2014 Comment Letters

The Mountaineers official comment letters on conservation and recreation issues.

Over-Snow Vehicle Comment Letter, WA Outdoor Alliance

Travel management planning is a critical component of outdoor recreation management, and is very important to our organizations’ programs and the human-powered activities our members undertake.

application/pdf 08.4.14 Over-Snow Vehicle Comment Letter, WA Outdoor Alliance.pdf — 219.5 KB

Hansen Creek Timber Sale Joint Comments

Conservation and Recreation Organization comments on the expectation the Hansen Creek Timber harvest meeting the goal of providing revenue from timber but also is done in a way that is sustainable for other values the forest provides to the the recreating public, including providing clean water, recreational opportunities and natural protection against sedimentation and erosion.

application/pdf 08.01.14 Hansen Creek Timber Sale Joint Comments.pdf — 272.4 KB

Supplimental Comments on FLREA (HR 5204 markup) by Recreation and Wilderness Organizations

Comment letter on FLREA changes that the undersigned organizations support or have concern with. FLREA is important legislation for our organization, as it provides funding for our National Forests and is where NF grant permits.

application/pdf 7.29.14 Supplimental Comments on FLREA (HR 5204 markup) by Recreation and Wilderness Organizations.pdf — 119.8 KB

Outdoor Alliance Washington Comments to Governor's Task Force

Outdoor Alliance Washington's priorities on outdoor recreation in Washington State to the Governor's Task Force on this issue.

application/pdf 07.14.14 Outdoor Alliance Washington Comments to Governor's Task Force.pdf — 449.2 KB

Outdoor Alliance Washington Comments on Fire Funding

Outdoor Alliance Washington's comments on fire funding impacts on outdoor recreation in Washington State

application/pdf 07.10.14 Outdoor Alliance Washington on Fire Funding Legislation.pdf — 628.6 KB

Climbing Community Input for the Governor's Task Force on Outdoor Recreation

The Mountaineers penned comments to the Governor's Task Force on Outdoor Recreation that focuses on important issues from our climbing community.

application/pdf 07.01.14 Climbing Community Input for Governor'sTask Force.pdf — 297.7 KB

ONP Wilderness Stewardship Comments

Muscle-powered organizations comments on Olympic National Park's draft Wilderness Stewardship plans.

application/pdf 05.16.14 ONP Wilderness Stewardship Comments.pdf — 425.9 KB

WA Recreation Organizations Comments on MBS Access Projects

Washington State Recreation and Conservation Organizations comment on a number of access projects in the Mt. Baker Ranger District of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

application/pdf 04.15.14 WA Recreation Organizations Comments on MBS Access Projects.pdf — 245.6 KB

Fiscal Year 2015 Legacy Roads and Trails Remediation Initiative Appropriation

Letter from outdoor recreation and conservation organizations in support of funding for the Legacy Roads and Trails Remediation Initiative for the 2015 fiscal year. Legacy Roads and Trails helps identify and direct work towards urgently needed road and trail repair and maintenance, road decommissioning and removal of fish passage barriers on Forest Service lands.

application/pdf 04.14.14 Legacy Roads and Trails Support Letter.pdf — 129.7 KB

WA Recreation Organizations Comments on FLREA

Washington State Recreation Organizations Comment on the draft changes to the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, which allows the Forest Service to charge fees for sites with amenities and also the agency to issue Special Use Permits.

application/pdf 04.03.14 WA Recreation Organizations Comments on FLREA.pdf — 318.6 KB

Outdoor Recreation and Education Organization's Comments on FLREA

As part of a coalition on permitting issues run by The Wilderness Society, a number of outdoor recreation and education organization's commented on the proposed draft changes to the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA). FLREA allows the Forest Service to charge fees for sites with amenities and also the agency to issue Special Use Permits.

application/pdf 04.02.14 Outdoor Education and Recreation Organizations Comments on FLREA.pdf — 147.8 KB

Conservation and Recreation Organizations Letter Opposing H.R. 1459

Letter voicing conservation and recreation organizations' support of the Antiquities Act and urges representatives to oppose H.R 1459, which would undermine Presidential authority under the Antiquities Act to act swiftly to protect iconic historical, cultural, and natural sites.

application/pdf National Monuments Coalition Sign On Letter - Oppose HR 1459.pdf — 112.1 KB

HydroReform Coalition Letter Supporting I-937 Clean Energy Initiative

River, recreation and salmon advocates in Washington strongly support the voter-approved Clean Energy Initiative (I-937).

application/pdf 02.10.14 Hyro Reform Support of I-937.pdf — 247.5 KB