|September 29, 2010
The TPA in conjunction with it New Mexico supporters, and COHVCO have decided to respond to the Santa Fe NF DEIS/TMP document. This decision was made to help the New Mexico motorcycle riders in their quest to preserve single track motorcycle trail riding. This action follows the mission statement of the TPA, and was the right thing to do to help preserve public access to public lands.
|MOORE SMITH BUXTON & TURCKE, CHARTERED
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW
950 W. BANNOCK STREET, SUITE 520
Boise, ID 83702
SFNF Travel Comments
Dear SFNF ID Team:
The Forest Service should be planning for a managed system, and working with all groups, including OHV enthusiasts, in order to comply with not only the agency’s own directives and the Travel Management Rule, but the policies behind the Rule.
The Recreation Groups have many members who live near and/or recreate in the SFNF. These activities include or are economically-connected to motorized and non-motorized recreation, including access by passenger auto, full-size four-wheel drive, ATV, UTV, motorcycle, mountain bike, horses, hiking and other modes of access. This recreational access is intrinsically rewarding for Recreation Groups’ members, but also facilitates other activities including sightseeing, camping, picnicking and day trips, hunting, fishing, photography, observing wildlife, wood and nut gathering, and similar activities. The restrictions proposed in the DEIS, even under Alternative 4 which we support among the range of present alternatives, will adversely impact the activities and recreational/aesthetic interests of Recreation Groups’ members.
These comments are supplemental to, and independent of, any submitted by individual or organizational members of the Recreation Groups. The agency shall independently evaluate and respond to all such comments. In particular, we will not attempt to address route-specific issues in these comments, but anticipate that many members and enthusiasts will do so. An effective response to such comments will be essential to the initial and long-term success of the Travel Management Plan on the SFNF. Please direct any correspondence regarding these comments to Paul Turcke via the above-listed contact information or firstname.lastname@example.org.