Thursday, April 09, 2015

Virginia's MRNRA Facing Supervisor Closure Order petition

The Forest Service intends to implement a “Supervisor Closure Order” for 200 miles of historic trails located in the East End of the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area in southwest Virgina.

The Mount Rogers Trail Advocates' Coalition has initiated a petition to :
1. Eliminate the “Supervisor Closure Order” from the Forest Service plan.
2. Preserve the current 200 miles of historic trails they intend to close in the East End of the MRNRA.

The “Supervisor Closure Order” would result in tickets and fines for citizens riding on any part of the forest not designated as an official trail. "Not only will this action restrict our personal freedoms, it will have a negative impact on the economy at all levels, on the environment, and on the health and wellness of the very citizens that make our country strong," the Coalition says.

To sign the petition, see:

No comments: