Our name says it all.
We are about Public Entry and Access for everyone
... off highway users, bicyclists, hikers, picnickers, and anyone else who enjoys
outdoor activities on public lands.
Tuesday, September 6 @ 6 pm Hey! How 'bout a Picnic!
Special Picnic Meeting in September at the pavillon southeast of the Courthouse in Monticello! Hot Dogs and Hamburgers will be provided. The meeting will be held after the Picnic!
Well, we had an excellent picnic with really good hamburgers and special hot dogs. The deserts were way to hard to pass up. Of course good camaraderie goes without saying. During the meeting we made a new contact with the state, which promise to very helpful. We will be having a fun ride on Oct 15 the particulars of which will be decided at the October meeting.
The Manti-La Sal National Forest is having several open houses to hear input about Forest conditions in the Manti-La Sal Forest. These are some of the forest areas near Monticello and Moab and others more centrally located near Price. You can download and/or print a pdf brochure and survey here
The dates times and places of the local meeting are;
Moab Tuesday September 13th 5:00 to 7:00PM at Grand Center, 182N 500W
Monticello Wednesday September 14th from 5:00 to 7:00PM at the Canyon Country Discovery Center
Blanding Thursday September 15th 5:00 to 7:00PM at Public Library
More Meetings are listed on the survey mentioned above. Please, do not assume the current situation in the forests will continue. We know from past forest service meetings that changes are coming. You can bet the anti's will be in attendance and they are the ones the forest service would most like to listen too, so put on your good duds and your best manners and a resolute demeanor and plan on attending at least one meeting.
SPEAR starts Legal Action fund
Try as we might, our successes in keeping our public lands PUBLIC have been few. We find that peaceful protests, meetings, rallies, and just logic/reasoning are not working very well. We want everything we do to always be LEGAL. Therefore we are beginning a new approach using the legal system. We have started a Legal Action Fund which will be yet another tool available to us. You can help keep this tool sharp & effective!! Your contributions will help us preserve our heritage and way of life for our posterity. Click here to contribute.
T-Shirts, T-Shirts, Get your T-Shirts here
SPEAR has a limited supply of quality T-Shirts. These T-Shirts feature our logo on the front and back, come in long and short sleeves and several colors. Now you can have one too. Click here to order.
Grant from Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
SPEAR recently received a very much appreciated grant in the amount of $5,800
from Yamaha. The GRANT program (Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our
Nation's Trails) is part of Yamaha's OHV Access Initiative which promotes safe,
responsible riding and sustainable, open riding areas. We are using the
GRANT proceeds to purchase an ATV trailer, an impact hammer and trail signing
materials. For pictures and more information, please
For pictures and information regarding recent trail maintenance projects,
please click here.
For the latest SPEAR newsletter, please
Feelings regarding ATV riding from Iris Johnson
A heartfelt recollection of
old friends and ATVs by Joe F. Lyman.
Opportunities to Comment
To find out more about the following BLM projects or to offer comments, see
the instructions below about the environmental notification bulletin board (ENBB).
We encourage all SPEAR members to comment on projects of interest.
Environmental Notification Bulletin Board
The BLM's environmental notification bulletin board (ENBB) lists current BLM
projects. To view the bulletin board,
click here. To
view local projects on the bulletin board, do the following:
1) Click on the Advance Search tab near the top of the page.
2) Select a field office from the pull-down list of offices. This would
typically be Monticello or Moab.
3) Click on "Search Record" to get a list of all the current projects in the
selected field office.
4) To get more information about a specific project, click the magnifying glass
to the left of the projects NEPA number.
5) On the project details page there will be a brief description of the project,
contact information and additional information such as maps and documents.
Near the bottom of the page there may be an "Add a Comment Here" link. If
you make a comment, be sure and include the appropriate wording in the subject