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.

PDF document icon 08.4.14 Over-Snow Vehicle Comment Letter, WA Outdoor Alliance.pdf — PDF document, 219 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.

PDF document icon 08.01.14 Hansen Creek Timber Sale Joint Comments.pdf — PDF document, 272 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.

PDF document icon 7.29.14 Supplimental Comments on FLREA (HR 5204 markup) by Recreation and Wilderness Organizations.pdf — PDF document, 119 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.

PDF document icon 07.14.14 Outdoor Alliance Washington Comments to Governor's Task Force.pdf — PDF document, 449 KB

Outdoor Alliance Washington Comments on Fire Funding

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

PDF document icon 07.10.14 Outdoor Alliance Washington on Fire Funding Legislation.pdf — PDF document, 628 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.

PDF document icon 07.01.14 Climbing Community Input for Governor'sTask Force.pdf — PDF document, 297 KB

ONP Wilderness Stewardship Comments

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

PDF document icon 05.16.14 ONP Wilderness Stewardship Comments.pdf — PDF document, 425 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.

PDF document icon 04.15.14 WA Recreation Organizations Comments on MBS Access Projects.pdf — PDF document, 245 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.

PDF document icon 04.14.14 Legacy Roads and Trails Support Letter.pdf — PDF document, 129 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.

PDF document icon 04.03.14 WA Recreation Organizations Comments on FLREA.pdf — PDF document, 318 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.

PDF document icon 04.02.14 Outdoor Education and Recreation Organizations Comments on FLREA.pdf — PDF document, 147 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.

PDF document icon National Monuments Coalition Sign On Letter - Oppose HR 1459.pdf — PDF document, 112 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).

PDF document icon 02.10.14 Hyro Reform Support of I-937.pdf — PDF document, 247 KB

Coalition of WA Outdoor Organizations in Support of Phil Rockefeller

Washington State Outdoor Organizations support for the re-appointment of Phil Rockefeller to a new term as a member of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council representing the interests of Washington State and its citizens.

PDF document icon 01.13.14 Coalition of WA Outdoor Organizations in Support of Phil Rockefeller.pdf — PDF document, 65 KB

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie Excelsior Mine Joint Scoping Comments

A letter to the Environmental Coordinator of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest identifying items that need to be included in the environmental analysis for the proposed Plan of Operations submitted by the Excelsior Gold Corporation.

PDF document icon 01.31.14 Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie FS Excelsior Mine Joint Scoping Comments.pdf — PDF document, 130 KB