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legislation to remove 449,500 acres from
Montana's Wilderness Study Areas
Public lands and protections
remain a hot topic in Washington D.C. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., introduced legislation to remove 449,500
acres in Montana's Wilderness Study Areas. Daines describes the "Protect Public Use of Public Lands Act"
as an effort to follow bottom-up requests from the state legislature and local
communities."40 years of D.C. paralysis has frozen our access and use of public
lands. It’s time topublic lands in public hands.”
The WSAs included in Daines' proposed legislation are the
same areas included inRep. Kerry White (R) of Bozeman's House Joint Resolution
9 that passed 60-40 in the House and 33-17 in the Senate in 2017. HJ 9 asked
the U.S. Congress to address Montana’s seven WSAs on National Forest System
Lands. Daines has received support from theMining Association, Citizens for
Balanced Use, Big Game Forever,Snowmobile Association,State Resource
Association, the Beaverhead County Commissioners, Ravalli County Commissioners,
Judith Basin County Commissioners,Farm Bureau Federation, Montana Snowmobile
Association and The Capital Trail Vehicle Association, among others.
How can you help? Write your legislators expressing support for these initiatives!
New York State Wins 2 Key Decisions for
Snowmobiling in the Adirondacks!
An Albany judge has upheld the state’s construction of new snowmobile
trails in the Adirondacks, which had been opposed by an environmental group.
Acting state Supreme Court Justice Gerald W. Connolly issued a recent
ruling that cutting the new trails would not violate the Forever Wild clause of
the state Constitution that protects the Adirondack forest preserve from
development, including timber cutting. Cutting the trees needed for snowmobile trails does "not constitute
an improper use of the preserve which impairs the wild forest lands to an
unconstitutional extent,” Connolly wrote.
The approximately 36 miles of trails in question are known
as "community connectors” that link the towns of Newcomb, Minerva and North
Hudson. The entire system is slated for completion in 2020. Much of the trails
are complete but construction on parts of the project were halted due to the
In another contentious issue, the Adirondack Park Agency
voted to approve a compromise in the Unit Management Plan for the Boreas Ponds
Tract. The plan allows for parts to be
classified as wilderness and parts as wild forest, which allows continued
motorized use to connect communities via trail!
View of Gothic Peaks at
Boreas Ponds in the Adirondacks (Photo Credit: Phil Brown/Adirondack Explorer)
ACSA Media Center
In case you're not aware, ACSA has established a Media
Center where articles, videos, and posters can be found for a wide variety of
topics.These tools and resources for your use..at no cost..and many can be
personalized by adding the State Association or Club.is still lots of winter
left...which means there is time to get positive messages out.Many of these
messages address issues and challenges that we are dealing with, from drinking
and riding to trespassing to safe riding.there are challenges and issues that
are not addressed, please contact the ACSA office.We will do our best to
continue to add to these tools and resources. Media Center:http://snowmobilers.org/acsa-media.aspx