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Old 03-12-2012, 01:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Nevada Ready for Statewide Group???

Nevada is a current hot bed of landuse intrigue...is it time for statewide communications and coordination? Wilderness; endangered species; road closures; and more continue to pop up in this great state. Yet from my research and checking around, there is no one group orchestrating the overall strategy to fight back and make a solid future for motorized recreation.

If I am wrong, please point me in the right direction.

If I am right, let's talk about what we can do about it.

BlueRibbon Coalition has helped with several efforts over the years, all the way back to the start of the Travel Management Rule when BRC and ORBA were helping several clubs and groups get organized. I've talked to several NV folks and the thinking is that there should be a statewide multiple-use group (all sports). Other folks have mentioned bringing back another NV United for the 4x4 folks and letting the ATV folks build their own group.

Of course, rock hounding and hunting/fishing are two huge sports that need representation too.

And then there is the size of NV where travel to meetings and such is pretty expensive and time consuming. So my thought would be to offer to help start a statewide virtual group if nothing else. Some folks have joined Cal4wheel (CA4WDC) which is a great option too, especially for the CA border areas. But what if we launched some statewide communications, virtually, like in a coalition of some sort?

Some folks may remember we had just that many years ago. It was callled the Nevada Coalition for Equal Recreation (NCER). http://www.delalbright.com/access/ncer.htm

However NV folks choose to go, BlueRibbon Coalition is wanting to help. Both Don Amador (my BRC partner) and I travel and recreate a lot in NV, and we don't want to lose any more access. Just chime in and let us know what your thoughts are.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sure sounds like Mr. Myers thinks something more needs to be done.



Charlie Myers

County Commissioner

Elko County Nevada

House Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands
March 12, 2012 Testimony

Currently the USFS is in the process of implementing the Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest Travel Management Plan (TMP) in Elko, Nevada. The FEIS has been prepared and published and is pending a record of decision. Elko County has numerous concerns with the four alternatives and the preferred alternative as written. We believe that the four alternatives and preferred alternative will create severe negative impacts to our economy, wildlife and wildlife habitat. We also believe that the Travel Management Plan as proposed is in direct violation of the NEPA process and requirements. We believe that the USFS did not and has not provided the best scientific data and information to support all of the limitations and prohibitions as written in the proposed actions of the Travel Management Plan.

Source and more: http://naturalresources.house.gov/Ca...EventID=282979
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