Originally Posted by Arlene Brooks
Deadline for your support letter is June 22nd - make sure you note the project number and send to DNR's contact person listed on this memo.
It is VERY IMPORTANT that you send your letter to the DNR contact person listed for each specific grant. That is the person responsible for presenting the grant request and it can help to boost their confidence when presenting to know that they have adequate support for their projects and that all interested parties are on board.
Some people in the past have taken it upon themselves to send their letters directly to the RCO office and in turn, those letters were not inlcuded in the grant presentation. That action failed to lend much needed support to the presenter and left a permanent record on file of that "missing support".
Sometimes the appearance of absence of the support from a particular group can be almost as damaging as anti-OHV efforts...
Of course - this is just from my personal experiences with seeking grants for projects in the Yacolt Burn.