The forest circus is actually trying to go with the proposed alternative #3 which will result in closure of many of the trails including Barrett, Strawberry and Deer Valley. These trails will be closed entirely until they can be repaired, even if the section in question is very small.
Repairing the trails requires NEPA process and will likely be a lengthy and costly process if it ever even happens.
On top of that, the current district supervisor is retiring of course so we get to start all over with a new person.
I'm so glad our tax dollars are supporting this!
Please submit comments supporting the original proposed action and against the alternative. You can find more info here: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/eldora...TELPRDB5362046
How do you read the document including proposal 3 "preferred alternative" to show closure of Deer Valley? On page 23 of:
09N83-1 and 09N83-2 and labelled "Deer Valley" are color coded Light Purple as "Designate for Public Motorized Use with Mitigation"
I guess your point is that it was coded Green "Designate for Public Use with LRMP Amendment" in "Proposed Alternative 1" and that Repairing the trails requires NEPA process and will likely be a lengthy and costly process if it ever even happens.
I guess I'm not quite as skeptical as all that - but it does seem worthwhile for folks here to support "Alternative 1 (Proposed Action)" vs. "Alternative 3 (Preferred Alternative)"