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OT. US Forest Service seeks to close roads

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by wireguy, Feb 19, 2008.

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  1. wireguy

    wireguy TS Member

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    > I received this email today. The link is to a petition to stop this nationwide road closure of Forest Service lands.

    Hello from Heber!!
    >I am writing to you all to ask that you go the link below, and sign the
    > petition located there. This is a petition to fight the Forest Service's
    > effort to close 80-90% of ALL forest service roads - NATIONWIDE. If they
    > are successful in passing their "Travel Management Rule", they will close
    > all but the MAIN roads in and out of the forest, and we will have no other
    > access by ANY Motorized vehicle. You will not be able to Camp off these
    > main roads - to retrieve a game animal off road or retrieve firewood. You
    > will either have to carry out to the open roads by hand, or obtain a
    > special
    > use permit to go off road in a vehicle. You will also have to WALK into
    > the
    > forest to find game or firewood, as the roads we all presently use
    > throughout the forest will be Closed !!! Ken and I truly believe that
    > this
    > will not only impact our use of the forests, but it will impact the
    > economy
    > in our community as well as others in similar areas throughout our state
    > (and across the US) in a huge way!!! If people cannot come to our
    > mountains and use the PUBLIC forest lands as we do now, not only will
    > folks
    > quit coming to camp/hunt/fish etc, but they will find new places to have
    > their "summer cabins" - and go elsewhere to recreate and build - somewhere
    > they have the Freedom to do what they are there for... and full enjoyment
    > of OUR PUBLIC LANDS! We will lose our Freedom in the Forests and Much
    > More
    > if we do not fight this proposed Rule. This will be voted on and monies
    > appropriated to put into full swing before summer. If passed, by 2009
    > this
    > will become a reality. What's worse, this is only the tip of the
    > iceberg.... they have so many other measures they are trying to implement
    > to
    > keep us out. What they do plan to keep open, will all have a FEE tied to
    > the
    > use of camping, boating, game/fuelwood retrieval even day use areas. This
    > is all in addition to the permits and licenses we are already required to
    > pay for. If I am not mistaken, we already pay to enjoy the public lands
    > merely by being tax paying citizens !
    >
    > I have a lot more information on this if you want to call or email me with
    > questions, but for now, please go to the link, sign the petition, and then
    > forward it to ALL your family and friends to do the same.
    >
    > Shelley & Ken Moore
    >
    > Heber/Overgaard, AZ
    >
    > http://access-advocates.org/petition_01/
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  2. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    It costs money to maintain roads, and this is the inevitable result of stopping logging. Fits hand in glove for the greenies and tree huggers, who want man out of the forst completely, except for a few able bodied hikers.<br>
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    And while I'm at it, this is also an oblique attack on hunting. Combine this with the lead ban in nearly a quarter of Commiefornia, and it's easy to see that the goal is to make hunting a thing of the past.<br>
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    And because the Second Amendment, according to liberals and their RINO pals, only protects guns for hunting, there won't be any need for such guns when there's no more hunting.<br>
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    Some of us predicted this a couple of decades ago, and it's all falling into place.
     
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