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Eldorado NF roads/trails closed for all of 2012

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http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1056879

http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/eldora...TELPRDB5362068

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There were a few trails in Big Bear area that crossed a meadow. Those were closed off years ago. They were mostly lesser trails, so not a major issue. Not sure what they would do to a trail like Deer Valley that crosses two meadows and is a major link between two areas.
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Tactic 1 for fighting this:

E-mail your Rep, and Senators. You can find out who that is by going through this link:

http://whoismyrepresentative.com

By entering your zip, you should get your 2 senators, and your congressional rep. If you have a split zip code district like me, you will need the last 4 digits of your 9 digit zip code, this can be found here:

https://www.usps.com/ and click on the zip code tab on the left side.

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We have recently become aware that there will be a massive closure of OHV trails in the Eldorado National forest this summer.

Closing these trails for a solid year or more is absolutely the wrong approach. Off-roading is a major hobby enjoyed by people from across the country and is a major contributor to our state and region’s economy.

I don’t see why these trails, which have been in regular use for decades, can’t remain open until the environmental study is complete.

I understand that the ElDorado National Forest, or its surrounding communities may not be an area that you frequent, but it is where I spend many weekends a year recreating with my family. I am asking for your help to rectify this situation. There is no grounds for this closure, aside from some peoples hatred for wheeled recreation.

I consider myself an enviormentalist, as I spend many weekends a year in the forest, as a member of Friends of the Rubicon, and Friends of Eldorado National Forest, maintaining its trails, so that they can be enjoyed for years to come. Some of my favorite places to camp with my family are miles away from pavement, and with these road closures, my kids could never make the hike to these areas (honestly, I probably couldn't either).

Please take the time to look into this issue, and let me know how you can help.
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Also, here are some financial numbers that I put together a few years ago from user data, and amound spent on each forest.
Eldo
From Local users - $8.5 million (within 30 miles driven to the forest)
From Non-Local users - $45 million (Over 30 miles driven to the forest)

California has 4.9 million ohv users on forest service land across the state.
California also has the highest number for forest service OHV users.
The recreation user data came from this report.
http://www.fs.fed.us/recreation/prog...risRec1rpt.pdf
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We have recently become aware that there will be a massive closure of OHV trails in the Eldorado National forest this summer.

Closing these trails for a solid year or more is absolutely the wrong approach. Off-roading is a major hobby enjoyed by people from across the country and is a major contributor to our state and region’s economy.

I don’t see why these trails, which have been in regular use for decades, can’t remain open until the environmental study is complete.

I understand that the ElDorado National Forest, or its surrounding communities is not located in your district, but it is where I spend many weekends a year recreating with my family. I am asking for your help to rectify this situation. There is no grounds for this closure, aside from some peoples hatred for wheeled recreation.

I consider myself an enviormentalist, as I spend many weekends a year in the forest, maintaining its trails, so that they can be enjoyed for years to come. Some of my favorite places to camp with my family are miles away from pavement, and with these road closures, my kids could never make the hike to these areas (honestly, I probably couldn't either).

Please take the time to look into this issue, and let me know how you can help.
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