Ken Miller for Governor?

Submitted by tsm1 on Fri, 12/12/2003 - 12:37

Helena IR Article

If elected governor, Republican Ken Miller said he would fight to keep roads open for multiple use on state lands.

Speaking to snowmobilers in Cut Bank Saturday night, Miller said one of the first things he would do as governor would be to issue an executive order requiring that no further roads on state public lands would be closed without a review by the governor's office.

''Montanans continue to be closed out of more and more access to our public lands,'' Miller said. ''My family has experienced repeatedly blocked roads that we've used to hunt, fish and generally enjoy the outdoors.''

Miller for Governor

Do Personalities Rule Your Recreation?

Submitted by tsm1 on Thu, 12/04/2003 - 10:55

By Del Albright, BlueRibbon Ambassador

Is your club ticked off at a neighboring club? Are you drifting away from your club because of the behavior of a few folks? Do you find yourself attending fewer club/group meetings these days? Do you feel like your opinion does not count? Are you tired of the politics and clicks in your club? In other words, do personalities rule your recreation?

ACCESS GROUP SAYS FS TRAIL INVENTORY AND DESIGNATION PROCESS WILL ENHANCE RECREATION

Submitted by tsm1 on Thu, 12/04/2003 - 10:47

ONTARIO, CA -- A national recreation group says current Forest Service efforts to inventory and eventually designate off-highway vehicle (OHV) trails in California and elsewhere is good for recreation and will help to protect valuable resources. On November 20, the BlueRibbon Coalition, a trail-based access group, attended a meeting in Ontario, California where officials explained the agency's plan to better manage forest trail systems for motorized recreationists.

November / December Runs

Submitted by tsm1 on Fri, 11/14/2003 - 11:36

Important dates to remember:
• Nov 15th Saturday: Trail Ride – Chris Brown “Trail Boss”. Meet at County Market 9:00 a.m.
• Nov 22nd/23rd Saturday/Sunday: Big Brothers and Big Sisters Bowling Tournament.
Doug Misko will be organizing a Frontier team. 458-1178 / miskop@msn.com.
Registration needs to be completed by the 20th.
• Dec 13th Saturday: Christmas Tree Run.
• Dec 20th Saturday: Christmas Party at the LaTulip's house.

Forest Service Open House

Submitted by WD40 on Thu, 10/30/2003 - 15:46

From the 10-30 Helena Indpendent Record. Article

Here's the text:
Three open houses will be held to present the alternatives and take comments from interested parties.

All of the meetings run from 4-8 p.m. Dates and locations include:

Nov. 4 at the Helena Supervisor's office o­n Skyway Drive near the Helena Regional Airport

Nov. 5 at the Townsend School Library Community Room o­n 210 North Spruce

Nov. 6 at the Lincoln Community Hall o­n Highway 200

The comment period ends o­n Dec. 1.
Comments can be sent via e-mail to comments-northern-helena@fs.fed.us or by traditional mail to Dea Nelson, Helena National Forest, Townsend Ranger District, 415 So. Front, Townsend, Mont. 59644.

The Draft EIS is available o­n the web at www.fs.fed.us/r1/helena/ as well as at the public libraries in Boulder, Helena, Lincoln and Townsend.
Helena National Forest offices in Helena, Lincoln and Townsend have copies of the document, and additional copies can be requested by calling Dea Nelson at 266-3425 or Jay Winfield at 449-5490.

Healthy Forests Restoration Act

Submitted by tsm1 on Wed, 10/29/2003 - 11:05

It appears that the Senate version of the so-called Healthy Forests Restoration Act will come up on the Senate floor Wednesday, Oct 29. The actual version of the bill that will come up on the Senate floor is the "compromise" brokered by the Bush Administration and accepted by many Republican Senators along with Senators Feinstein (D-CA), Wyden (D-OR), Daschle (D-SD), Bacus (D-MT), Lincoln (D-AR), and Johnson (D-SD).

Many Senators are realizing the fire tragedy in Southern California would have beenprevented or at least lessened by the provisions of the Healthy Forest Act..

Calls are urgently needed.

New Leadership Correspondence Course for Recreationists

Submitted by tsm1 on Mon, 09/15/2003 - 13:09

I am tired of seeing recreationists trying to organize and lead projects while having little or no training on how to do it. I am tired of seeing volunteers burn out and leave the cause because of huge amounts of energy invested on their part, with little or no return. I am tired of seeing the same three or four people in a club doing all the work, year after year, until they finally fizzle out. I've decided to do something about it on a national level.

New Conservation Project

Submitted by FUN4X4 on Mon, 09/15/2003 - 13:08

Please join Frontier 4x4 club o­n the Lava Mountain Conservation project o­n Saturday Sept 20th.

We will leave the County Market parking lot at 9:00am.

Any o­ne wishing to camp out could camp at the Park Lake camp ground. Call if you need directions. Then let me know and we will pick you up o­n the way to Lava Mountain.

If you haven’t earned a conservation patch or if you have a patch and need a rocker for 2003 now could be the time. We need at least o­ne other club to show up and it is a done deal.

If you need any other information contact me at: dgordon315@aol.com Home-458-9577,Work 442-7749.

Conservation Project

Submitted by FUN4X4 on Tue, 09/02/2003 - 15:25

Frontiers advertised conservation project for the LeadVille trail will happen Sept 6th. The project will be o­n Saturday leaving WhiteHouse camp ground (North of Butte) at 10 PM.

For those who want to camp (WhiteHouse camp ground) we will probably take some short trips Saturday night and or Sunday morning.

We will be doing some light brushing of the trail and surveying future erosion work that needs to be done to keep the trail in good shape.

With current fire danger we will need to be very careful. We are still under stage 2 restrictions, no camp fires, no chain saws after 1 PM, smoking in vehicles o­nly etc.

We could still cancel this project with short notice so please stay in touch with Frontier.
Call 406-458-9755 , 406-442-7749 or E-mail dgordon315@aol.com for directions of more information.