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[ft-l] Ocala Forest Problem



Dear Friend,

     The letter below ,which was received by a FTA member, is self
explanatory.  The period for public comment is short and the public
publication may be obscure.   You may wish to consider the implications of
this action on the future of the Ocala National Forest especially in light
of the present problems occurring there with motorized vehicles(ATV's).
     Please notify others who may have an interest in the forest and write
to the District Ranger and others(Secretary of Agriculture, Congressmen,
etc.).  With your personal opinions- NOT as FTA members.

Regards,
Francis Keenan
Leesburg, Fl.
fkeenan@digital.net

United States Department of Agriculture,
Forest  Service, Seminole Ranger District,  40929 State Road 19
 Umatilla, Florida 32784  (352) 669-3153


File Code:

Date: July 26, 2000

I am inviting you to comment on the following proposed action. The Seminole
Ranger District of the Ocala National Forest is proposing a Special use
Authorization for the Armadillo Motorcycle Enduro. The proposed route will
be on existing travelways and established roads with the route being 60
miles in length. The proposed event will take place on Sunday, August 27,
2000, from 9:00am - 3:00pm. A Biological Evaluation is currently being
conducted for this proposal. It is anticipated that a Decision Memo will be
prepared in accordance with Forest Service Handbook 1909.15, Section 31.2.

You can help us complete our analysis by providing comments on this
proposal. Your comments or additional information can be obtained by mailing
a request to Donna Grosz-Williams or myself at the following address:

Jim Thorsen, Seminole Ranger District, 40929 State Road 19, Umatilla, FL
32784

Comments must be postmarked or received within 30 days beginning with the
day following publication of this notice in the Daily Commercial. Your
comments need to be as specific as possible and contain the following:

1. Name, address, and telephone number;
2. Title of documment(s) on which comment is being submitted; and
3. Specific facts or comments along with supporting reasons that the person
believes the Seminole District Ranger should consider in reaching a
decision.

If you have questions regarding this proposal, please contact me at the
above address or telephone number.

Sincerely,



JIM THORSEN
JIM THORSEN
District Ranger




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