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USFS - Plumas National Forest

Preliminary Application Comments


 Friends of The High Lakes ( FOTHL ) is a 501(c)3 Public Benefit Corporation, founded in 2007 to partner with Lassen National Forest to enable the very popular High lakes OHV area, which is designated a Semi-Primitive area, with both motorized and non-motorized trails, to return to the glory it once held, as a premier OHV area.

We are totally in support of this grant application, and urge its funding.

The Plumas National Forest, particularly the Mt. Hough District provide the southerly access to The High Lakes OHV area and therefore it is imperative to maintain that access and support the effective management by Plumas National Forest of the areas adjacent to the Lassen National Forest, for our operations.

I urge the funding of this grant. [Ken Knull, Chairman / Founder - 4/6/09]


 After some discussion, I must agree, until this district, has chosen to favor the OHV rider, I do not want to support giving Green Sticker funds. If the recipient is not in favor of OHV recreation and trails in our forest and they cannot put together routes for us or even allow us to create trails in the PNF then they don't deserve our green sticker funds. [Pat Henderson - 3/30/09]



 As president of SCORR I am writing on behalf of our 300+ members. We are in support of this grant as it will enhance the OHV facilities at this site.  [Jim Lipke - 3/30/09]



 Re: Grounds Operations Grant

As president of the Siskiyou County Off Road Riders (SCORR) I am writing on behalf of our 300+ members is support of this grant request. We fully agree with the comments made by ROC that these improvements are necessary and justified.

We do ride on the Plumas. [Jim Lipke - 3/30/09]



 Re: G08-02-13-P01

As president of the Siskiyou County Off Road Riders (SCORR) I an writing on behalf of the members on the Planning grant for the Plumas National Forest.

We support grants given to forest that are dedicated to enhancing the experiences of people who visit their forest such a the Plumas. However, we feel that this grant request is premature as the forest has not made a final decision on how many roads or trails  will be open to the OHV users.  This decision will effect how much money is needed on the Plumas. We would not like to see any excess given to a forest unfairly when there are other forest that area doing alot for OHV users, such as the Klamath National Forest.

We cannot support this grant application at this time. [Jim Lipke - 3/30/09]

 We are writing in support of this grant for funding to rehabilitate Conklin Park Campground with a new single Sweet Smelling Toilet design, pre-cast concrete vault toilet building and to purchase and install new concrete picnic tables, recycled fire rings and new bulletin board.

We are in support of any additions or rehabilitations that improve recreational opportunities. This grant requests funds to accomplish those goals. The Plumas NF has always been supportive of recreation and works well with the public. Their goal is to continue to provide managed recreational opportunities for all Forest visitors. They have a history of completing the projects they start. It is because of this past history of successful partnership that we strongly support this grant application. [Vernon and Peggy Bullock - 3/29/09]



 We are writing in response to PNF's grant request for development for Deanes Valley.

This grant application is for funds to improve picnic tables and campfire rings at the campgrounds at Deanes Valley. This facility provides overnight facilities for camping and is adjacent to OHV riding trails, which can be reached by riding/driving from the campground. There are not a lot of Forest sites that allow OHV use directly from a campground which makes this camping area very desirable for those with OHV's. Years of use have taken their toll on the facility and it needs refurbishing.

We are in support of any additions or rehibilitations that improve recreational opportunities. This grant requests funds to accomplish those goals. The Plumas NF has always been supportive of recreation and works well with the public. Their goal is to continue to provide managed recreational opportunities for all Forest visitors. They have a history of completing the projects they start. It is because of this past history of successful partnership that we strongly support this grant application. [Vernon and Peggy Bullock - 3/29/09]



 We are wrting on this grounds operation grant submitted by the Plumas NF.

These funds requested for staff management and maintenance of OHV summer camps, 4 X 4 camps, year-round sanitation familities, trailheads, staging areas, semi-developed campgrounds, designated touring routes, toilet pumping, propane for groomer's shed at Bucks Lake and a number of other operations and maintenance expenses are monies needed for the every day management of good OHV facilities and trailheads. The Plumas NF has done a good job in the past of trying to keep their facilities in good shape to enhance the experience of the user.

