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Jan 2, 2014, 7:16 PM
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Williamson Rock public input corrected email.
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This is the correct email address to send your comments and questions regarding the possible re-opening of Williamson Rock to public recreation.

comments-pacificsouthwest-angeles@fs.fed.us

I received a postcard today from the Angeles National Forest Interdisciplinary Team Leader Jose Henriques acknowledging this correction.

If you have already responded to the ANF's recent request for public input on the Williamson rock issue, please take the time to forward your response to the corrected email address above.
It is imperative we keep the initial momentum of the ANF's recent efforts to reopen Williamson Rock to Public recreation.

We are getting support from many sides on this issue and I will keep it front page as much as possible. Current ANF Supervisor Tom Contreras is aware that the time has finally come for action.
He needs to act and lead the efforts to reopen this public land and he knows it.


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Jan 3, 2014, 11:36 AM
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The SOPA letter (proposed action) can be viewed here:

http://a123.g.akamai.net/...0_FSPLT3_1464646.pdf


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What do you think about the proposed action?


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Along with a personal note as to why I believe Williamson Rock should be re-opened to climbers, I submitted these concerns with the current SOPA letter.

Williamson Rock and the Angeles National Forest Service
Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

CONCERNS:

*Implement a long-term closure of segments of the MYLF Designated Critical Habitat (DCH) and adjacent areas that have historically provided direct human access into the DCH. This includes closure of all stream-based rock climbing routes (e.g. the “Stream Wall” and
“London Wall”), as well as the area of “user-created” braided trails and paths along scree
slopes between CA-2 and Williamson Rock.

This seems reasonable. Proof should be provided from investigating biologists of how and why they believe the frogs use these particular areas.

*Construct a “soft” physical barrier (e.g., cable barrier bolted/anchored into rock at stream banks) along the interface of the Williamson Rock staging area and Little Rock Creek.

Streams and canyons throughout the Angeles National Forest are littered with debris (cables, rebar, concrete, railing, anchors, fencing, etc.) that were once part of various construction efforts that were considered "good ideas" at the time by the Forest Service. This should be taken into consideration before construction of any further man made barriers.

*Implement a seasonal closure of the Williamson Rock climbing area from January 1 to
August 15, to minimize impacts to MYLF and/or peregrine falcons during breeding/nesting
seasons. Seasonal restrictions may be extended if monitoring feedback indicates the need.

Any necessity for seasonal closure should be explained in detail as to exactly how and why this will benefit the MYLF. Peregrine falcon nesting has been observed in the Eagles Roost buttress area for decades and climbers have always respected this and avoided the area during this time on a voluntary basis. A seasonal closure for this reason alone is unnecessary.

I believe dogs should not be allowed at Williamson Rock due to waste disposal issues.

The additional actions outlined in this proposal such as human waste management, scree slope (old trail) rehabilitation, boundaries, signage and limited use area(s) seem reasonable and should be developed in a way that will provide as much protection as possible to the endangered MYLF.

Sincerely,



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2 weeks left to add your concerns and comments !

comments-pacificsouthwest-angeles@fs.fed.us


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Last day to have your say !!!!


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