FS Gorge Sustainable Trails Survey due November 7

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chrisca
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FS Gorge Sustainable Trails Survey due November 7

Post by chrisca » October 31st, 2019, 12:14 pm

The Forest Service has finally issued a survey to the hiking community that was previously circulated among "stakeholder groups." This is your chance to comment on what you want to see in the Gorge trail system, but it's under a very tight deadline. Find the PDF at https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DO ... 670289.pdf, which contains a link to an online version. I'm amazed we haven't seen much promotion of this survey by WTA, TKO, Friends of the Gorge, Mazamas, Sierra Club, PCTA, etc. who I assume all were contacted. It's sad these groups consider themselves our representatives, yet they don't consult with us on trail issues. Please be sure to add a comment to your submission on this observation.

While many of the multiple-choice questions are on the lame side, there's ample space for write-in responses where you can voice your opinions.

More background on the Sustainable Trails Co-Visioning process at https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/crgnsa/h ... EPRD636752

Thanks!

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Re: FS Gorge Sustainable Trails Survey due November 7

Post by aiwetir » October 31st, 2019, 12:46 pm

Here's a link to an online version you can fill out in your browser

https://www.getfeedback.com/r/chdPX7aI/
- Michael

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Re: FS Gorge Sustainable Trails Survey due November 7

Post by retired jerry » October 31st, 2019, 12:58 pm

I filled out online version

my comment at the end "encourage people to use the area, provide enough parking, improve trails to meet demand, don't worry that it's crowded at times"

futile I know :)

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Re: FS Gorge Sustainable Trails Survey due November 7

Post by Bosterson » October 31st, 2019, 1:14 pm

Thanks for the notice, Chris! It's amazing how many of these comment venues appear to not be advertised to the public. As you note, it is extremely disappointing if TKO and the other groups were aware of this "stakeholder group" survey and did not pass this information to their constituents. :x
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Re: FS Gorge Sustainable Trails Survey due November 7

Post by squidvicious » October 31st, 2019, 5:10 pm

Bosterson wrote:
October 31st, 2019, 1:14 pm
Thanks for the notice, Chris! It's amazing how many of these comment venues appear to not be advertised to the public.
It was put out on the CRGNSAs twitter, their facebook, and their FS website

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Re: FS Gorge Sustainable Trails Survey due November 7

Post by texasbb » October 31st, 2019, 5:11 pm

What in tarnation does "Address impacts on local, state and federal agencies" mean?

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Re: FS Gorge Sustainable Trails Survey due November 7

Post by Bosterson » October 31st, 2019, 5:57 pm

squidvicious wrote:
October 31st, 2019, 5:10 pm
It was put out on the CRGNSAs twitter, their facebook, and their FS website
When? If this has been known about for a while, I'm surprised that with all the ongoing discussion of permits etc these days, this didn't come up here earlier. (Unless this forum is vestigial and this has already been extensively discussed in social media.)
Will hike off trail for fun.

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Re: FS Gorge Sustainable Trails Survey due November 7

Post by Chip Down » October 31st, 2019, 8:42 pm

Resist.

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