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URGENT! Colorado's OHV Community Needs Our Help!

Discussion in 'Land Use' started by MTMike, Jun 14, 2006.

  1. MTMike

    MTMike 1/2 ton status

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    We are sending this alert to our supporters in Colorado and all adjacent states.

    BRC is tracking the management of our nation's "roadless" areas, and we're becoming increasingly concerned about the anti-access group's press to make all "roadless" areas non-motorized, especially in Colorado.

    Various States are participating in the Bush Administration's Roadless policy by either petitioning the Forest Service for specific management, or in cases such as New Mexico, California and Oregon, marching in to federalcourt and demanding the reinstatement of the Clinton/Gore Roadless rule nationwide.

    Colorado, however, has taken a unique approach. In response to the Bush Administration's policy, the Colorado Legislature has formed the Roadless Areas Review Task Force. This task force will review and make recommendations to Colorado's Governor on how each Roadless Area in Colorado should be managed.

    Unfortunately, powerful special interests are trying to use the Task Force review process to lock up millions of acres of Colorado's forests, ultimately paving the way for Wilderness designation.

    Colorado's Off-Highway Vehicle community has responded with information and suggestions designed to protect the backcountry character of Roadless areas -- while still allowing recreational use.

    However, our reasonable voice is in danger of being drowned out by the shrill cry of the radical environmentalists.

    The danger here is that powerful out of state foundations and national Wilderness activist groups will attempt to pressure Governor Owens into endorsing restrictive management of Roadless areas.

    That's why we're asking you to stand with BRC and others who want to protect responsible recreational access to Colorado's Roadless areas.

    What you need to do:
    We are asking our members to sign our petition to the Colorado Roadless Task Force. The Task Force will be holding the last of a series of public meetings in Grand Junction Colorado on June 22, 2006. The petitions will be hand delivered to the Task Force at the Grand Junction meeting and MUST BE RECEIVED BY JUNE 21, 2006. For More Detailed Information HYPERLINK

    http://www.sharetrails.org/alertlist/redirect.cfm?ID=541&MID=168&LID=11
    http://www.sharetrails.org/releases/media/index.cfm?story=482

    THAT IS WHY WE NEED YOU TO PRINT AND SIGN YOUR PETITION TODAY!

    Simply click on one of the links below to download the petition for printing.

    HYPERLINK
    "http://www.sharetrails.org/alertlist/redirect.cfm?ID=542&MID=168&LID=11"Wor
    d Document

    HYPERLINK
    "http://www.sharetrails.org/alertlist/redirect.cfm?ID=543&MID=168&LID=11"PDF
    Document

    IN ORDER FOR YOUR PETITION TO ARRIVE ON TIME - PLEASE MAIL IT TO:
    MOTORCYCLE TRAIL RIDING ASSOCIATION
    P.O. BOX 3204
    GRAND JUNCTION, CO 81502

    BRC is working in partnership with the Colorado Off Highway Vehicle Coalition, the Colorado Snowmobile Association, the Colorado Association of 4WD Clubs and their member clubs in this effort.

    Your petition will be added to many thousands of others, so PLEASE -- do your part and help protect Colorado's recreational heritage by returning your petition today.

    IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT:
    Brian Hawthorne
    Public Lands Director
    BlueRibbon Coalition
    HYPERLINK "mailto:brbrian@sharetrails.org"brbrian@sharetrails.org
    (208) 237-1008 ext 102
     
  2. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    Thanks for posting this. We already have one popular trail that looks like it is going to get closed down. I fear for the future of wheelin' in Colorado.
     

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