Utah National Monument Update

Submitted by Forplay4x4 on Thu, 01/31/2002 - 20:24

Following is an update on the potential to designate another national monument in Utah. Please take just a few minutes to read the fantastic work that USAAll is doing and then please call President Bush as Brian asks. All the instructions you need are toward the end of the message, including the phone number and what to say.
This could have a direct impact in our state, on our trails, because if this monument designation progresses the way that the Governor of Utah indicated it would, our Governor may take the same approach, depriving you of your voice in managing your favorite spots and favorite trails.

Thanks again for the time you spend helping the sport!

Establishment of another National Monument

Submitted by Forplay4x4 on Wed, 01/30/2002 - 10:09

Below is an alert from Utah Shared Access Alliance regarding the establishment of another National Monument in Utah.  You don't have to take any action at the moment except to hit the forward button on your e-mail to get this information out and take just a few minutes to read the alert.

One of my concerns after reading Brian Hawthorne's alert is that if this National Monument is declared we can look for this to be a model for other states to use, particularly those states with Democratic Governors whose party platforms are traditionally environmentalist supported.

Thank you for taking the time to stay informed and helping to pass on this valuable information.

Carla

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Speak a little LOUDER

Submitted by tsm1 on Wed, 01/23/2002 - 12:09

From JoeRoss:

I've been around M4X4A meetings for nine years now. I have been hearing pretty much the same story all the time from Don and Steve. I've seen them well disgusted by the lack of written support from the membership on a veriety of land use issues.

I'm guilty.

Some of the talk, names, and bill numbers go by fast and over the head.

I've also heard at out local level "you write it and I'll sign it"

HMMMMMMM ! ! !

You know, we can do that!

Some of you saw what I did at the last delegates meeting with a letter to senators Burns and Baucus. I had requests for copies for other clubs' members to sign.

I decided to build letter heads for each state club, and with other things I set up it would be a snap to customize a letter for each club.

I don't have the time to follow the issues but if any of you will write the text and get it to me we can have comments to any legislator or forester from each club. E-mail would be really nice for me. Then I can just plug it in the right place, but I'll surely help get the word out.

This is the cover that will go out with each:

It seems that we continue to lose rights and access to our trails. It’s time for us to

Speak a little louder.

Trail Ride

Submitted by Bill on Mon, 01/14/2002 - 21:44

Trail Ride planned for the 27th of Jan.
Meeting in Laurel at Jans 0800.
Leaving at 0830.
Tentative snow run in the priors.

4X4 Play Ground Survey

Submitted by Forplay4x4 on Mon, 01/14/2002 - 16:05

Hello everyone.  Below is a survey that I have been asked to forward to ourmembership.  I am doing so through our delegates.  The person who created this survey is trying to open an OHV park in the East, probably in WV or MD.
Even if you don't reside in the east he would like to hear from you.  He will use this information for statistical purposes in convincing localgovernments or investors of the future of this park.

Montana Road closure

Submitted by Forplay4x4 on Mon, 01/14/2002 - 16:04

 The notice is for a timber salvage project.  But if you read down under the Supplemental Information in the 5th paragraph you will see that this project also includes Grizzly habitat security measures that propose to close 22 miles of open roads and decommission an additional 57 miles of roads.
 
If you need any help participating in this project please let me know.
 
Thanks
Carla
 
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Skyliners January newsletter

Submitted by JoeRoss on Mon, 01/14/2002 - 16:00

It looks like all enjoyed the holidays!

So with that announcement, LET’S GO PLAY SOME UP IN THE HILLS!

Looks like we will be going to Lake Mary Ronan, on Jan. 20, 2002. We will meet at the Horseshoe at 9:30A.M.

As we travel north, we will pick up anyone that is going with us for the day. Of course there is a stay warm tailgate potluck planned. Taco soup is on the menu, so bring something to go with it. Also there is going to be, hot cocoa and hot apple cider, to help warm you up. If in question of what to bring call Jan 8833446 or Mickie 6763268, maybe we can give you an idea.

One thing not to forget is the sleds! Hopefully, we will find some snow. So let’s have some fun!

At our meeting, we have discussed the proposal, for State Convention to be held over again. Rob, has gathered up all the information for the proposal, and it will be presented at the Delegates meeting, in Helena on Jan. 19.

So here is hoping the Skyliner’s can get the east to meet the west!!

We would like to say WELCOME to , two new members, Curtis Ward and Stephanie St. Clair.

Just a note of thanks, to the Brown family for the wonderful place to have a Christmas party. It was sure nice to see a lot of people there. It was a good time and fine eating, thanks so much.

Lost but not forgotten, is the Birthdays for January. We have Joe Ross and Stephanie St. Clair.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Do hope to see you trail riding this next weekend!!! So long for now.

Thanks, Mickie

Tim Kleppen Gets the Job!

Submitted by FUN4X4 on Mon, 01/14/2002 - 15:51

Tim was nominated, by The Montana 4x4 Association, to represent Four Wheel Driving in Montana as a voting member of the Recreational Trails Committee last year.

Bob Walker of Fish Wildlife & Parks just called Don Gordon to inform the Association that his nomination was acepted by the Director of FWP. This makes it offical Tim, you have the job. Congratulations!

ARCA Rock Crawling in Montana

Submitted by tsm1 on Wed, 01/09/2002 - 16:47

From Don Gordon:

I received a call from Beau of ARCA tonight.

He wanted to know if anyone in the M4X4a would want to promot a ARCA event in this area. There could be interest in the association.

I don't know anything about these types of events. I did spend a few minutes on their web site(www.rockcrawler.org) and can see were it could be fun.

His phone number is 801-288-2574 or E-mail beau@rockcrawler.org

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Anyone even know of somewhere this could be held?

-Tom