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The Bush administration wants your input on former President Clinton's controversial plan that bans road construction and reconstruction on almost 60 million acres of national forest land.

The administration is seeking comments on 10 questions regarding the management of this vast area of public land. Officials are seeking the public's opinion on such issues as what activities should be allowed on the land, whether is should be proposed for very strict Wilderness rules that would ban virtually all recreation, and how the US Forest Service can work effectively with groups that have competing views on managing the land.

After intense efforts by the AMA and other groups last year, the final version of the plan recognized motorized recreation as legitimate use of the land. However, the Bush administration has pledged to solicit more input from the public on the way the government should manage our lands.

It is critical for off-highway motorized recreationalists and anyone else interested in outdoor recreation to participate in this process and urge the Forest Service to maintain recreational access to these lands, which contain thousands of miles of dirt roads and trails.

To review the entire request for comment go to the AMA's website at www.AMADirectlink.com</A> and click on the Rapid Response Center logo. There you'll find additional information about both the questions being asked and how you can
direct your input to decision-makers in Washington.

Please provide detailed, polite and concise written comment. Let the BLM know that there is a need for responsible motorized recreation opportunities and access in this area. Ask that OHV recreation continue to be integrated with the RMP.

Comments and recommendations on this notice must be received by September 10, 2001

This is your chance to be proactive in protecting your right to ride!

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