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Draft L.N.F. Plan Strategy for The High Lakes
« on: December 06, 2007, 11:27:43 AM »
Some of you may have received these pages by email from me, some by
snail mail from Lassen N.F.,  but in case some of you did not receive
them at all here they are.

It is very important that you understand what their thinking and
strategy may be, and that we discuss it and get comments in writing on
or before January 15, 2008 to

   Dave Erwin
   District Recreation Officer
   P.O. Box 767
   Chester, Ca 96029.

Feel free to hit reply to this mail, trimming that portion that may be
repetitive, and discuss HERE your thoughts, suggestions, and goals if
they are differing from Lassen N.F.'s, or Friends of The High Lakes
Steering Committee priorities.  Or even your agreement.

This is the most important step, so far, in the public information and
feedback arena in what will be our future use of The High Lakes.

TAKE THIS IMPORTANT STEP, for your / our future of recreation.

Here are the pages of the draft plan for your study.

   Cover Letter

http://www.friendsofthehighlakes.com/draftplan/draftplan_coverltr.pdf

   Draft Plan
   http://www.friendsofthehighlakes.com/draftplan/HIGH_LAKES_RECREATION_STRATEGY.doc

   Implementation Time Line

http://www.friendsofthehighlakes.com/draftplan/Draft_High_Lakes_Task_List.xls

Here are pages of an Independent Study done in 2005 by Mark Flannigan,
that in combination with Roger Poff's Hydrologist's report went to make
up the basis for this draft strategy.

http://www.friendsofthehighlakes.com/draftplan/Flannigan_Independent_Study.pdf

http://www.friendsofthehighlakes.com/draftplan/Flannigan_STELLA.pdf

I'm working on getting a better copy of a digitized version of Roger
Poff's 44 page report, and if / when I get that I'll forward to the
list, too.

Friends of The High Lakes Steering Committee has met and discussed this
draft.  Their conclusions to date were prioritized to work towards
dealing with the following six priorities:

   The top 6 priorities for needed changes were:

1.  Reopen 616 to 614 to 611 routes (from Plumas N.F. into Grassy Lake)

2.  Reopen 519 from Spring Valley to Campbell Cow Camp for two track.

3.  Re-work and make possible improved number of campsites at Spring
Valley, Long Lake and Campbell Lakes

4.  Reposition or reroute, repair what is necessary to keep west
shore of Long Lake open

5.  Raise the limit of 12 heartbeats / 4 vehicles at some / most
camp sites

6.  Work to eliminate seasonal closures, eliminate gates

Don't forget to review the draft further and point out any other
concerns you have and bring them forward sooner rather than later...
later being too close to Jan. 15th.  Get your comments, questions and
changes pertaining to the draft and "their" plan to us at

   draftplan@friendsofthehighlakes.com

we can put them all together, and speak louder as one voice.

If we don't get OUR plan together, we will be living with theirs!  Don't
let the holidays and other priorities get in the way of what will shape
your recreation opportunities in The High Lakes for a long time to come.

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Re: Draft L.N.F. Plan Strategy for The High Lakes
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2008, 04:59:37 PM »
I hadn't seen this posted here yet so I thought I'd put it out there...

Well, we had one chance to review the Lassen National Forrest's plan for the high lakes and because of the weather here in the Ridge Communities, the quantity of
comments on the draft plan for The High Lakes was considerably smaller
than we ( FOTHL and USFS ) had anticipated.

Because of this we have been granted a short extension of time to rally
and get comments into the Planners.

We did attempt to arrange a large meeting place to repeat the snowed out
event of January 4, but have failed to gain use of a facility large
enough at an affordable price, so we're using this one last effort to
ask that you re-read the draft documents, and write a letter with your
feelings and comments.

  Draft Plan for The High Lakes

http://www.friendsofthehighlakes.com/draftplan/HIGH_LAKES_RECREATION_STRATEGY.doc

and

Time-line chart

http://www.friendsofthehighlakes.com/draftplan/Draft_High_Lakes_Task_List.xls


The top 6 priorities by the Steering Committee for needed changes were:

1. Reopen 616 to 614 to 611 routes ( from Grassy Lake to Plumas N.F. )

2. Reopen 519 (North Valley Trail / Bear Lake Route) from Spring Valley
to Campbell Cow Camp as two track

3. Re work and make possible increased number of campsites at Spring
Valley, Long Lake and Campbell Lakes

4. Reposition or reroute, repair what is necessary to keep west
shore of Long Lake open as part of the loop

5. Increase the limit of 12 heartbeats / 4 vehicles at some / most
camp sites.

6. Ensure all of the routes in the Soda Ridge area are kept in the
inventory for two track.

7. Work to eliminate seasonal closures, eliminate gates

Don't forget to review the draft further and point out any other
concerns you have and send them BEFORE February 22.

Get your comments, questions and changes pertaining to the draft and
"their" plan POSTMARKED BEFORE February 22 to:

David C. Erwin
District Recreation Officer
P.O. Box 767
Chester, CA 96020-0767



As we emphasized at the meeting we cannot send form letters, petitions,
or letters that all sound the same, or they will not count individually,
but as all one letter even if sharing similar ideas.

So PLEASE re-read the draft plan (link above) and write your own letter
with your own concerns. And get them POSTMARKED BEFORE FEBRUARY 22, only
13 days from now.  If you have new concerns, that you didn't mention in
your first letter, write again.