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USFS Roadless Rule

Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by cbob, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. cbob

    cbob Been here awhile

    Oct 15, 2004
    Buford, GA
    EVERYONE needs to send a message to USFS on Roadless Rule proposal. If the enviros win (and there are a lot more of them than us) they will START by shutting down US forest roads. Their next step will be to shut down ORV areas we enjoy, which are already closed on a periodic basis. Next will be the private tracks we enjoy. They won't stop until it's illegal to buy, sell or own an off road vehicle.

    Comment period ends on Monday, Nov 15, 2004. The following website has a pre-printed form, but it's best to use your own words. Be creative. Be positive. Be short.


    Here's my latest letter, sent yesterday:
    (ok, I could have been more positive . . . )

    Content Analysis Team
    Re: Roadless State Petitions

    There are a lot of environmentalists writing letters about the Roadless Rule proposal.

    Frankly, I don't like the idea of someone telling me how to recreate just because I am outnumbered 10 to 1. It doesn't make them "right" and us, motorized users, "wrong". It only makes them bullies.

    Please keep the forest roads open. I enjoyed them last Saturday and hope to again in the near and distant future.

    Thank you,
    - c bob
  2. iceweazel

    iceweazel mechanic-ly inclined

    May 23, 2004
    Columbus, OH
    Maybe I'm missing something, but I did some searches and didn't see anything about shutting things down on this. This is just local input on future decisions.

    Now perhaps later if states work it that way. And then I'd expect out of area comments to be ignored.

    Am I missing something here?
  3. MookieBlaylock

    MookieBlaylock Long timer

    Feb 29, 2004
    hmm government subsidizes corporations by building roads into the last of wild america, we pay out the but for some scumbag company to get rich clearcutting,,,,ah no thanks ,,,i prefer to look at and ride in real forests not industrial waste lands. I think existing forest roads ought to be accessed by anyone be it equestrian, 4wheeler or advrider :)