New Rico-Dolores travel plan

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  1. mylsmkj

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  2. enduro-ince

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    Shocker! The district ranger didn't want his name in this article. Throwing his "assistant" under the bus instead. Wow.
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    The objections are in. Leading the pack against us are: wildearth guardians (aka Eco-Terrorist #1), Colorado backcountry hunters and anglers, and San Juan citizen alliance.

    https://cara.ecosystem-management.org/Public//ReadingRoom?Project=44918

    So, I did some poking around about wildearth. Found numerous things. Seems they do nothing productive and even list entities as supporters without the entities knowledge. (interesting though that new belgium brewery was on the list...some of you may remember they were on the list we saw a few years ago of entities in favor of locking us out of some public land near Moab).

    https://cara.ecosystem-management.org/Public//ReadingRoom?Project=44918
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  4. dmac1

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    Here is out side's take:

    COLORADO - Recreation Groups File Objections to Rico/West Dolores Travel Management ROD

    Dear Action Alert Subscriber,

    On November 15, 2017, the San Juan National Forest Dolores Ranger District released a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Draft Record of Decision for the Rico/West Dolores Roads and Trails (Travel Management) project. Members of the public can review the documents, maps and other project information at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=44918

    There is a lot of interest in the Draft Record of Decision on the Rico West Dolores Travel Management Project for the San Juan (CO) National Forest.

    Sharetrails.org/ BlueRibbon Coalition has worked under the direction of Colorado members in this project for many years, particularly including assisting as an intervenor in the Forest Service's successful defense against the Backcountry Hunters & Anglers lawsuit filed in 2009. Sharetrails.org/BRC continued to follow the leadership of our local partners, and was named in objections recently submitted by the San Juan Trail Riders (SJTR), Public Access Preservation Association (PAPA), Trails Preservation Alliance (TPA), and Colorado Off Highway Vehicle Coalition (COHVCO).

    If you would like further information, you can view the TPA announcement and the SJTR Member Alert below, each of which include the objections submitted by our attorneys. This is a top priority and these groups are vigorously fighting to maintain and improve access in the Rico West Dolores and surrounding areas.

    Ric Foster
    Public Lands Department Manager
    BlueRibbon Coalition
    208-237-1008 ext. 2



    Trails Preservation Alliance
    Objections to Rico West Dolores Travel Management Draft
    https://www.coloradotpa.org/2017/12/29/objections-to-rico-west-dolores-travel-management-draft/

    Member Alert - 1/5/2018

    January 09, 2018 5:35 AM | Anonymous

    Your SJTR's Board of Directors finds it very important to keep you updated on the steps that are being taken to challenge the USFS Dolores, CO Ranger District's recent move to significantly reduce single-track motorized recreation in the Rico/West Dolores Landscape of Southwest Colorado.

    On December 29 th, 2017 a very significant list of objections to the Draft Record of Decision (DROD) developed by the Dolores Ranger District was submitted to the Region 2 offices of the U.S.F.S. in Denver, CO. These objections will be reviewed by an assigned reviewing officer as a part of the process. We will be waiting to hear of any actions that may or may not result as to the review that will be made. We will keep you abreast of future developments.

    A full list of the objections to the DROD by the Dolores Ranger District are posted HERE for your review. Please take the time to look over these objections carefully to get a full understanding of all that is in play with this action.

    Best regards to all our loyal and supportive members who are committed to preserving our future recreation opportunities.
    Your San Juan Trail Riders Board of Directors.
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