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Red_Chili
03-10-2010, 02:36 PM
From the ARRA:
Send an Email to Key Members Urging Opposition to H.R. 4289!
On Thursday March 11th, the House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands will hold a hearing on the Colorado Wilderness Act. The legislation, H.R. 4289, would designate 850,000 acres of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service lands in Colorado as wilderness areas. As you know, all forms of motorized and mechanized recreation are forever banned in any area designated as wilderness. The enactment of H.R. 4289 would mean the loss of access to many existing and open roads and trails including ATV, motorcycle and dualsport opportunities.


It is important that the National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Subcommittee hear directly from Coloradoans that this bill is not the way to go.

Please use the link below to send an email to the Members of the Subcommittee urging them to oppose H.R. 4289.



TAKE ACTION! (http://www.arra-access.com/site/R?i=sn-uGsrUvkwNOfDTSYnstw..)

MDH33
03-10-2010, 02:52 PM
Thanks Bill. :thumb:

The full text of HR 4289 can be found HERE (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:h4289:)

Hants
03-10-2010, 03:32 PM
Done.

corsair23
03-10-2010, 04:13 PM
Done

leiniesred
03-10-2010, 04:39 PM
doneski

MountainMan
03-10-2010, 06:24 PM
done

jacdaw
03-10-2010, 07:20 PM
Thanks. I modified the text a lot to demonstrate how this bill prevents denies disabled citizens like myself access to areas I currently have access to. They don't need to know I am just a transplant and rehabilitative therapy away from being able to hike again. Point is, vehicular access is all I have at the moment. Whatever convinces them...

SRT08BUS
03-10-2010, 07:50 PM
Thanks. I modified the text a lot to demonstrate how this bill prevents disabled citizens like myself access to areas I currently have access to. vehicular access is all I have at the moment. Whatever convinces them...
That is a issue that I always thought should be mentioned, I replied and added my own words just in case someone actually decided to read it... don't worry I behaved!

sank
03-11-2010, 12:35 AM
I also added additional non-motorized reasons:


Plenty of much simpler forms of recreation would also be prohibited, such as bicycling, rock climbing, ice climbing, base jumping, hang gliding, and many other outdoor sports that Coloradans enjoy. Wilderness would not prevent the overuse of horses on horse trails, which become muddy torn up stretches of destruction. Wilderness is a very bad solution to a problem that does not exist.

I wish I had a copy of my rant I sent to Musgrave last year about these things. I really had a good writeup about all the problems with wilderness.

Ok, I'll get back to lurking now.

Bighead
03-11-2010, 07:42 AM
Sent.

Hulk
03-11-2010, 12:57 PM
Done.

fubuki
03-11-2010, 01:02 PM
Done.