Nevada Critical Call To Action
BRC just received an email Action Alert from Doug Holcomb, President of the Pine Nut Mountain Trails Association (PNMTA), with a Critical Call To Action.
Doug says this issue is separate from the BLM Carson District planning that is currently happening. Below is a copy of a letter that Doug sent to the members of the Pine Nut Mountain Trails Association and other local OHV folk. Please take a minute to read the alert, take action and then pass it along to friends, family and riding buddies.
If you have any questions, contact Doug Holcomb, President, PNMTA, 530-577-4622.
Public Lands Department Manager
208-237-1008 ext 107
In 1999 Carson City voters passed Q18, a ballot measure to add .25% of 1 cent to the sales tax for "open recreation". It was to purchase land and use existing open space for view corridors, ball fields, and to encourage trails. Nowhere in the ballot wording does it say anything about closing motorized access to existing Carson City/County motorized trails. Also nowhere in the ballot measure wording does it mention "PASSIVE RECREATION". The term passive recreation comes up in the paragraph written as the argument in favor of the measure. NOT IN THE MEASURE WORDING ITSELF.
Now the Open Space Committee is trying to close a huge amount of existing motorized routes in the Carson City/County open space areas. This includes Prison Hills, the area between Deer Run Rd and Mound House, the wooded area between the BLM office and the river on Deer Run Rd, BLM access areas near Mexican Dam, Kings Canyon Rd., Ash Canyon Rd., and more.
This Open Space Committee is made up of non-motorized recreation people, and they are trying hard to push their "passive recreation/non-motorized" agenda on the County Board. So far they have been meeting at poorly announced, I hate to say but will, almost semi secret meetings, with little to no opposing viewpoints. So the Board thinks that this is the wishes of all the local residents.
So if any of you think this is wrong, your (possibly) only chance to stand up and inform them of that, is at an upcoming meeting.
The meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 15 at 6:00 pm. The meeting will be held in the Sierra Room in the Community Center. You will be allowed to give public comment during this meeting.
The address is 851 East Williams St ( Carson Community Center corner of Hwy 50 and Roop).
THIS MEETING NEEDS TO BE PACKED WITH MOTORIZED RECREATION PEOPLE!!!!!!!
The Board needs to know that responsible motorized recreation is a valid use of open space and fits the ballot measure intent.
See you there. Monday, October 15, 2012 6:00pm
Carson Community Center 851 East Williams St.
corner of Hwy50 and Roop
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