The Recreation HQ is issuing its first CODE RED Action Alert for 2013. HQ is asking all riders and OHV businesses that depend on recreational access to the OR Dunes, to STOP what you are doing and take 2 minutes to send a comment letter to the Forest Service’s travel planning process at the OR Dunes. OHV dune enthusiasts from across the county (even Europe and Asia) make the OR Dunes a destination site to visit. Active military often spend their entire leave with their families and friends at the dunes.
Between 1972 and 2011, the acreage available for open OHV use has been reduced from 28,000 acres down to just below 6,000 acres. Just 20 percent of the NRA is available for legal OHV use today. Over time, that number will dwindle to practically nothing if you don’t act now.
BRC is making it easy for you (and your network) to send in a comment letter which is due January 24, 2013. Anti-access groups are flooding the agency with requests to close the dunes to OHV --- we must blunt that attack with our own counter-offensive. HQ understands that the agency is counting each closure-oriented form email as one distinct letter. We will demand the same treatment.
BRC Action Alert with link to Letter Generator – the generator will send letter to the Forest Service
OHV is not alone in our battle for access at the OR Dunes. Coos County has joined us in the fight for responsible access for our families and passed a resolution in Dec.
Coos County Resolution in Support of OHV Recreationhttp://www.sharetrails.org/uploads/Coos_County_Resolution_Dec.4.2102.dunes.pdf
Douglas and Lane Counties are also considering passing resolutions that favor responsible recreation and resource management at the dunes.
Again, please send in your comment letter today and ask your riding and business network to do the same.
The Recreation HQ