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USFS - Klamath/Modoc NF - Patrol District

 G09-02-26-L01

I can see the logic in having more law enforcement where riders may be more interested in causing havoc and disturbing lawful riders, I guess I'd rather have to little enforcement than to much, which may feel the power of their job.

I do not support this grant. [Pat Henderson - 4/2/10]



 The Siskiyou County Off Road Riders support enforcement of riding regs. in areas designated for riding.  Green Sticker funds should not pay for enforcement in areas closed to OHV use.  This grant appears to target such areas.  The forest has already buffered the wilderness areas by not propoosing any OHV use within atleast 1/2 miles of a wilderness.  Also there is no real plan for public education by the LEO's.
 
We agree with ROC's comment, but have the above reservations. [Jim Lipke, SCORR President - 4/1/10]


 Every single Law Enforcement grant should have a commitment and focus to catch the "Willfully Ignorant" visitor.  We see every day folks doing what ever they want and they feel immune  because it is their feeling "there is no one around to catch me"    That has to change.  Yes, we have Green Sticker Violations, sound violations, and other normal day to day violations that by now should be all in compliance.  It is the "Willfully Ignorant " that does not abide by the rules of the areas they ride in, i.e. "Stay on Designated Trails " "Respect Private Property"   "Know the rules of area you are riding in "  be it Forest Service, BLM, City and County.  All of us can put pressure on the "Willfully Ignorant" but it is Law Enforcement that needs to focus their talent to those that want to ruin it for everyone.  We can not let them rule our destiny or how we are being portrait in the eyes of the public and government elected officials.   
 
The other area of grave concern is our children, we need to make sure that all children 16 and under on Quads have the proper certification. We need to make sure that they are properly dressed to ride, no tank tops, tennis shoes and short pants.   Parents need to be told of their responsibility in the strongest possible manner, ticket.  

Thank you all for working this very difficult issue.   [Ed Waldheim "OHV activist for access to  public lands for all" - 3/28/10]


 As a member of the Recreation Outdoors Coalition and Redding Dirt Riders, I am writing in support of this grant because while we are not always happy with LE they do have a place.

Ensuring user compliance keeps conflict down and reduces the chances of illegal riding activity which reflects on honest people.  Physical presence can also discourage inappropriate behavior.  Relatively few officers have a lot of areas to cover when one combines two forests with many desirable areas to ride, whether legal or illegal.   While we support this grant for the positive points that these officers are there to protect us and to protect our right to recreate by requiring compliance a concern with this grant request is that it is heavy on compliance and does not mention that their duty should also be to educate the public and work with them to discourage any non-compliance.  Another concern is that these officers who are supported by green sticker funds will be citing users whose green sticker funds were used to reduce access previously open for use. [Brendan Hathaway - 3/21/10]

 We are opposed to providing OHV money to the USFS to close the trails!

We have paid to have the trails put in to their inventory. Now they ask for OHV money to have them closed! As we have seen in the "Route Designation" process the USFS is not a good investment for OHV funds.
Give the grants to groups that actually enhance OHV opportunity, like the BLM. [Brendan Hathaway  - 3/17/10]



 As Chair of Recreation Outdoors Coalition I am writing in support of this grant because while we are not always happy with LE they do have a place.  Ensuring user compliance keeps conflict down and reduces the chances of illegal riding activity which reflects on honest people.  Physical presence can also discourage inappropriate behavior.  Relatively few officers have a lot of areas to cover when one combines two forests with many desirable areas to ride, whether legal or illegal.   While we support this grant for the positive points that these officers are there to protect us and to protect our right to recreate by requiring compliance a concern with this grant request is that it is heavy on compliance and does not mention that their duty should also be to educate the public and work with them to discourage any non-compliance.  Another concern is that these officers who are supported by green sticker funds will be citing users whose green sticker funds were used to reduce access previously open for use. [Sylvia Milligan, Chair - ROC - 3/17/10]



 Please do not give any state money to a federal agency to close our public land to us.  I whole heartedly reject what the federal government is doing to our lands.  They are tying to kill local economies and discourage people from living free.  It appears as if they all want us to sit and a desk and enjoy the forest on a screensaver. [Casey Crandall - 3/11/10]