Forum Index > Stewardship > Federal Land Designations
Previous :: Next Topic  
Author Message
Sore Feet
Random Quippy Bit



Joined: 16 Dec 2001
Posts: 6192 | TRs
Location: I'm on a boat
Sore Feet
  Top

Random Quippy Bit
PostSat Jan 12, 2002 12:12 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Wow.  That is disturbing.  I've said it before, and I'll say it again.  After Sept 11, I really have no faith in humanity anymore.  If someone could make money off of it, we'd blow up the sun without regard for the fact that we sort of need it.

--------------
Bryan Swan
Pictures - http://www.flickr.com/photos/bryanswan
Waterfalls - www.waterfallsnorthwest.com
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
MtnGoat
Member
Member


Joined: 17 Dec 2001
Posts: 10924 | TRs
Location: Lyle, WA
MtnGoat
  Top

Member
PostSat Jan 12, 2002 12:16 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
If that means *dirt* road access for the Sky area, meaning Beckler and N Fk, I'm all for it. If it means they close everything but the main beckler road and the N Fk, and that's the "special deal", nada.

--------------
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock. - Will Rogers
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Reply to topic Reply with quote
spanky
Member
Member


Joined: 29 Jan 2002
Posts: 13 | TRs
Location: Washougal, WA
spanky
  Top

Member
PostTue Jan 29, 2002 7:44 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
The Blue Ribbon Coalition (BRC), the motorized access group out of Pocatello, ID is currentyl working Congress to get "backcountry recreation areas" created.  The BRC wants to allow dirtbikes, 4-wheelers on trails in these backcountry rec. areas and permit some modest selective logging and road decommissioning for forest health if situations warrant it.  They're putting forth their motorized backcountry rec. areas as an alternative to designating roadless areas as Wilderness.
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Reply to topic Reply with quote
Allison
Feckless Swooner



Joined: 17 Dec 2001
Posts: 12304 | TRs
Location: putting on my Nikes before the comet comes
Allison
  Top

Feckless Swooner
PostTue Jan 29, 2002 8:05 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Spanky, if I understand it correctly, this BITES.

I love the idea of a Wilderness Buffer as previously discussed, but this mixed use as described totally flies in the face. Bleah! rant.gif

--------------
www.allisonoutside.com

follow me on Twitter! @AllisonLWoods
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
Rich Baldwin
Mister Eddie



Joined: 22 Dec 2001
Posts: 1678 | TRs
Location: Martinique
Rich Baldwin
  Top

Mister Eddie
PostTue Jan 29, 2002 9:18 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
I favor recreation areas for all the different recreation communities, but not in the same places together. Multiple use doesn't work. Motorized recreation can make hiking distinctly unpleasant. The trail gets churned up to a talc-like consistency, the U-shaped rut makes your feet ache, and the smell and the noise are exactly what you are hiking to get away from.

There is also a distinct funding inequity for trails in Washington. From the NOVA funds, about 80% goes to motorized trails and 20% goes to non-motorized trails, even though the NOVA revenue is about 80% from non-motorized users. In recent years We have seen a dramatic decrease in hiking trail miles while the number of hikers has dramatically increased.

If you go hiking in the G-P you'll see what happens when the land manager favors motorized users. Even the rangers ride motorcycles on the trails there, and the results is trails in terrible condition.

Motorized and non-motorized recreation are incompatible and should have separate designated areas with different land management rules.

--------------
Was you ever bit by a dead bee?
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
  Display:     All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Forum Index > Stewardship > Federal Land Designations
  Happy Birthday ilsa817!
Jump to:   
Search this topic:

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
   Use Disclaimer Powered by phpBB Privacy Policy