trail
    construction had been received by the BLM Grand Junction Office.
    They have already received thousands of letters opposing this new trail,
    mainly from misinformed anti-access people who
    mistakenly believe that the trail area in Bangs Canyon is the same area
    that the BLM had proposed for Wilderness Study
    designation in 1999. Unfortunately, the proposed WSA has the same name
    - Bangs Canyon. The area of Bangs Canyon which
    permits development of new trails under the Bangs Canyon Management Plan
    is NOT the same geographical area proposed for
    WSA designation.

    WHAT YOU CAN DO: Mr. Curry feels it would be most beneficial to get
    large numbers of individually written letters. This may
    take just a little more of your time, but a form letter at this point
    would not be as persuasive as we need our letters to be.

    Please take just a few minutes to write a letter. (See below)

    Thank you all in advance for your help.

    Carla

    Carla Boucher, Esq.
    United Four Wheel Drive Associations
    P.O. Box 15696
    Chesapeake, VA 23328
    (757) 482-4474

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