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USFS - Klamath National Forest

Preliminary Application Comments


 As Club President of Siskiyou County Off Road Riders (SCORR) I have been asked by our membership (309 members) to make comments of the following grant requests.

Klamath NF Planning -A-12 Play Area.-G08-02-06-P01. As a national forest without ONE trail designated for OHV use the KNF has stepped up to the table and is proposing this area as a designated play area. This area is a good location as it is only 2 miles from US97, a major route from Oregon and about 20 miles from I-5. It already has regular use from Oregon and Northern Califorina. It would be a year around area as it doesn't get much snow and never gets to wet and muddy. Play areas are a valuable recreation site as they provide for family to gather and provide a place for OHV safety training.

SCORR has requested that the Klamath NF develop a partnership with us for the construction and maintenance of the A-12 Play Area.

Klamath NF Planning- Humbug Staging/Play Area/Trail System-G08-02-06-P02. As a national forest without ONE trail designated for OHV use the KNF has stepped up to the table and is proposing this area as a designated staging and play area with and inter connected trail system. This area has always been identified as a good location for a designated OHV area. It is located only 20 minutes from I-5 at Yreka (a full service town) and is nestled between the Klamath River and Scott Valley. It provides some of the best views in the area as you top the the surrounding ridges. By designating this area as a staging area and play area it will provide a controlled area where recreationist come to ride the trails. It also will provide an area where families can bring their kid and ride is a safe area. SCORR has also requested a partnership with the Klamath for trail maintenance within this area.

Thank you Klamath National Forest for stepping up and developing a real off high plan for this forest. [James Lipke - 3/23/09]



 As Chair of Recreation Outdoors Coalition I am writing in support of this grant to promote OHV opportunities in the Klamath NF. With the trend to close off OHV opportunities it is refreshing to see a NF working with the OHV community to develop sustainable, managed OHV riding areas. Play areas are valuable for training novice riders and allow places for families to gather and play. This also prevents dispersed OHV use on private lands.

Thank you for your continued work with the public to provide recreational opportunities.

Re:  P02 - Planning:  Humbug Stagine/Play Area & Trail System

Again, another very good project that ROC supports. This area is a model for partnerships between the public and the agency. Validating the good work of the local club shows the Forests willingness to listen to the public and work with them to provide the quality of experience desired by the riders. Utilizing clubs and the public as volunteers to maintain areas such as this give the people ownership and buy in to keep the area in good condition.

ROC is proud to support this grant and it should be used as a model for other Forests. [Pat Henderson - 3/23/09]



 As Chair of Recreation Outdoors Coalition I am writing in support of this grant to promote OHV opportunities in the Klamath NF. With the trend to close off OHV opportunities it is refreshing to see a NF working with the OHV community to develop sustainable, managed OHV riding areas. Play areas are valuable for training novice riders and allow places for families to gather and play. This also prevents dispersed OHV use on private lands.

Thank you for your continued work with the public to provide recreational opportunities.

Re:  P02 - Planning:  Humbug Stagine/Play Area & Trail System

Again, another very good project that ROC supports. This area is a model for partnerships between the public and the agency. Validating the good work of the local club shows the Forests willingness to listen to the public and work with them to provide the quality of experience desired by the riders. Utilizing clubs and the public as volunteers to maintain areas such as this give the people ownership and buy in to keep the area in good condition.

ROC is proud to support this grant and it should be used as a model for other Forests. [Sylvia Milligan, Chair ROC - 3/23/09]