News: Naches Motorized Trails Closed

From: Voelker, Francisca L -FS [mailto:flvoelker@fs.fed.us]
Sent: Monday, March 02, 2015 2:11 PM
For immediate release: February, 24, 2015

Naches Motorized Trails Closed For Public Safety and Resource Protection

Naches – A Forest Order went into effect on February 24, 2015 to prohibit use of all motorized vehicles on any National Forest system trail within the Naches Ranger District closure area.

It was determined that an emergency closure order was necessary due to the unprecedented early season snow melt period. “This year presented a unique situation,” said Naches District Ranger Kelly Lawrence. “These sections of trail are usually covered in heavy snow at this part of the year and the early snow melt has made them extremely vulnerable to resource damage.”

Forest Service Officials and members of the public have monitored trail conditions and have recommended the closure based on the deep rutting and erosion caused by tires on motorized vehicles when the ground is soft and wet. This closure if effective as of February 24, 2015 and will remain in effect until terminated.

Francisca Voelker
Support Services Supervisor
Forest Service
Naches Ranger District
p: 509-653-1413
f: 509-653-2638
flvoelker@fs.fed.us

10237 HWY 12
Naches, WA 98937
www.fs.fed.us


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Upcoming: 2015 PNW4WDA Trail Jamboree Registration

2015 PNW4WDA Trail Jamboree Registration begins March 1st!

 PNW4WDA Trail Jamboree

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Photos: 10th Annual EWA Slab ORV Meet & Greet

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10th Annual EWA Slab ORV Meet & Greet
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

On Saturday February 7th, 2015 the Eastern Washington Adventures group and some others met up at The Slab in Zillah, Washington for the10th annual Eastern Washington Adventures Meet & Greet.

This event was a lot of fun thanks to all who came.

Here are some photos of the EWA Slab Meet & Greet:

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News: Juniper Dunes Environmental Assessment Meeting Feb 17th at TRAC

Juniper Dunes Environmental Assessment Meeting

February 17th there will be a meeting at TRAC in Pasco. The topic is the Environmental Assessment which begins it’s 30 day review and comment period this week. The meeting is from 5:30 to 8 PM,  kind of an open house with Q&A around 6 if the attendees desire. They intend to have staff roaming and answering questions one on one during the meeting.

Doug Conner
PNW4WDA Juniper Dunes Coordinator


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News: BLM’s Resource Advisory Councils Now Recruiting!

From Resource Advisory Councils

BLM’s Resource Advisory Councils Now Recruiting!

Welcome to the BLM Oregon/Washington Resource Advisory Council (RAC) home page. RACs are citizen-based groups that provide advice on the management of public lands and resources. Each RAC consists of 12 to 15 members from diverse interests in local communities, including ranchers, environmental groups, tribes, state and local government officials, academics, and other public land users.

RACs typically meet two to four times per year. Members are selected for their ability to provide informed, objective advice on a broad array of public lands issues and their commitment to collaboration in seeking solutions to those issues.

Members are appointed to three-year terms and may be reappointed to consecutive terms. Council members must be residents of Oregon or Washington, depending on the RAC. Members serve without salary but are reimbursed travel expenses.

Please contact the Oregon/Washington RAC Coordinator for further information.

BLM Oregon/Washington Advisory Committees

BLM Oregon/Washington Advisory Committees

For more information see the official page:  http://www.blm.gov/or/rac/index.php


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