The Forest Service/Wildlands CPR new trail guide saga gets even stranger when you readCPR’s recent blog on the subject. The blog also contains an overview regarding questions from a recent senate hearing where Chief Tidwell was asked about the project.
Wildlands CPR Blog (hey we did not do anything wrong)http://www.wildlandscpr.org/blog/orv-bmps-cause-quite-stir
You will also enjoy the March 13 Wildlands letter to the FS where they defend the tone, direction, and content of their contribution to the “Comprehensive Framework for OHV Trail Management”
Wildlands CRP Letter to the Forest Servicehttp://www.wildlandscpr.org/files/ORV%20BMPs%20support%20letter%20to%20Vilsack%203-13-12.pdf
HQ continues to believe the OHV community deserves an apology from the agency for what appears to be gross incompetence by the Missoula FS editor to catch the project’s slurs, slights, and errors. On the other hand, if this turns out to have been a rogue operation authorized without approval by FS WO OHV staff -- or worse yet a report that used taxpayer funds to supplant the existing FS trail manual that was developed with input from FS OHV master performers – the OHV community will deserve a lot more than a simple apology.
When a local unit needs approval from the Regional or Washington Office to change what brand of toilet paper they are using in restrooms, this issue begs the question…”How in the heck did this project get approved and funded?”
The saga continues.
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