We are in support of any additions or rehibilitations that improve recreational opportunities. This grant requests funds to accomplish those goals. The Plumas NF has always been supportive of recreation and works well with the public. Their goal is to continue to provide managed recreational opportunities for all Forest visitors. They have a history of completing the projects they start. It is because of this past history of successful partnership that we strongly support this grant application. [Vernon and Peggy Bullock - 3/29/09]



 We are writing on the Planning grant for the Plumas National Forest.

In general, we have supported grant requests for the Plumas National Forest because they are a Forest dedicated to enhancing the experiences of people who visit their forest. However, we feel this request is premature. The DEIS has been completed on the Forest but selection of an Alternative has not been done. Without this final step it is hard to determine how many miles of OHV routes there will be in the Forest and how much money is needed to develop a signing plan and provide a maintenance plan for the new system of OHV trails which will result from the TMP. This process may not be completed within the time frame of the grant.

When the RDP is completed and there is a final tally of roads, routes and trails it can then be determined how much money is needed to provide signing and a maintenance plan for the final number of miles of OHV opportunity and grant funds applied for to accomplish this goal.

We cannot support this grant application at this time. [Vernon and Peggy Bullock - 3/29/09]


 I really support all kinds of recreation in the PNF.  But, I do not support the use of Green Sticker funds for general recreation. Our Greens sticker funding should go toward trails, loops or even signs that support our sport.

If, the general camping recreationalist wants to keep the Sweet Smelling toilets, then let them have a fee imposed upon them. I know this seems selfish, but, there are many other agencies in the Federal and State that can use the funds of the green sticker, to benefit my sport than putting in toilets, and tables.  [Pat Henderson - 3/26/09]



 After some discussion, I must agree, until this district, has chosen to favor the OHV rider, I do not want to support giving Green Sticker funds. If the recipient is not in favor of OHV recreation and trails in our forest and they cannot put together routes for us or even allow us to create trails in the PNF then they don't deserve our green sticker funds. [Pat Henderson - 3/26/09]



 As a member of the Recreation Outdoors Coalition I am writing in response to PNF's grant request for development for Deanes Valley.

This grant application is for funds to improve picnic tables and campfire rings at the campgrounds at Deanes Valley. This facility provides overnight facilities for camping and is adjacent to OHV riding trails, which can be reached by riding/driving from the campground. There are not a lot of Forest sites that allow OHV use directly from a campground which makes this camping area very desirable for those with OHV's. Years of use have taken their toll on the facility and it needs refurbishing.

I am in support of any additions or rehibilitations that improve recreational opportunities. This grant requests funds to accomplish those goals. The Plumas NF has always been supportive of recreation and works well with the public. Their goal is to continue to provide managed recreational opportunities for all Forest visitors. They have a history of completing the projects they start. It is because of this past history that I strongly support this grant application. [Nancy McCullough - 3/26/09]



 I am writing about the grounds operation grant submitted by the Plumas NF.

These funds requested for staff management and maintenance of OHV summer camps, 4 X 4 camps, year-round sanitation familities, trailheads, staging areas, semi-developed campgrounds, designated touring routes, toilet pumping, propane for groomer's shed at Bucks Lake and a number of other operations and maintenance expenses are monies needed for the every day management of good OHV facilities and trailheads. The Plumas NF has done a good job in the past of trying to keep their facilities in good shape to enhance the experience of the user.

I am in support of any additions or rehibilitations that improve recreational opportunities.  This grant requests funds to accomplish those goals. The Plumas NF has always been supportive of recreation and works well with the public. Their goal is to continue to provide managed recreational opportunities for all Forest visitors. They have a history of completing the projects they start. It is because of this past history that I strongly support this grant application. [Nancy McCullough - 3/26/09]



 I am writing about the Planning grant for the Plumas National Forest.

In general, I have always supported grant requests for the Plumas National Forest because they are a Forest dedicated to enhancing the experiences of people who visit their forest. However, we feel this request is a little premature. The DEIS has been completed on the Forest but selection of an Alternative has not been done. Without this final step it is hard to determine how many miles of OHV routes there will be in the Forest and how much money is needed to develop a signing plan and provide a maintenance plan for the new system of OHV trails which will result from the TMP. This process may not be completed within the time frame of the grant.

