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Old 03-11-2008, 10:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Quinn Interested in Fordyce Trip

Today, we had a meeting with Tom Quinn, the new TNF Supervisor. During the course of our meeting, I mentioned that while El Dorado NF has their crown jewel, the Rubicon...Tahoe NF also has their crown jewel, The Fordyce.

I told him that I highly recommend that he gets a ride on the trail to appreciate it fully. His reply was that he was very interested in such a trip.

I was generally encourage by the meeting with Mr. Quinn. He appears to be for recreation in public forests. His main comment was (something we've been saying all along) that DEIS is not just a motorcycle/ATV issue...it's a total recreation issue. Bird watchers, sunday drivers, campers, hunters, fisherman, OHV users, and any other possible use in the forest...even driving into the forest, pulling over and reading a book.

I will personally keep a Fordyce Field Trip on his agenda.
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this sounds like a really good thing
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Of course we'll have to wait until the snow melts but after it does we'll be taking some forest engineers into the trail to look at some work we want to do this year. Perhaps we can get together and all go in at that time. It would be good for Mr. Quinn to see his staff at work and the cooperation between users and administrators.
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It would be good for Mr. Quinn to see his staff at work and the cooperation between users and administrators.
I think this should be beneficial to all.

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It would be good for Mr. Quinn to see his staff at work and the cooperation between users and administrators.
True enough. He actually mentioned he's previously had positive experience with User Group Volunteers.
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True enough. He actually mentioned he's previously had positive experience with User Group Volunteers.
We've heard good things about his work on the Stanislaus -- I hope he can repeat the same sort of directed listening on the Tahoe, as well. His is a tough job -- he needs to listen to all user groups and the anti's (since many times they are NOT a user group!) and find a middle ground, while dancing lightly through a maze of laws, decreasing funding, and agency politics.

All Forest Supervisors have a helluva tough job -- I'm hopeful for the new Soup's in my local forests...

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Of course we are concerned with off road vehicles here but it was always my intention to try and include all users in our planning. Bikers, hunters, even hikers! That's one of the reasons I hiked the trail last year. To get that perspective as well as driving it.
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