Wendy of the Willamette Natl Forest is in the process of applying for ATV grants for the Santiam Pass. Since our group (PNW4WDA) and individuals have been productive, active partners at Santiam, would you be willing to write a letter or two supporting the projects? She is working on an operations and maintenance proposal and a next-phase development proposal and our support on either or both would be greatly appreciated.
The O/M proposal includes salary for staff to maintain and patrol the area. Basically, passing out maps and safety information, replacing vandalized signs, checking for compliance with state regs, and things of that nature.
The Development grant would move into the next phase of trail design and construction, staging area improvements, etc.
Letterhead is good; just an email is good. She needs to have the proposals filed with OPRD by 11/20; if she had something in hand by Monday or Tuesday, she'd have time to get it in the final packet.
This is the new trail DC4W and Region 6 worked on all summer we have 12,584 man/woman hours invested so far.
Thank you so much,
Please contact Wendy if you have questions!
Forest OHV Program Coordinator
Willamette National Forest