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We did trail maintenance in Eglin last weekend and were stopped on road
skirting Duke Field last weekend (Sept. 29).  I went to Jackson Guard to get
a new recreation pass on 10/4 and there were lots of hunters there also
getting passes.  I asked about our chapter paddle planned for Saturday on
Boiling Creek and was told that there were no problems with that.  Eglin is
open to hiking, but unofficially because all the bridges have not been
permitted and constructed.
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>    1. [AHS] Capitol Trails Broadcast, 10/01 - BART Rule & Fee Demo (Kent
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>    2. Trail closures on the thru trail (Doug McCoy)
>    3. Re: Trail closures on the thru trail (Carl Strohmenger)
>    4. Re: Trail closures on the thru trail (paulasnellgrove@juno.com)
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> From: "Kent Wimmer/NONFS/USDAFS" <kwimmer@fs.fed.us>
> Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 11:19:28 -0400
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> Subject: [ft-l] [AHS] Capitol Trails Broadcast, 10/01 - BART Rule & Fee
Demo
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> FYI - an advocacy alert from the American Hiking Society.
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> Kent
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> Kent L. Wimmer, AICP
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> ----- Forwarded by Kent Wimmer/NONFS/USDAFS on 10/03/2001 11:17 AM -----
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Capitol Trails Broadcast, 10/01 - BART Rule & Fee Demo
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>                     10/03/2001 10:43 AM
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> Capitol Trails Broadcast for AHS Alliance Members & Partners
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> HELP IMPROVE AIR QUALITY IN PARKS AND WILDERNESS
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> Speak out in support of improving air quality in national parks and
> wilderness areas. Interested individuals and organizations are invited to
> submit written comments on the Environmental Protection Agency's BART
(Best
> Available Retrofit Technology) rule by October 5, 2001.
>
> EPA recently published national park/wilderness area visibility protection
> guidelines, known as the BART rule. BART benefits these natural areas by
> helping states control haze-causing emissions from older power plants. The
> EPA held a short series of public hearings--at which American Hiking and
> Hikers for Clean Air testified--and is inviting public comments on the
BART
> Rule.
>
> Pollution from antiquated power plants and industrial facilities
> contributes
> to impaired visibility, threats to human/hiker health, and alters the
> ecosystems of the natural areas hikers and other recreationists visit and
> cherish. Visibility has deteriorated dramatically in many national parks
in
> recent decades, fine particulate pollution damages lungs and jeopardizes
> hikers' health, and acid rain is killing trees, plants, water bodies, and
> aquatic life--notably in the Northeast and Appalachian range, although
> adverse effects are evident nationwide.
>
> To read the BART rule, visit  <http://www.epa.gov/ttn/oarpg/t1pfpr.html>
or
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> summary. Let EPA know why cleaning up the air at national parks and
> wilderness areas is important to hikers.
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> Send comments to: Air and Radiation Docket Information Center (6102),
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> ...
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> COMMENT NOW ON FEE DEMO
>
> Contact the House Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health by October 5,
> 2001 to officially comment on the Fee Demo program in the Forest Service.
> On
> September 25, 2001, the Forests Subcommittee held an oversight hearing on
> permanent extension of the Forest Service's Fee Demo program-the first
such
> hearing since the program began in 1996.
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> The House-passed Interior bill includes a four-year extension of Fee Demo.
> Fee Demo has been continually extended through the appropriations process
> without the hearings and legislative oversight afforded most government
> programs. American Hiking supports a one-year extension to give the
> authorizing committees time to hold public hearings, conduct an extensive
> review of the successes and failures of the program, and examine the
future
> of fees on public lands.
