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post #1 of 7 Old 07-05-2017, 05:55 AM Thread Starter
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Pisgah and Nantahala NF Plan Revision

I got an email from AMA about the days and times of meetings to discuss the plans for the next couple of decades for Pisgah and Nantahala NF. Hope we can represent ourselves well!

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https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/nfsnc...telprdb5397660


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There are a couple of meetings coming up next week. On Tuesday (11th), the meeting is in Franklin, 6-8pm. On Thursday (13th), Brevard has one 6-8pm. I believe I will be able to go to the one in Franklin. Hopefully many of us can make a presence at these meetings!

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June 29, 6-8 p.m.: Grandfather Ranger District at Foothills Conference Center, 2128 S. Sterling St., Morganton.
July 11, 6-8 p.m.: Nantahala Ranger District at Tartan Hall, 26 Church St., Franklin
July 13, 6-8 p.m.: Pisgah Ranger District Office, 1600 Pisgah Hwy, Brevard
July 25, 3-6 p.m.: Appalachian Ranger District at Appalachian District Office, 632 Manor Road, Mars Hill
July 25, 3-6 p.m.: Cheoah Ranger District at Cheoah District Office, 1070 Massey Branch Road, Robbinsville
August 8, 3-6 p.m., Tusquitee Ranger District, Brasstown Community Center, 255 Settawig Rd, Brasstown

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Hope motorized off-road recreation on public lands is represented.

Judging from similar meetings concerning George Washington National Forest, I'd expect the greens, the eco-Nazis, the "conservationists," the preservationists, the "bird and bunny people," ALL to be well-represented.

In general, these groups want to prohibit ALL motorized recreation on public land--creation of total Wilderness Areas, formal or de facto, where even motorized ambulance evacuation must be approved.

These anti-motorized off-road activity groups are well-funded and well-organized; they exploit considerable political clout.

Your best outcome likely is: Preserve and maintain whatever off-road access you now enjoy. Most likely outcome: Losing at least some access and trail mileage.

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I will be riding over to the meeting in Franklin tomorrow if anyone would like to ride with or meet along the way. I will be leaving Cleveland, TN at 3 pm. Taking a different route there and back. Taking Hwy 64/74 to Murphy......then either continuing on 74 to Hwy 28 then to Franklin, OR taking 64 to Franklin. Taking the other route back. If you can't meet up beforehand, hope to see you guys there!

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The Franklin meeting went well last night.* There were probably 40 folks there, plus many rangers and other workers from that district.* I got to talk to 4 different rangers about several topics.* I mostly talked about who Dual Sport/Adventure riders are (many didn't know), the opportunities of Share Trails (ex....Tr82/Unicoi) instead of*cutting us out altogether, and asked about various closures, etc.* They have been in this planning stage since when they began in 2013.* These meeting are to share what they have so far and to hear from the people who use the NF.* The literature and other information*I got, is available on their website*(they said)*listed earlier in this thread.* I hope I was able to help them understand the way we use the NF in terms of*recreation.* I believe I was the only one there representing us, as far as I could tell.* I hope there is a good showing in Brevard tomorrow (7-13), and later on in the month in Robbinsville!
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Good on you, Cherokee Chuck!

I wish you had been joined by motorcycle dealers, hotel/motel/campground/B&B operators as well.

Further, I hope your comments reach the National Forest Headquarters, and even Washington.

Front-line rangers may be sympathetic, but they must follow policy from above. Thus, I hope your remarks are forwarded upward.

Again, good job!
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