Breckenridge, Greenhorn, Isabella Trail Plan Updated
Most Trails Remain Open Due In Large Part To Stewards Efforts
Stewards are happy to report our
efforts of the past five years have paid off. The 2009 Record of Desision for the Route
Designation Plan determining where you will be allowed access in
the Greenhorn, Breckenridge and Lake Isabella areas in the
Sequoia National Forest kept almost all existing roads and trails open to motorized use.
For example due our intenses efforts Stewards was able to:
Get a number of trails which we
pointed out had been omitted put back in the plan and kept open
The shoreline around Lake
Isabella will remain open to continued lakeside camping even down to low water levels
of the trails would already have been closed if not for Stewards
of the Sequoia making substantive comments
We cannot rest on our laurels. There is still much to do to ensure your trails remain open. Stewards will continue to be fully involved in the current Piute planning process, Forest Plan and many other planning issues and with your help we look forward to keeping more of your trails open.
What can you do now to help keep
your trails open?
- Unless you want to
spend hundreds of hours reading and commenting on
the numerous 1200 plus page planning documents, why not make a tax
to help fund Stewards efforts to do that work
for you? Over 80% of our members have let their
membership donation expire or have not made a
donation. Although we are totally volunteer based
without donations we are dead in the water. While
economic times are hard, once the trails are closed
they will not be reopened.
- Attend meetings OR
donate the money you would have spent on gas and
time to attend the meetings, so we can represent you
and increase our efforts to keep your trails open.
Over the years many
people have told us there was no point in wasting time
attending meetings or submitting comments. They told us
the Forest Service will do what it wants and we the
public cannot do anything about it.
We are glad we ignored them because now it is clear they
were dead wrong.
Thanks for your support. Together we can help keep our
It costs thousands of
dollars to hire specialists, draft comment letters
and file appeals that have been successful at keeping
your trails and Lakeside access open.
Please make a
donation to Stewards to
help fund our efforts. Once the trails are closed it is
What is the big deal
about Stewards making a
Read some of the comments Stewards has submitted on
behalf of our members and the community
We want to thank the over 2100
people who heeded Stewards call to action and took the time to
submit comments before the 4/20/09 deadline in favor of keeping
trails open and preserving lakeside access. Your voices have
been heard by the Sequoia National Forest staff and have added
clout to comments submitted by Stewards.
Read about how your Voice Can Make A Difference
Public Says "NO MORE CLOSURES" at
Forest Meeting Read
US Forest Service 'Gestapo' riles
crowd at Isabella
For more background on the previous
steps in the Sequoia Forest Route Designation planning process
Stewards of the
Sequoia (Sequoia Trail Designation Background)
Here is a link to the Sequoia National Forest current inventory
maps and time tables and other info
Sequoia National Forest Trail Inventory
Here is a link to the Forest Service
OHV Program Info that is driving the Trail Designation
Fed Plan to Restrict Off Roaders