[Fwd: StandardFW 104 comments. FS revised LRMP]
- Hey Trail Riders!
Remember-- July 3, Thursday, closes the comment period for the revised
land and resource management plan for the Jefferson and other National
I have enclosed my comments to the FS and to our rep-- Congressmen
If you haven't yet written to express your concern about the issues
surrounding this revision (you can read the entire document online),
you've got one more day to get your comments in.
Please do not simply forward what I have already written-- the FS
already has a copy of that. But you can use it to gather arguments,
data, or just to make yourself more familiar with some of the issues
involved. And you may think of more arguments. Visit Envirohorse.com
for more trail-related data, too.
Standard FW-104 reads" Allow horses and pack stock only on open and
closed classified roads (unless otherwise posted) and designated
trails. Horses and p ack stock are allowed immediately adjacent to the
trails and roads for the purpose of camping, resting, picnicking,
watering, etc. (within a corridor of 300 feet on either side of
designated trails). See Riparian section for additional guidance."
You might be surprised at how few trails this will leave us if
approved. I went over some trails in the James River RD this week with
the rec. sup. On my map, they are marked with little multi-use
(hiker/biker/horse) signs. "Oh, those aren't designated horse trails,"
she said. We've only got two of those (a total of about 6 miles all
together for the district).
So, don't go to sleep on this one. Let the officials know how you
Email comments to >jefferson@...<
Happy Trails! I hope!