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Why Climbers Should Care about the Economic Stimulus Bill Your input needed!

After passing in the House, the $800 billion economic stimulus bill is heading for the Senate. This massive stimulus package hopes to put three million people to work on short-term projects that will have lasting benefits.

If passed, this bill will allocate a large amount of funding to federal land management agencies - the same agencies that manage many of our country's most treasured climbing areas. These agencies, including US Park Service, US Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management, will spend up to $3 billion of stimulus money on construction-related projects such as road maintenance. And while we don't have influence on whether this bill passes, we do have the opportunity to make suggestions on where this funding will be spent, and help these agencies prioritize projects in and around our climbing areas.

We need your input on potential projects
The Access Fund has joined forces with other members of the Outdoor Alliance to compile a list of infrastructure projects that are important to the active outdoor recreation community. We will put this list in front of the federal land management agencies during upcoming meetings in Washington, D.C. to provide guidance on how to spend this stimulus money.

We need to hear from you! This is your chance to propose a project or highlight a problem with a road, trail, river, or landscape in your back yard that needs increased financial support. Suggestions might include design of new roads, bridges, trails, remediation of abandoned mine sites, and even restoration projects. Please take the following brief survey by Friday February 6 and provide as much information about your suggested project as possible. Take the survey.

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Survey where?


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Oh, hell. Sorry. Here it is:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/...3FFe9E9eJ_2bvw_3d_3d


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Tioga Pass Road needs to be 6 lanes. Same with the Yosemite Loop. Wink


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keinangst wrote:
Tioga Pass Road needs to be 6 lanes. Same with the Yosemite Loop. Wink
Amen.


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wanderlustmd wrote:
keinangst wrote:
Tioga Pass Road needs to be 6 lanes. Same with the Yosemite Loop. Wink
Amen.
I vote we take it back to a single-lane, rutted, 4-wd trail.


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epoch wrote:
wanderlustmd wrote:
keinangst wrote:
Tioga Pass Road needs to be 6 lanes. Same with the Yosemite Loop. Wink
Amen.
I vote we take it back to a single-lane, rutted, 4-wd trail.
That's a brilliant idea. Finally something that will keep the RV's out. Until one of those clowns tries to take his rented motor home off-roading and gets it stuck, you know it would happen sooner or later. Laugh

Jason


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epoch wrote:
wanderlustmd wrote:
keinangst wrote:
Tioga Pass Road needs to be 6 lanes. Same with the Yosemite Loop. Wink
Amen.
I vote we take it back to a single-lane, rutted, 4-wd trail.

we can never go back.....
i'm thinkin- a 4-season, high speed tram from Lee Vining to T. Meadows....and maybe one from Big Pine to the top of N. Pal., like the Aguille du Midi


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Couldn't help myself...

This relates to the Economy... Sort of.Laugh
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O118ds4PFAE


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In reply to:
I vote we take it back to a single-lane, rutted, 4-wd trail.

Second.

There are plans to replace the washboarded, remote Timpanogas-area road that connects the Umpqua basin to the Willamette basin in Western Oregon. No one around here has much enthusiasm for it, so we keep backburner-ing it, but the "official" plan still remains.

Plan is to turn the old beat road into a paved RV-friendly pass.

Oppose plans like this. To the bitter end. Support a renewed investment in our foot trails!


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Finally! An opportunity to bitch about, and maybe close a whole suite of wilderness-poaching roads that have been a thorn in my side for years!


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I suggested paving middlemarch road to reduce dust, thanks J_ung for the idea.


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