|February 17th, 2008, 09:12 PM||#1|
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Comments on Jumin Jackpine Project
January 6, 2008
In regards to: Jumpin Jackpine KW Project
Paul D. Thompson
5761 N. Skeel Ave.
Oscoda, Mi 48750
Please accept the following comments for the Jumpin Jackpine KW Project:
1) Projects involving the transportation system should never be released for Scoping at any time other than the summer months. Winter snow obscures the road system making it impossible to gather meaningful and accurate data. Spring thaw can leave the more rustic roads sensitive to rutting and degradation. Fall brings the opening of the various hunting seasons and the Forest should be left for their enjoyment.
Please postpone the Scoping of this project until summer of 2008 so meaningful research can be conducted on the road system considered for obliteration.
2) The maps provided are too poor to conduct meaningful analysis. It is extremely difficult to discern which roads are under consideration for obliteration.
Please provide better quality maps of the Project Area before Scoping during the summer of 2008.
3) No road names or numbers are listed for Forest Roads on the first map of the set.
Please provide adequate labeling of roads under consideration for obliteration.
Because of the above issues with the Jumpin Jackpine KW Project, GLFWDA is not able to provide substantive comments about which roads to obliterate and which provide our members with their desired recreational experience. Please take corrective action before proceeding with this Project.
Chair, Land Use Committee, GLFWDA
If anyone knows the area in question, please contact me.
|February 17th, 2008, 09:20 PM||#2|
81 inches of fun
I know it very vaguely, we have a lake lot about 3 miles from Sand Lake and they have been clear cutting like crazy in that area. We used to ride the snowmobiles and motorcycles when I was a kid up there but I got out of it.
|February 17th, 2008, 09:32 PM||#4|
81 inches of fun
Holy crap... looking at Google earth that is right up the road from our lot 3 or 4 miles tops....
What do you need to know? I never ventured out there by 4x4, I thought everything there was illegal, that area that I am looking at on GE easily could be 2 tracks though.
I wouldn't be able to check until summer though, easy enough when I take the jet ski up there.
|February 17th, 2008, 09:34 PM||#5|
81 inches of fun
This is the area they are talking about (the one near our property)
This other is a bit North (Oscoda) Not familiar with it much at all though.
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|February 18th, 2008, 06:09 AM||#6|
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Your comments about waiting till summer is a vald one. I've run that area quite a few years ago. I mainly remember it being mostly flat but we should review it to make sure. There is some elevation in the area.
I noticed that wanted to use fire to regenerate the jackpine.....deja vu Mack Lake. They made a pretty big mess way back then. Wonder how many have forgot?
|February 18th, 2008, 07:38 AM||#7|
I'm not old, honest...
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The Mack Lake fire got within about 10 miles of our place so it was never a fear for us. But those around Mack lake............
I think that area is pretty flat with no 4x4 terrain. The jack pine area is flat & it doesn't start to get elevation changes till it gets further south into the hardwoods.
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