Action Alert-Help Stop Closures Updated 12/31//2016
KEEP THE PARK SERVICE OUT OF THE
GIANT SEQUOIA MONUMENT AND OTHER SEQUOIA LANDS
There is another push by closure
activists to have the National Park Service take over management
of the Giant Sequoia Monument. This will reduce your access,
needlessly increase regulations and impose new fees for entry and
These trails were reopened by Stewards
Support Stewards To Avoid Closures
Currently the National Forest Service manages the Monument under
their Land of Many Uses Mandate. The Forest Service allows many
uses which the Park Service is unlikely to, such as licensed OHV's
on dirt roads and
mountain bikes on trails.
The Sequoia National Forest Service
has managed this area for over 100 years. They have done an
excellent job of protecting the Giant Sequoias, as evidenced by
the area being in such pristine condition to be recently
designated as a National Monument as well as a science report finding the Sequoia Groves under Forest Service management are healthier that those under Park Service management.
The Forest Service promotes
family values and individual freedoms. They thin overgrown trees
reducing catastrophic fire hazard and promoting public safety.
Stewards of the Sequoia worked hard to prevent the Park Service from taking over mamagement of the Sequoia Monument and the closures motorized and mountina bike recreation this would entail. With your support we will stop this in future.
The Giant Sequoia Monument Association submitted a letter to the President of the United States opposing Congressman Farr's request for the President to decree the National Park Service to take over management of the Sequoia Monument and expressing concerns about the misinformation provided by Congressman Farr.
|Victory for Forest Health in
investigators recently concluded the Forest Service
acted properly in felling hazardous trees in the Giant
Sequoia National Monument, bringing to a quiet end a
probe loudly sought by congressional Democrats based on
complaints filed by Save America’s Forests and local group
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