>
> The agencies manage and implement Fee Demo inconsistently, resulting in
> limited inter- and intra-agency coordination, confusing fee policies, and
> multiple fees. Equity concerns persist, as the federal agencies often fail
> to correlate fees to the cost or level of service provided or type of
> recreation and impacts created. Fees may create a barrier to use for lower
> income populations. Despite the requirement that fee revenues supplement,
> not supplant, appropriations, the agencies admit to dependence on the
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> Message: 2
> From: "Doug McCoy" <dlmccoy@ntmail.okeechobee.com>
> To: <ft-l@mailman.backcountry.net>
> Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 21:47:36 -0400
> Subject: [ft-l] Trail closures on the thru trail
> Reply-To: ft-l@mailman.backcountry.net
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>
> Hey Guys,
>
>                 I am the section leader for section 4, Okeechobee to Bluff
> Hammock/Boney tract. The Avon Park Bombing range is closed due to the
> security increases from 9/11. Jim Pace, the section leader from Boney to
SR
> 60 tells me that this could be a long term thing. Check with Jim  or I for
> thru trail relo info.
>                 Talking with Joan Hobson she tells me that Camp Blanding
and
> Eglin Air Force Base are also closed. Talk to section leaders for
> alternatives.
>
>                                                     Doug McCoy
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> Message: 3
> Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2001 06:12:14 -0400
> From: Carl Strohmenger <cstrohme@hsc.usf.edu>
> Organization: HSC Shops
> To: ft-l@mailman.backcountry.net
> Subject: Re: [ft-l] Trail closures on the thru trail
> Reply-To: ft-l@mailman.backcountry.net
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> Who are the SLs for the Camp Blanding and Eglin AFB sections of the FT?
> - Carl
>
> Doug McCoy wrote:
> >
> > Hey Guys,
> >
> >                 I am the section leader for section 4, Okeechobee to
Bluff
> > Hammock/Boney tract. The Avon Park Bombing range is closed due to the
> > security increases from 9/11. Jim Pace, the section leader from Boney to
SR
> > 60 tells me that this could be a long term thing. Check with Jim  or I
for
> > thru trail relo info.
> >                 Talking with Joan Hobson she tells me that Camp Blanding
and
> > Eglin Air Force Base are also closed. Talk to section leaders for
> > alternatives.
> >
> >                                                     Doug McCoy
> > >_______________________________________________
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> Message: 4
> To: ft-l@mailman.backcountry.net
> Cc: ft-l@mailman.backcountry.net
> Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2001 06:34:05 -0400
> Subject: Re: [ft-l] Trail closures on the thru trail
> From: paulasnellgrove@juno.com
> Reply-To: ft-l@mailman.backcountry.net
>
> Carl
>
> Henry McElreath is the new Section Leader for Camp Blanding, but Alton
> Snellgrove, our Trail Coordinator, is working with the military to allow
> the through hikers across.  We have heard word that the hunters are
> really putting pressure on for them to open up for hunting season, and as
> this part of Camp Blanding doesn't house any of the military operations
> buildings we may be in luck.
>
> I've also had threads from [ft-l] that a work crew was given permission
> to enter Eglin, so there may be hope for through hikers there as well.
>
> Paula
>
> On Fri, 05 Oct 2001 06:12:14 -0400 Carl Strohmenger
> <cstrohme@hsc.usf.edu> writes:
> > Who are the SLs for the Camp Blanding and Eglin AFB sections of the
> > FT?
> > - Carl
> >
> > Doug McCoy wrote:
> > >
> > > Hey Guys,
> > >
> > >                 I am the section leader for section 4, Okeechobee
> > to Bluff
> > > Hammock/Boney tract. The Avon Park Bombing range is closed due to
> > the
> > > security increases from 9/11. Jim Pace, the section leader from
> > Boney to SR
> > > 60 tells me that this could be a long term thing. Check with Jim
> > or I for
> > > thru trail relo info.
> > >                 Talking with Joan Hobson she tells me that Camp
> > Blanding and
> > > Eglin Air Force Base are also closed. Talk to section leaders for
> > > alternatives.
> > >
> > >                                                     Doug McCoy
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