Wednesday, July 27, 2011

HQ ACTION ALERT - Send Letter Today to Support OHV Use on Level 3 Forest Roads

Let OHVs Use Level 3 Logging Roads

HQ ACTION ALERT – Send a short letter today asking your Representative to oppose any effort by anti-access legislators to have Section 446 stripped out when the House considers H.R. 2584. Section 446 is an effort by Congressman Wally Herger to keep level 3 logging roads open for historic non-street legal OHV use.

BRC Action Alert with Herger’s Dear Colleague Letter – there is a link to contact your representative using’s email contact system. You have to register (I did and it is no big deal) to use it.

BRC Action Alert

If you don’t want to register to use, you can use the link below to plug in your zip code and then send an email to your Congressman.

Contact your Member of Congress

Here is suggested text for your letter (feel free to edit and add your own story)


I am deeply concerned that anti-access groups and their supporters in Congress will try and have Section 446 stripped when the House considers H.R. 2584, the Department of the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.

Section 446 is Congressman Wally Herger's pro-access language that attempts to fix some anti-access tenets from Region 5's version of the Travel Management Rule. Section 446 is almost identical to bill language in Herger's H.R. 242 that was introduced in February 2011.

The main issue is the Forest Service has proposed to close hundreds if not thousands of miles of old logging roads to non-street legal OHV use. This access is important for continued recreational access, connectivity between existing OHV trail systems, and the rural economy.

Please let OHVers continue to use historic non-paved logging roads in California.

Thanks in advance to taking time to send this short letter!

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