Wayne , I hear you I contacted BRC, Orba and ARRA with out any luck . I then jumped in with both feet , and it consumes you . The reword was the sea of orange shirts at the meeting . This fight takes time and money to get the message out the off road community. I did 150 posters and put them up at every off road dealer and shop . Put up banners at the entrance to favorite riding locations . Printed up 150 Tee shirts and today a radio ad starts running in Las Vegas giving the public the low down on the BLM . I now have meetings with senators and congressman that take away from my days at work but it's worth it . I really think we need a land defense fund added to each entry fee and pay someone to do this day in and day out .Blm does have to respond to Substantive Comments
Sometimes it can take a savoy land use person, Or a good land use Lawyer
I learned a heck of a lot talking for hours on the phone with a Lawyer representing Hyundai corp when they were finalizing up mitigation issues here in California City when they built their test facility on prime habitat here. Two of us got the mitigation ratio from 25 to1 down to 5 to 1 for the construction of their project here, Also a solar project, Same scenario. Google My name, Some bits and pieces may still be on the net for ever....Bla..Bla
Even though Im sure I wasted 10s of thousands of billable time picking this guys brain representing Hyundai corp, He asked "I wish you off road types were here in the beginning of the CQUA process, Working with them would have saved them millions. But that is long history gone, and I was just getting into this land use thing green behind the ears 10 years ago.
The moral here is Substantive Comments, BLM HAS to take them into consideration
Learn more here, CORVA had many workshops for the plans here in CA, Enough interest, I may be able persuade the right person to conduct more comments workshops. IMOH, They were too late to the punch for JV, but maybe some help with Nevada Management plans depending where they are in the decision process. The workshops were a bit of help in JV, but Marines are tough to get to change the alternatives. From what I recall, The final EIS were amended, But I was not happy, and outspoken about it, so I was ostracized by the so called "OHV leadership" CAMRC, They can kiss my ass. Most of them were at SEMA stroking their Egos, wasting your donations with expensive rooms, meals and drinks. I dont support any now other than CORVA