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National Public Lands Day -
September/October 2015

September 2015: It was a great day to celebrate our Public Lands. We had 10 vehicles and we repaired the roads, removed trash, had donuts and coffee, had a BBQ lunch nestled in the pine trees, admired the colorful Aspens as they prepared for winter, four wheeled up to the highest vista point above the Buttermilks, crossed the streams and water holes, installed a new "Difficult" sign, laughed a lot and admired mother nature. It could not have been a better day!

We invited Perry Motors to join us this year because Toyota Motor Sales has been a corporate sponsor of NPLD for 17 years. Also by doing so, we also got free Toyota tee shirts, sunscreen and gloves. The Forest Service also threw in a free one day pass. Unfortunately our local Inyo National Forest claims that 84% of the roads they analyzed do not have any dispersed recreation value. Our club will continue to dispute that claim and will try to keep our public lands public for future generations.

October 2015: We had five club members pitch in today to help make repairs to the road that leads from the Buttermilk Loop to the Horton trailhead. They were Mike and DeEtte Johnston, Tim and Char Reed, and Jon Patzer.There were maybe a dozen volunteers, excluding Forest Service, Friends of the Inyo staff and Sierra Club staff, so we were well represented. It was another beautiful fall day in the Eastern Sierra and a lot of work got done. Mike and DeEtte had to leave early so that Mike could cook hamburgers for the Lions club at the Car Show. Tim, Char and Jon did a little four wheeling after the work party and traveled the entire Buttermilk Loop just as the Club did last week.

As a side note: This collaborative effort today was to recognize the work done in 2009 by the Collaborative Alternative Team (CAT). It was amazing that a very diverse group of people could come to a consensus, and that the Forest Service would adopted their recommendation. The Forest Service has now changed that 2009 Decision with the new draft Travel Analysis Report (TAR) this summer. On behalf of our club, as was approved by the Club to dispute the TAR, I have requested that the Forest Service no longer use the picture or reference of the CAT in regards to the Travel Management Process. The Forest Service has taken upon themselves to alter that 2009 Decision.

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