Visit with Don (aka The General) on various land use issues. Find out what he thinks about current topics related to recreation, land use or the environment.
Friday, July 26, 2013
Early Report on QWR/BRC 2013 Summer Northcoast Redwood Access Tour
Del Norte County BOS Building
Although HQ is officially closed until Monday, we wanted to
get a short story out for weekend readers who want to know how the 2013 Summer
Northcoast Redwood Access Tour turned out.In simple words, it was a huge success.
NPS/State Park HQ in Orick
HQ will go into more details next week, but we attended a
number of meetings and/or tours with county officials, users, and agency staff to
discuss and review a wide range of state and federal OHV recreation-related issues.
The Land Use Battle Wagon at the Largest (or one of the largest flags) Flag in CA
"Wes Greene's Tractor Service in Arcata"
At the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors video link
below (44:24 to 52:12) you will find BRC’s, Don Amador, giving public comment
to the officials on the following subjects: noting board’s history of
fighting for access, non-highway designations for county roads, asking FS to
revisit 1999 project level NEPA decision to close 40 miles of routes in High
Plateau, county RS2477 filing/request, restoring green-sticker vehicle access
at Tolowa Dunes State Park,potential
for a county ATV park, ask county to review its standing/statute of limitations
regarding the biology scandal involving Mad River Biologists, and listing the
Last Chance Grade Bypass plan as an emergency.
Video Link (if you have trouble with Internet Explorer…
try launching video in Google Chrome)
Don is owner of Quiet Warrior Racing, a recreation, land-use, and political consulting company. Don is also a consultant to the BlueRibbon Coalition and serves as their western representative. Don has over 23 years in the field of recreation and land-use advocacy. Don served as a commissioner on the California Department of Parks and Recreation Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Commission from 1994-2000. Don has also served on many recreation stakeholder groups and advisory committees. Don served on the USDA Region 5 Recreation Resource Advisory Committee (2009 - 2014). Don has a BA from St. Mary’s College of California and belongs to the Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals.