Historic Forest Sand Trail Closed in DEIS
 
 
The Recreation HQ is strongly disappointed in the preferred alternative (Alt. 4) selected in the Siuslaw National Forest’s DEIS.   HQ is still reviewing the document but it appears the agency is basically implementing their Clinton-Gore era 1994 Management Plan.  That plan functionally closes all historic sand trails that exist in forested or vegetated areas.   If the plan is adopted it will forever change the riding experience at the dunes.
 BRC Alert on the DEIS/ Comment Period which ends Dec. 10, 2012
 
YouTube Video of OHVers on Sand Trail Closed in DEIS
 
Please see HQ blog from 2011 on FS Closure Plan
 
As some of you know, BRC toured the area last summer with OHV enthusiasts and even had the Forest Supervisor come out for a one day tour of the area.  Unfortunately, it appears the agency has stuck its head in the sand by selecting an ill-advised plan from a bygone era.  
 
For a background of BRC’s concerns about the proposed action, please read our July 25, 2011 comment letter which was apparently ignored by the agency.
 
HQ believes it is important for OHV users and related businesses in the OR Dunes area to immediately contact their county commissioners and make sure the counties comment on the DEIS too.
 
Thanks for your time to review this issue!
 
 

Original author: Don Amador

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