Meeting: White Tanks and Bradshaw Foothills 5/6/2010
The AZOHVC has been working to get some documents ready for two projects and am at the point we need to get input from everyone to finish the last stages. So we have set up a meeting in a place that we will have plenty of room if needed. Please respond to let me know if you are going to attend.
I hope no one minds, but with all of our schedules being so crazy we are going to cover both areas in the one night. We will start with an over voew of both places and what our needs are, and then will set aside time for each area to be reviewed on its own.
Also if needed we could offer child care, just need to know if it is needed.
In the area between Wickenburg and Table Mesa Road in the Bradshaw Foothills there are a ton of trails. It is one of the next areas that we will be working on with the BLM to log trails and work through the process for a travel management plan. I have maps that have the trails that are known at this time, we need to have everyone that wheels this area make sure our inventory is up to date so that we can get these trails included and as open trails.
Please don't turn this into another discussion on giving up trails. I know the reasons why people don't want to give up some secret trails, I do respect your reasons, but know if they are not on the map, they are not approved and thus looked at by land management as closed and you can get a ticket for being on it. I do feel that with all the Phoenix BLM has done to keep trails open over the last couple years with the new manager we should give them a chance. If you feel you should not I respect your reasons and request that we don't turn this into an argument, feel free to ignore this request.
We need to wrap up a few details on this so we can move forward with getting access of Watson Road.
We need a plan of action that will start with getting a club or clubs to volunteer as an adopt a ranch program. The responsibilities will include traveling along the access road granted and keeping it clean. We will need to give a distance of maybe 20 feet on either side of the access road that we will maintain.
We will take the plan of action to the BLM, get their approval we can use the trails.
We will be looking to have grants cover cost or putting in signs along the road telling people they must stay on the road.
We will also be looking to have grants help with putting down dust suppressant on the access road, which will help the city and get their buy in. If you put in at least 5 miles of suppressant down on roads every year there is something in the law that may get you outof having to pay fines.
I also want to review the trail list I have to ensure we have everything on the list.
I will use the propsal we completed for the previous submission to the City of Buckeye as our starting point.
Please some prepared with maps, suggestions and what you are willing to do to help in these areas.
Place: Apostles Lutheran Church
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Address: 7020 W. Cactus Road, Peoria AZ
Directions: It is West of 67th Ave on the North Side of Cactus. It is in the Family Life Center (Gym) which is in the North West portion of the campus.
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