I have no respect for EPIC as long as they continue to ignore the impacts of large MJ grows occurring right in their own backyards.
"breathe a sigh of relief"...really? The City will amend the property into their management plan (NTMP), and the "riparian" protections will be no different than those that are part of the Schmidbauer's approved and active THP. You guys are clueless, but the progs love the spin so keep it up
Caltrans increases safety while improving access into Hansen's, and they (we) end up settling a lawsuit for 2.5 million?
Closing down the gas station and restaurant was pretty clever and timely wouldn't you say?
Would Charlie senior have done the same?
The article regarding the NEC was right on.
Brian you are also right on.
The divisive, threatening, condescending, and know-it-all attitude at www.saverichardsongrove.org is pretty lame and likely very ineffective.
If the NEC had a collective brain they would ditch their association with it ASAP.
BLM has a right-of-way up Felt Springs Road to the Kiosk, and also out to Alicia Pass. HRC's truck road up Felt Springs road is used minimally. Ever heard of multiple use? Access could easily be restricted during the 2-3 month period when truck traffic is occurring. It could be worked out if they wanted it to.
In the meantime, while the BLM works on pulling their collective head out of their ass, some of us will be enjoying the Headwater's southern end on weekends to walk, jog, and horseback ride up Felt Springs Road. A large majority of us won't even enter the Reserve..why? Because the new trail sucks, and all of the existing roads are being removed as fast as they can.
When is the BLM going to figure out that the majority of local park users want access for dispersed recreation, not just to oogle over the "pristine old-growth"? The trees are a bonus but not the main attraction. Countless people walk and jog up Felt Springs Rd and then turn around at the Kiosk before even entering the Reserve. The northern trail is the same...the majority is located in second and third growth, which is where the most use occurs.
I would bet a paycheck that the tresspassers far outweigh the number of people participating in the guided hikes.
It sucks to have to be a "tresspasser" on Public Land.
BLM's management of the Headwater's is a big dissapoint. I believe that the intent was to "conserve and study the land, fish, wildlife, and forests occurring on such land while providing public recreation opportunities and other management needs."
The BLM is removing all of the roads as fast as they can, with no thought as to whether they may be used as future trails. The construction of the poorly planned and located Salmon Pass Trail is a joke, especially given that access is for "Guided Hikes" only. Oh boy, can you hold my hand and wipe my ass too! We have been paying for the expensive pre-commercial thinning of second growth redwood so that in 250-500 years, it will be a little bit more like old growth.
Lastly, the public is restricted to only 2 trails for a 7,500 acre area with no access to the backcountry. These bureaucrats and their biologist's don't want us in the Reserve...its their big petri dish. It just f-ing kills me to see signs on the south end that read..."PUBLIC LAND - NO TRESSPASSING".
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vol XXIV issue 49
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