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#435742 - 10/14/09 06:04 PM Tellico Closed
LadyRed Offline
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Registered: 06/15/09
Posts: 4
Loc: Up in the hills
Just in case there is interest here on this forum, we all need to know about these things...

"SFWDA participated in a conference call today with the USFS and learned that they intend on permanently closing the Upper Tellico OHV System.

The decision will be posted on the North Carolina USFS website soon (http://www.cs.unca.edu/nfsnc/). When it is posted, there will be some detail from the agency about the decision, how it was reached, and what we can do to protest.

My understanding is that there will be a 45 day appeal period, followed by a 45 day period for USFS review. Once that review is complete, the decision will either be upheld or overturned. If upheld, we go into the courts.

SFWDA, BRC and United will have a news release out ASAP detailing our reactions to the decision and our next steps. We will also be asking for everyone to help us with the appeal and to step up the communications to the USFS about the decision (more letter writing, calling elected officials, peaceful protests, etc.).

Sorry this isn't a lot of information, but I haven't seen the documents yet. When I do, I'll post up more about what we need to do."
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Stacie Albright
Life Member BlueRibbon Coalition
Friends of the Rubicon

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#435840 - 10/15/09 04:31 AM Re: Tellico Closed [Re: LadyRed]
Bobby Administrator Offline
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Registered: 11/17/00
Posts: 3409
Loc: Spring, Texas

Thanks for the info, Stacey. We don't get a lot of the 4x4 community on here (mostly dirtbikes and some of the ATV crowd) so thanks for taking the time to post on the TON. Any time you have any info you'd like to post, please feel free to add whatever news you can. Every little bit helps.

PS - I've known Del for many, many years. His enthusiasm and long term vision has been an inspiration to me as much as it has for many other activists...so I hope to run into you at a NOHVCC Conference sometime.

I just sent you a friend request on Facebook - and please recommend new groups or people --
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=1763671663&v=info&ref=profile

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