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« on: January 31, 2008, 02:38:13 pm »

"Please pass this on every Jeep site in America."

Public Land Petition

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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2008, 03:51:00 pm »

Has anyone ever heard of this organization before today?  "Advocates for Access to Public Lands"
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2008, 06:07:56 pm »

Dave, a Google search shows this site...www.grassrootspower.net/Default.aspx?alias=www.grassrootspower.net/aapl

Maybe an avenue for UFWDA to work alongside?

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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2008, 07:32:28 pm »

Maybe so...

Advocates for Access to Public Lands (AAPL) was started in 2002 by local residents in Bishop CA who believe that all forms of recreation & land management go hand in hand with conserving our natural resources & even enhancing them. They are opposed to reducing public access, as this is not in the best interest of the public or the land. They are concerned over inappropriate Wilderness proposals to reduce public access to the best remaining multiple use lands.

In April of 2006 they started a word of mouth campaign to federally legislate a land designation to preserve multiple use lands. The concept of the Semi Primitive BackCountry Recreation Designation took off like wildfire & within ten months signed resolutions were received from almost every Chamber of Commerce, Board of Supervisors, Indian tribe, & recreation group within Mono & Inyo Counties.



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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2008, 08:37:41 pm »

I have seen this petition before, and do take it with a grain of salt.

I think for most peitions to carry any weight, they have to be signed by registered voters?
I may be wrong on this, but to get something at the state level, to sign the petition, you must be registed in that state to vote?

So, how is this confirmed on this petition?
Great Lakes 4WDA did one for the local road that the county wanted to close, and they won with keeping the road open. 
So, at the local level, these can, and possibly carry some weight.

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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2008, 10:21:13 pm »

The poster of the item, John Price, may be able to enlighten us a bit on this project as it appears to have a good reason but the question seems to be the purpose.

Peter
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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2008, 12:36:01 am »

Maybe an avenue for UFWDA to work alongside?

One can only hope. 

As for providing enlightenment, I wish I had a better answer and more information on this, but I simply wanted to help spread it around.....


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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2008, 02:01:05 am »

Thanks John, I notice that another John has indicated their status on another forum...


I am very familiar with them as I have been working with them for a couple of years on Inyo NF issues.

AAPL was a big force behind over 3,600 public comments were submitted in response to the Inyo NF Travel Management Plan.

They are local residents in the Bishop area and are very committed to keeping motorized access to the Inyo NF.
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