Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area Management Plan
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area Management Plan:
The plan addresses specific areas of the Dunes Plan particularly trails through the vegetations around and through the dunes. Trails and borders are being established and rules concerning travel through these areas. This has been a Forest Service Policy since 1994 but only loosely applied. The anti-access groups are forcing the forest service to comply. There have already been three meetings and a fourth is set for mid April. If you are a dune rider, this will affect you particularly if you like riding the vegetation routes.
This is called the 10C Work Group; this is a two day meeting with the first on Friday, April 16 9-4
Meet at Old Bark Road Staging Area and tour the area
Bring your street able jeep.
The second part of this meeting is
April 17, 2010 at
8:30am at North Bend Library.
located at 1800 Sherman Avenue in North Bend.
contacts and internet site are:
Contact Joni Quarnstrom 541-750-7075 or
Sharon Stewart 541-271-6071
Is this the group that was formed last fall (on the lines of a RAC)? If so the facilitator is out of the Bend area. I know they were going to try to wrap up that group in a year, and they had around a half dozen meeting scheduled, with most of them a field trip and then a work session the next day.
I'll be there on friday for the field trip, and will be staying at Horsefalls campground all weekend. Stop by and say Hi if your in the neighborhood.
Thought I'd add this FYI. Wish I could be down there!! So much good riding has been lost out there since this got started back in the 70's. If any of you remember U.S. Rep. Jim Weaver from Eugene, you have him to thank for this issue, which wasn't an issue until some granola eaters got him in their pocket! Alan, thank you for being involved and sticking to your guns, and I hope some of the young bucks I mentioned in my PM show up to help!!
BLUERIBBON COALITION LANDUSE UPDATE!
Oregon Dunes NRA - OHV Designated Routes Working Group Meeting and Field Visit
Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,
The Siuslaw National Forest, located in western Oregon, has announced that a field tour and meeting for the Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Designated Routes Working Group for the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area (Oregon Dunes) will be held on Friday, April 16 and Saturday, April 17, 2010.
The April 16 field tour will focus on the "South Riding Area" of the NRA, located between Horsfall Beach Road and Tenmile Creek, north of Coos Bay. The field tour will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Old Bark Road Staging Area, located off of Horsfall Beach Road, and will conclude at 4:00 p.m. at the same location.
The following day, April 17, the Working Group will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the North Bend Public Library, located at 1800 Sherman Avenue in North Bend.
The meeting agenda will be focused on a review of designated route proposals for the middle and north riding areas, developed by the Working Group at two previous meetings, and the identification of potential designated routes for the south riding area.
The public is invited to attend both the field tour and meeting. Members of the public attending the field trip must provide their own transportation, which will need to be capable of traveling off road in the sand and have a current ATV permit. A public comment period will be provided at 11:30 a.m. on April 17.
This will be the fourth in a series of six meetings on the Working Group scheduled to take place over a one-year period. During previous meetings the group reviewed and discussed background information about the Oregon Dunes and the designation of routes in Management Area 10(C), discussed criteria for evaluating alternative OHV routes that could be considered for designation, and developed initial ideas for alternative routes in the middle riding area (Umpqua Beach area) and north riding area of the Oregon Dunes.
Individuals requiring alternate format material or accommodation, or who have questions regarding the April 17 meeting, can contact Ross Holloway, OHV Designated Routes Working Group Facilitator, by phone at 503-812-4056 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Questions about the April 16 field tour can be directed to Sharon Stewart, Dispersed Recreation Supervisor, by phone at 541-271-6071, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about the OHV working group, meeting times and agendas can be found online at http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/siuslaw/proj...plans-projects.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.
Thanks in advance for your support,
Public Lands Department Manager
208-237-1008 ext 107
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