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COM AWN PEOPLE !!!!
We gotta make this meeting standing room only tonight!!

So put on your favorite 4x4 shirt and show up!!!
 

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Heres a triva question for you guys that call this place a dirt road..
1).Anybody remember what the name of the trail was befroe everyone called it jergans??

2). What club used to run initiations up the water fall there??

My point is, it's worth standing up for <IMG SRC="smilies/pissed.gif" border="0">
 

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We gotta make this meeting standing room only tonight!!
Tonight and every night -- as noted above, we need to show up at each and every one of these meetings until this deal is settled, to make the most out of this particular management process.

Frankly, we're already behind a bit, since few folks have attended the years' worth of meetings leading up to this, but we can still have a very active impact upon the BLM planning by showing up consistently to represent our cause. The homeowners are certainly showing up!

The battle is NOT lost... but I guarantee it will be if we don't engage NOW in THESE meetings. There continues to be plenty of notice for these meetings http://www.pirate4x4.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=10&t=014508 and in the Land Use Section -- and also on the BLM Website: http://www.ca.blm.gov/folsom/meetings.html

If you don't show up to defend the land, then don't <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0"> when you can no longer drive to it. Writing letters and making phone calls won't even touch this process... the only way to have a say is to show up at each meeting and make yourself heard.

Be there.

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Guys, As much as I want to go there just is no way I can make it. I can't even get off work until 6 and it is a three hour drive to get there. I will call a couple buddies and see if they will attend.
 

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Originally posted by Brian Anthony Gutierrez:
<STRONG>Heres a triva question for you guys that call this place a dirt road..
1).Anybody remember what the name of the trail was befroe everyone called it jergans??

2). What club used to run initiations up the water fall there??

My point is, it's worth standing up for <IMG SRC="smilies/pissed.gif" border="0"></STRONG>

Pirate trail is a different trail, nobody had initiation there <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

The trail is not the only thing being closed though - the entire area is so that INCLUDES the pirate trail which is allready off limits from what I am told.
 

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The trail is not the only thing being closed though - the entire area is so that INCLUDES the pirate trail which is allready off limits from what I am told.
A couple of clarifications... AFAIK, NONE of this land is currently closed, though the BLM could slap an administrative closure on this at any time (that's what they did to Surprise Canyon).

There was a seasonal closure on this land in early 2001, but that has been lifted.

Local clubs are operating under what could be called a 'gentlemen's agreement' not to run Wildcat Canyon, but runs down to to the river are permitted, and even recommended if they include efforts to clean up the dumping along the 2WD sections of the road and any slight litter that exists along the 4WD sections of the road.

Do keep in mind that the folks who want to close the land ARE watching... and be on your best behavior.

Randii
 

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Tonights meeting went so so , we need to show up and start bargaining to keep this area open through education and sound reasoning with the other folks at the meeting . There was allmost just standing room there to bad we were not the majority.


THE NEXT MEETING IS ON NOV 1st (thursday)

AT THE ODD FELLOWS HALL IN COLOMA , BRING LEVAL HEADS AND BE READY TO TALK IT OUT.
 

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I have been involved in some of these meetings before in the southeast. They can get nasty. Been to some 10 year revision stuff as well as the roadless crap.
LARGE NUMBERS OF WARM BODIES ARE NEEDED.
We swarmed some of the meetings for TN and what a site. Most of the previous meeting were mostly GAG's and hippies showing up. Southern Four Wheel Drive www.sfwda.org and their Land Use Dirrector really worked on getting the word out and got MAJOR turn outs. So many showed up the FS was having to find venues big enough to handle the crowds. We overfilled a middle school!
One of the smartest things that was done is get some other groups invloved. Groups like hunters are often not up on trail closure. They are seasonal users so the show up and find places closed with no clue. FIND them and get them to show up and pass the word to their groups. Their interest are just as at stake. ATV and Motor cycle groups also have the same interest and may not be aware of the meetings so find them also.
The TN meetings went so well that TN is looking at opening trails simular to Tellico. They saw the dollars towns like Murphy NC were bringing in from all the wheelers and wanted a slice of the pie. A lot of the trails they are looking at opening will back right up to Tellico <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

Good luck guy's. If I were about 800 miles closer I would be there.
 

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