USFS - Stanislaus NF - Patrol District
Preliminary Application Comments
Please carefully review the amount for this forest on its request of LE Funds. Remember, they are closed for RED sticker season from Oct to May, 8 full months.
THEY ARE OPEN TO RED STICKER VEHICLES FOR ONLY 16 WEEKS A YEAR !
D36 supports law enforcement grants that make sense. We are not against this grant in its entirety, but is 21 full time fpo/leo staff really needed?
As this is a LE Grant, D36 wishes that all costs associated with LE functions relating to motorized special events, cover any LE portions within the COST RECOVERY area of a permitted event. As OHV funds these grants, and OHV users are paying for it, it seems that fairness is the issue on this application. No documents I know of prohibit this. [David Pickett - 4/6/09]
I am concerned about the large amount for the Law Enforcement Grant as compared to the amount of ground operations request.
It looks as though you are anticipating alot of trouble from closing over 300 miles of routes and closing the forest for at least 5 months of the year to OHV's.
There is always less trespass and less resource damage when there is more opportunity. There was a purpose and or need for all the existing routes on the forest. [Michael Damaso, President - 4/6/09]
Link to comments from Judith Spencer, President of CORE - 4/3/09