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Uncle Ben
07-25-2011, 05:54 PM
Rubicon Trail
If you wheel in CA you NEED to do this. Not only that, you NEED to pass this on and get more people to do it. (Actually, even if you don't wheel and just want to access to dirt roads in CA in Prius, you need to do this)

Not gunna bore you with all the details, but here's the jist of it: What happened on the Rubicon with the water board may now happen on all forest roads. They want to use waterboard rules and regulations to shut us off our land. Before you start making all the CA posts, don't worry, this is coming your way soon too.

This takes a little more than the normal effort, but here's the directions:

1. Download this affidavit: http://www.kurtuleas.com/corva.pdf

2. Print it and sign it if it applies to you. (that is, if you travel on dirt roads in CA. Actually print one for each family member. We need numbers)

3. Send it to Amy Granat who will deliver all of them for us to the water board. (she is the bomb)

You can do do that one of three ways: (this is the PITA part)

1. Mail it to PO box 298, Clarksburg CA 95612
2. Scan it after you sign it and e-mail it to: amygranat@yahoo.com
3. Fax it to 509-275-4744

I can't stress how important this is. Go Nike and JUST DO IT.

THANKS!

Uncle Ben
07-25-2011, 06:21 PM
Here is another angle of the story (with same links to follow)....

Many states have a water quality control board that works to ensure that our water remains clean. Unfortunately, the anti-4×4 crowd has been using “water quality” issues to close our trails, saying that 4x4s dump sediment into the water. Water quality was the issue that closed Tellico, and in California the anti 4×4 crowd complained to the water quality control board that the Rubicon trail was ruining our water, putting our “crown jewel” trail in jeopardy.

Anyone with any sense realizes that the sediment dumped into the water from 4×4 use is negligible compared to many other things like logging, ski resorts, and mother nature just to name a few. But the anti’s have used this angle to their advantage. Most water control boards answer to NO ONE, so if they shut a trail down, there is not much you can do.

Now there is a push to extend the reach of these “water” closures all over California, which is littered with 4×4 trails.

Well, enter Amy Granat from CORVA. I will not bore you with all the details, but bottom-line, she needs as many of these affidavits signed and sent to her as possible.

Here is what we are asking you to do:

1. Download this affidavit: http://www.kurtuleas.com/corva.pdf

2. Print and sign if it applies to you. (That is, if you travel on dirt roads in CA. Actually print one for each family member. We need the numbers.)

3. Send it to Amy Granat who will deliver all of them for us to the water board. (she is the bomb)

You can do that one of three ways:

1. Mail it to PO Box 298, Clarksburg, CA 95612
2. Scan it after you sign it and e-mail it to: amygranat@yahoo.com
3. Fax it to 509-275-4744

I can’t stress how important this is.



Kurt

CRAWL Magazine Land-Use Editor.