When the RDP is completed and there is a final tally of roads, routes and trails it can then be determined how much money is needed to provide signing and a maintenance plan for the final number of miles of OHV opportunity and grant funds applied for to accomplish this goal.

I cannot support this grant application at this time. [Nancy McCullough - 3/26/09]



 As chair of Recreation Outdoors Coalition I am writing on behalf of our members on this grounds operation grant submitted by the Plumas NF.

These funds requested for staff management and maintenance of OHV summer camps, 4 X 4 camps, year-round sanitation familities, trailheads, staging areas, semi-developed campgrounds, designated touring routes, toilet pumping, propane for groomer's shed at Bucks Lake and a number of other operations and maintenance expenses are monies needed for the every day management of good OHV facilities and trailheads. The Plumas NF has done a good job in the past of trying to keep their facilities in good shape to enhance the experience of the user.

ROC is in support of any additions or rehabilitations that improve recreational opportunities. This grant requests funds to accomplish those goals. The Plumas NF has always been supportive of recreation and works well with the public. Their goal is to continue to provide managed recreational opportunities for all Forest visitors. ROC has worked with this forest for years and has always had good experiences. They have a history of completing the projects they start. It is because of this past history of successful partnership that we strongly support this grant application. [Sylvia Milligan - 3/26/09]


 As Chair of Recreation Outdoors Coalition I am writing for the members of our coalition in response to PNF's grant request for development for Deanes Valley.

This grant application is for funds to improve picnic tables and campfire rings at the campgrounds at Deanes Valley. This facility provides overnight facilities for camping and is adjacent to OHV riding trails, which can be reached by riding/driving from the campground. There are not a lot of Forest sites that allow OHV use directly from a campground which makes this camping area very desirable for those with OHV's. Years of use have taken their toll on the facility and it needs refurbishing.

ROC is in support of any additions or rehibilitations that improve recreational opportunities. This grant requests funds to accomplish those goals. The Plumas NF has always been supportive of recreation and works well with the public. Their goal is to continue to provide managed recreational opportunities for all Forest visitors. ROC has worked with this forest for years and has always had good experiences. They have a history of completing the projects they start. It is because of this past history of successful partnership that we strongly support this grant application. [Sylvia Milligan - 3/25/09]



 As chair of Recreation Outdoors Coalition I am writing on behalf of our members on the Planning grant for the Plumas National Forest.

In general, ROC has always supported grant requests for the Plumas National Forest because they are a Forest dedicated to enhancing the experiences of people who visit their forest. However, we feel this request is a little premature. The DEIS has been completed on the Forest but selection of an Alternative has not been done. Without this final step it is hard to determine how many miles of OHV routes there will be in the Forest and how much money is needed to develop a signing plan and provide a maintenance plan for the new system of OHV trails which will result from the TMP. This process may not be completed within the time frame of the grant.

When the RDP is completed and there is a final tally of roads, routes and trails it can then be determined how much money is needed to provide signing and a maintenance plan for the final number of miles of OHV opportunity and grant funds applied for to accomplish this goal.

We cannot support this grant application at this time. [Sylvia Milligan, Chair ROC - 3/25/09]



 As chair of Recreation Outdoors Coalition I am writing on behalf of our members in support of this grant for funding to rehibilitate Conklin Park Campground with a new single Sweet Smelling Toilet design, pre-cast concrete vault toilet building and to purchase and install new concrete picnic tables, recycled fire rings and new bulletin board.

ROC is in support of any additions or rehibilitations that improve recreational opportunities. This grant requests funds to accomplish those goals. The Plumas NF has always been supportive of recreation and works well with the public. Their goal is to continue to provide managed recreational opportunities for all Forest visitors. ROC has worked with this forest for years and has always had good experiences. They have a history of completing the projects they start. It is because of this past history of successful partnership that we strongly support this grant application. [Sylvia Milligan - 3/25/09]