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Old 09-20-2009, 04:30 PM
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If you don't want to see one of the greatest trail systems our country has to offer closed forever, contact your Congressman today!

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We have been warning you and thousands of others that this day would come. On October 1, 2009 a congressional committee will consider a wilderness bill that would turn 9.4 million acres of Utah public land into congressionally designated wilderness. This is a major step towards the closing of nearly 40% of all the land that BLM manages in Utah. This may seem surreal but it is actually happening. We must stop this bill. With your help we can do it. Please read this in entirety, forward it to friends, and act on its call for help. With enough of you getting involved we guarantee we can either stop this bill or minimize the damage that it will cause.

The Desert News printed this article this morning: House panel to consider bill on Utah wilderness.

If you would like to read the bill in it's entirety go here: Library of Congress H.R. 1925.

If you would like to read the propaganda from our opposition and the main proponents of the bill go here www.suwa.org. Be sure to take some anti-nausea medication these guys spin things pretty hard.


Sincerely,
Michael Swenson
Utah Shared Access Alliance

What is Wilderness Designations
Wilderness Isn't some cute fuzzy term that means wild places and the great out of doors. It is a legal term and formal designation that means a place where man has no lasting impact or signs and where man is very limited to where he can go and what he can do. This means NO motorized OR mechanized access. That means even Mountain bikes are not allowed. Don't believe me? check out this sign I personally took a picture of: NO MOUNTAIN BIKES. It really means no management. It means no development. In some remote places this may be a good thing. In Utah BLM manages about 22 million acres and if 9.4 of them are locked up in wilderness it means the public can forget about using and fully enjoying over 40% of the mostly desert land that BLM manages. NONE of Utah's congressmen or senators support this bill.

BLM itself has recommended to congress 1.9 million acres be designated. But the environmentalists don't care. They are asking for more than 400% more acres! I'm sure the mountain areas will be the next target of these greedy groups. To learn more about wilderness go to this article written by one of our board members: The Truth About Wilderness

You can also find some wilderness stats here under the Utah Facts button go to the right column for a number of interesting documents on wilderness.


Contact your State Representatives today and tell them that you want them to vote AGAINST Congress H.R. 1925.

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WOW!! Thanks for this post Montana!!


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Old 09-23-2009, 06:24 PM
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WOW!! Thanks for this post Montana!!


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Your welcome. Now go email your congresscritter!

Tell all your friends! The greenies will never give up, so neither can we.
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Very true, and already done!!
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Thanks for the heads up..writing up an email after the kids are in bed.
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Email sent to my local congressman.
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Less than 48 hours till the vote..

Once again, those here in the midwest and the east coast are trying to close down wheeling in Utah. Remember, even if you don't plan to wheel out west, don't be fooled into thinking they won't come after MI sometime soon. The more they close, the easier it gets.
H.R. 1925

http://capwiz.com/amacycle/issues/al...ertid=14061961

cosponsor against us Vernon Ehlers (R 3rd) 07/08/2009
cosponsor against us Dale Kildee (D 5th) 04/02/2009
cosponsor against us Gary Peters (D 9th) 06/15/2009
cosponsor against us Sander Levin (D 12th) 04/02/2009
cosponsor against us Carolyn Kilpatrick (D 13th) 04/02/2009
cosponsor against us John Conyers (D 14th) 04/02/2009

More contact info here for the reps above. The bill goes to committee on October 1st so not a lot of time. The link above has a pre-written email to make it easier.
http://capwiz.com/amacycle/issues/bi...=C&cs_state=MI


Check out this link and send your email. In less than 48 hours, they are voting on whether or not to close 9.4 million acres to wheeling, including Moab!.
http://www.glfwda.org/showthread.php?t=8599

Act now to save our sport.
What will you do in that time to save our sport?
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little over 24 hours till the vote...
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Let me add, if you are a vet, on active duty, are disabled, please make sure you mention that. Whenever I email my elected reps, they all know I'm a disabled vet, and retired Navy. AND, I email the reps for every state I ever lived in, all with the same info...
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Does anyone know what happened with this?
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Originally Posted by MaddXJ85 View Post
Does anyone know what happened with this?
You can track this bill here.

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-1925
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