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BLUERIBBON COALITION "SOS" ACTION ALERT! Mississippi ATV riders and Off Road Motorcyclists need our help! Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber, We seldom blast National Alerts for local planning processes, and we hate to blast anything with such short notice. But we need your help. This Monday, April 6, is the deadline for a new travel management plan on National Forests in Mississippi. In a previous attempt, the agency refused to consider adding even one mile of trails, which have been enjoyed by folks in the area for over 30 years. BRC and the Memphis Motorcycle Club successfully appealed the "total closure" plan. The response of the U.S. Forest Service should boil blood. Instead of re-considering the total closure plan, the agency is simply adding volumes of analysis in an attempt to better defend against our appeals. In other words, they don't care if refusing to consider any user-created routes is contrary to regulations; they are going to try to do whatever it takes to make it happen, regulations be dammed. The links below tell more of the story. But today, we are asking our members across the country to help the local ATV and motorcycle people out. We've prepared a letter generator with several key substantive comments. Please take a minute to click on the link below and send a letter. Your comments will help, please send your letter today! Comments on National Forest in Mississippi Revised Route Designation EA - BlueRibbon Coalition The Revised Route Designation Environmental Assessment and maps of the proposed changes are available on the Forest's website at National Forests in Mississippi Travel Management Page. Brian Hawthorne Public Lands Policy Director BlueRibbon Coalition 208-237-1008 ext 102 BACKGROUND INFORMATION Comments Needed on Holly Springs National Forest - June 18th, 2008 Comments Needed On Holly Springs National Forest - BRC Action Alert TRAIL RIDERS FIND NEW LIFE IN MISSISSIPPI FORESTS' DECISION - January 30th, 2009 Trail Riders Find New Life In Mississippi Forests' Decision - BRC Media Releases Recreation Funding Conundrum - BlueRibbon Magazine, February 2007 Recreation Funding Conundrum - BlueRibbon Magazine Trails for Future Generations - BlueRibbon Magazine, October 2006 Trails for Future Generations - BlueRibbon Magazine