Originally Posted by jim putman
Is this just because there is no legal access to the area or did we just loose yet another play area
Just lost more to the greenies. Over half of the area has already been closed to vehicles for years as you can see here:
Now more of the area is closed by BLM. What BS. This area has enough BS since BLM does not even having a public access road into it.
For Immediate Release: February 25, 2009
Release No: OR130-FY2009-010
Contact: Scott Pavey (509) 536-1200
BLM Issues Seasonal Road Closure in Juniper Dunes
SPOKANE, WA -- Effective at 12:01 a.m. on March 1, 2009, public lands in the northwestern portion of the Juniper Dunes area located in Franklin County, Washington will be temporarily closed to motorized vehicles. These lands are administered by the Spokane District Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
The closure order prohibits the operation of any type of motorized vehicle within the closed area during the period from March 1 to August 15, 2009.
The temporary closure is necessary for the protection of wildlife and botanical resources.
A copy of the closure order will be posted at locations throughout the affected area. A notice will also be published in the Federal Register. A copy of the order and a map of the closed area are available on the internet at http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/spok...room/index.php.
Violations of this closure regulation are punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000 and/or imprisonment not to exceed 12 months.
For more information about the closure, please call the BLM Spokane District Office at (509) 536-1200, or visit the BLM Spokane District Office at 1103 North Fancher Road, Spokane Valley, Washington 99212.
BLM Spokane District Office
1103 N Fancher Rd
Spokane Valley, WA 99212