Wednesday, July 13, 2011
OR Dune Riders Must Stand Up and Fight Back Against More Closures
By now, many of you already know about the ongoing closures to OHV recreation at the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area (ODNRA). HQ has heard an interesting theme that has been coming from users, resource professionals, and other interested parties. That narrative states that if the Forest Service does not aggressively attack the rapidly encroaching vegetation… there will not be a dune riding area at the NRA in 20 years.
July 13, 2011 Op-Ed by Amador in The Umpqua Post Newspaper
HQ is encouraging the dune fans that travel from CA, WA, NV, and OR to the ODNRA to send in comments (due July 25) about how the Forest Service should “push the pause button” on more OHV closures and instead focus on saving the dunes from the real enemy… encroaching vegetation.
Stay tuned for more on the OR Dunes battle.