Why Are Stewards Comments Important ? Updated
Comment letters are a very
important tool to help change plans and help keep more trails
open, but most people do not understand what it takes to draft a
comment letter. Reading one helps it all make sense.
For example here is one Comment
Stewards submitted to the Forest Service:
Stewards submitted 49
pages of comments like the above on behalf of the community to
the Sequoia Forest Service. Our comments now and in the past
have made a huge difference in keeping more trails open to
everyone including motorized use.
Please take a few minutes to read
our comment letter so you can understand what it takes to help
keep trails open. It is very costly to
review these plan documents, which are hundreds of pages long
and to make these kind of substantive comments. Our efforts are
funded by people like you. Those who have made a donation
can be proud that you have helped fund our very effective
efforts. If you have not made a
donation this year please do now so we can continue work to
help Keep Your Trails Open as well as preserving Lakeside access and more.
Comments are only one part of what Stewards does. We are also the largest on the ground volunteer organization in the Sequoia National Forest. We maintain strong relationships with local district Forest Service and BLM staff.
Also note the other groups that have
cosigned the Stewards comment letter including both Chambers of
Commerce, mountain bikers, 4x4 and trail groups.
Chamber of Commerce
Valley Chamber of Commerce
Isabella Bodfish Propoerty Owners Association
Trails Users Coalition
Kern Off Highway Vehicle Association
Sierra Fat Tire Association
Multiple Use Coalition
Stewards have worked very hard to
include the community in our efforts and achieve the kind of
respect necessary for these other groups to endorse our
comments. Our unity increase the effectiveness of our comments.
You can learn more about Stewards
Stewards of the Sequoia Home Page