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Old April 25th, 2011, 04:24 PM   #1
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Dear XXXX,

People often think they are powerless to effect any change in the government, but I am here to show you this is just not true. Government is influenced by the people who speak up and I have been working for the past year with Congressman McCarthy to draft this very important bill to release lands which were found to be unsuitable for Wilderness over twenty years ago.

Now we need you to speak up by taking Two Minutes to send a letter to your Congressman urging him to cosponsor and support this important bill.

• All Wilderness Study Areas (WSA) and Roadless areas have been evaluated by the BLM and Forest Service and 43 million acres have been found to be unsuitable for Wilderness Designation.

• The long overdue Release of Wilderness Study Areas (WSA) and Roadless Areas is hampering land management and harming the environment and reducing recreation opportunities on our National Forest and BLM public lands.

• Recreation and other land uses desired by the community and the public are needlessly restricted or prohibited, such as Mountain Bike, Off Road recreation and many other uses.

• A significant amount of resources and funding are wasted each year in patrolling and monitoring these lands for Wilderness standards, even though they are not suitable for Wilderness.

• Active Fire Management is needed, but prohibited in these areas.
Yet twenty two years later these lands continue to languish and be subject to inappropriate restrictive and costly management regulations as if they were Wilderness, merely because they have yet to be released.

Congressman McCarthy will soon be introducing the ‘Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act” to address these problems.

This is a rare opportunity. Normally those of us who value recreation can merely oppose bills which seek to reduce access and lock up more of our public lands. Today we can rally support for a bill to restore reasonable recreation access and responsible active management to our public lands.

Please take Two Minutes to send a predrafted letter asking your Congressman to cosponsor the Wilderness and Roadless Release Act.

Click here to send your letter now from the ARRA site:
https://secure3.convio.net/arra/site...rAction&id=277

You do not even need to know who your Congressman is. You just enter your address. It does not get any easier than this to help reclaim your public lands for reasonable access and management.

Please speak up and TAKE ACTION now!!!

It does not get any easier than this to help reclaim your public lands for reasonable access and management. We need you to add your voice and contact your Congressman now!

Thanks for your help and being pro active to ensure that these lands, many of which have languished for over two decades after being found unsuitable for Wilderness designation, can finally be released back to their intended appropriate uses.

Many thanks to Congressman Kevin McCarthy for drafting this important and long overdue bill, which I am pleased to have worked with his office over the past year to develop. This is Grassroots Activism at it's best.

~Chris Horgan and your friends at Save the Trails

Please give this a bump for fellow forum members when you've sent your email.

It is now a House Resolution with 22 Co-sponsors!
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h112-1581


Click here and send your letter. It takes about two minutes of your time.
https://secure3.convio.net/arra/site...rAction&id=277
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Old April 25th, 2011, 04:53 PM   #2
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awesome they sent my message to sander levin. im sure that will convince him.
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Old April 25th, 2011, 05:35 PM   #5
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awesome they sent my message to sander levin. im sure that will convince him.
he is a fine represenative.
Mine went to Gary Peters. Got my little thank you note.
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This is the response I just received.

Thank you for informing me of your support for H.R. 1581, the Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act of 2011. Your thoughts on this important matter are most welcome and appreciated.

As you know, on April 15, 2011, Representative Kevin McCarthy (CA) introduced H.R. 1581, the Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act of 2011. If enacted, this legislation would release wilderness areas administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) which are not suitable for wilderness designation from continued management. Further, H.R. 1581 would release inventoried roadless areas within the National Forest System not recommended for wilderness designation from the land use restrictions of the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Final Rule and the 2005 State Petitions for Inventoried Roadless Area Management Final Rule. Presently, this legislation awaits action in the House Committee on Natural Resources and the House Committee on Agriculture.

Rest assured, your thoughts on this important issue will be remembered during the 112th Congress. Again, thank you for contacting me; and for all you do for our community and our country. Should you have any further comments or questions on this or any other issue, please contact me at my office in Livonia, Milford, or Washington, D.C.

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I received another response.

Draft Rule Would Almost Certainly be Used to Limit Access
Earlier this week ARRA sent you an alert about a House Agriculture Subcommittee hearing to address the Forest Service’s proposed Land Management Planning Rule. ARRA’s partner from the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council, Jack Terrell, testified at the hearing about problems with the draft that will limit access. Now it is your turn to weigh in on the rule. Please follow the instructions below to send comments to the Forest Service.
As you may know, ARRA and other OHV organizations are concerned that the draft rule is overly burdensome, costly and leaves too many key terms and phrases undefined. The rule, if finalized as drafted, would be a litigation magnet and do little to end the decades-long effort to craft a planning rule that will stand the test of time – and courts. Further, while the Forest Service responded to requests from the recreation community to include recreation in the draft rule, the proposed rule clearly provides that preservation trumps social and economic factors, including recreation, contradicting the Multiple Use-Sustained Yield Act, the statute that authorizes many Forest activities.
Further, a broad-based coalition of Forest users sent a letter requesting an extension of the deadline to submit comments on the proposed rule. The Forest Service declined this request despite the fact that the Forest Service asked a third party to conduct an external science review of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that accompanies the proposed rule that was not released to the public until April 21, 2011. Stakeholders simply need more time to review the draft rule, the DEIS and the science review to make informed comments and recommendations.
Fortunately, Representative Glenn Thompson (R-PA), Chairman, House Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry asked the Forest Service to reconsider its decision to deny the extension at the hearing on May
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