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Old 11-21-2009, 12:46 AM
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I think it might be enough, once we establish a good rep with Moab Solutions (and thanks to your work it sounds like we have) to gently let her know what it is like reading some of her recommended websites. Does she really support active closure of OHV routes wherever possible, like one of her recommended sites? It might be good to put a human face on our objections, and alternatives that we support (responsible and sustainable use, volunteerism, restoration, etc.). She might give it a second thought.

As far as an environmental policy... probably not a bad idea. We needn't come up with one from a tabula rasa, but quote organizations like TreadLightly!, NOHVCC, etc. with trail advocacy mixed in, such as what Blue Ribbon asserts (protecting for the public, instead of from the public). And cite the sources.

I would have mixed feelings about appearing with SUWA and Wildlands CPR, on her list. Have to think about that. Then again, it would stir the pot. I am sure her greener constituents would feel 'invaded'. That is an early sign of true diversity ain't it? Might foster some educational conversation.
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