I Need Your Help

James, I know this should be in the Land Issues forum, but this is serious and I am trying to get as many views and responses as possible.
As usual the CBD is trying to close more of the desert to OHV use. This time under the guise of saving a weed, possible closure of 15,000 acres north of Barstow, article here, posted by Stuby on TT - http://www.desertdispatch.com/articles/fort-9634-irwin-plant.html

And my response -
This is a time where we have to write letters in opposition to this proposal. Seriously, please take 10 minutes and write a letter and explain in a courteous way why this proposal shouldn't happen.
Complaining on a website that this sucks doesn't do any good, hundreds of letters do get noticed. You can bet the greenies are writing letters, and they hope that apathy in the off roading community will work in their favor, and it will if we don't do anything other than bitch and sit on our asses.

As per the comments in the article, write a letter to:

Public Comments Processing
Attn: FWS–R8–ES–2009–0078
Division of Policy and Directives Management
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
4401 N. Fairfax Drive
Suite 222
Arlington, VA 22203

Please take 10 minutes to write a letter in opposition to this, no matter where in the U.S. you live. We are being attacked and we need to fight back, isn't keeping our public lands open worth 10 minutes of your time and a postage stamp?
If you don't do anything to oppose this, don't bother complaining if the closure happens.
 
I just can't believe this crap. There are already fences there, for rehabilitation puposes, which is ridiculous. :moon: I'll get the letters written, and try to rally as much help as I can. First JV, now Copper City. :mad:
 

James

Staff member
:thumb: Don't worry I'll keep it here.

A2 how about posting a sample letter like the AMA usually does, this way people have no excuse not to do it?
 
I'm on it. I will write a letter this weekend and get it in the mail.

For some of you, here is what the plant looks like...

 
The letter does't have to be long, something simple such as-

In regards to possible closure of public lands north of Barstow,
I am writing this letter in opposition to the request for land closure due to the milk-vetch plant. I am an avid user of our public lands and feel the closure is unwarranted. I enjoy the beauty of the desert and feel it is unfair to close the land for all to appease the unjust actions of a few.
This countries public lands are for the use and enjoyment of all of us, I, my family, and friends use the lands for recreation and a possible closure is unjust and unfair.
Thank you for your time.

Something like that, just a few sentences is all that is needed. Just be sure to be courteous, a letter with threats, foul language, or cynicism works against us.
 

James

Staff member
Something like that, just a few sentences is all that is needed. Just be sure to be courteous, a letter with threats, foul language, or cynicism works against us.

Like A2 said, don't be a dick as it only works against us. :thumb:
 
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