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Unread 11-15-2010, 08:34 AM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Idaho
Posts: 366
Public Lands Usage

We are loosing our land, this is public land that is being LOCKED up....
We are asking to read and contact our DC representatives to stop the locking up of PUBLIC LANDS
All states are going threw this not just Idaho.....

To the Editor, and all others....

Nobody breaks more federal laws then the U. S. F. S. unless it is our elected federal officials who claim they will curb federal wastes and spending to get our votes. Do they NO, they vote themselves a raise and stay on the same cash cow that they or their predecessors were on.

The Antiquities act of 1906 protects all old building structures for the benefit of all Americans and visitors, yet nobody destroyed more old structures than the U. S. F. S. by burning them and the bottom line, WHY what were they hurting?? People could look at them and try to figure out how those people were making a living. This was a part of our heritage.

In the 1990’s the federal government passed a disabilities act saying all public places had to be accessible by the handicapped. Yet the U. S. F. S. with this fair travel plan has denied the disabled and citizens who cannot walk the right to use and see the Payette National Forest.

Roads and trails left open for motorized use figuring a road 30 ‘ wide, ATV trail 5’ wide, OHV trail 6’ wide, and a motorcycle trail 2’ wide, figuring by the acre this comes out to be 1/5 of 1% for motorized use, with no off road travel 3.2 million acres in the Payette National Forest, 6500 acres for motorized use doesn’t sound like a real fair balance to me.

Yes the U. S. F. S. is still our forest worst enemies. No Exceptions.


Leonard M. Wallace

Po Box 126

New Meadows, Idaho 83654


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More land that BLM want to lock up drafts are available here. 2,000+ pages three

Here is a link to the website containing the documents for the Jarbidge
Resource Management Plan:

I recommend starting with the document entitled How to Use Documents on
this Website, as it explains some ways you can more easily navigate the
documents using bookmarks, links, and searches rather than having to scroll
through all the pages.

You can find the address to which you can send or email comments in the
Dear Reader Letter. The Executive Summary gives a good overview of the
entire document. More detailed descriptions of the alternative management
options for Recreation and Transportation and Travel can be found in
Chapter 2 on pages 145-166. The maps that accompany these sections include
Maps 51-55: Recreation and Maps 56-66: Transportation and Travel. Appendix
M also discusses management of Special Recreation Management Areas in more
detail. The Special Designations sections of Chapter 2 (pages 207-240) may
also be of interest given your interest in the areas surrounding the
Bruneau and Jarbidge Canyons. Of course, feel free to review and provide
comment on any portions of the document in which you are interested.

Feel free to give me a call or send me an email if you have any questions.

Thank you for your interest in the Jarbidge Resource Management Plan--


Aimee D K Betts
RMP Project Manager
Jarbidge Field Office
Bureau of Land Management - Idaho
E: aimee_betts@blm.gov
P: 208-732-7405
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Unread 11-15-2010, 02:45 PM
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Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Potomac River
Posts: 5,084
Re: Public Lands Usage

ATV damage to streams and lands is severe. The noise and discourtesy of many of them is severe.

Closing logging trails and roads to motorized vehicles is the best thing that has happened to hunting in a long time.

Some pictures of ATV damage to a stream.

The Smokin Fur Rifle Club
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Unread 11-15-2010, 06:32 PM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Idaho
Posts: 366
Re: Public Lands Usage

I have to agree with the damage done by people and their off road usage....
BLM and the Forest Service both have federal laws to protect our environment we need to
aid them and help to protect these lands.
What the message is in the text is closure of roads that have been in use for over 60 years.
These closures are in many western states and soon if we don't try to stop these closures
my grandchildren will not get to see the beautiful country that we have and your childern and grandchildren....
We have choices and the choice is yours...
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