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Old 12-11-2012, 12:33 PM   #1
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NMOHVA File LAWSUIT on Santa Fe National Forest

New Mexico Off Highway Vehicle Alliance Files Lawsuit on Santa Fe National Forest

The New Mexico Off Highway Vehicle Alliance (NMOHVA) filed a lawsuit against the Santa Fe National Forest in federal district court on December 11th. Our lawsuit contests the Forest's Travel Management decision signed by Forest Supervisor Maria T. Garcia on June 12th and upheld by the Region 3 Appeal Deciding Officer on October 2nd.

"NMOHVA filed this lawsuit on the behalf of our members but it really is for everyone who uses a vehicle in the forest," said NMOHVA President Jim Tyldesley. "Most of the public has no idea that this decision closed 70% of the existing roads and trails, reduced vehicle camping nearly 95%, and virtually eliminated hunters being able to use a vehicle to retrieve game.

NMOHVA has posted a list of Frequently Asked Questions on our website at www.nmohva.org on both the lawsuit and the Travel Managment Decision. We will keep the site updated with all of the latest news and information concerning this action.

Go to the NMOHVA webpage and DONATE to the Access Defense Fund !! This fight belongs to ALL of us.

Lawsuits are very expensive and the final resort. We have been trying to work with the Santa Fe National Forest since 2005 and they have refused to listen or to obey federal laws. The place to make a stand is here. The time to fight is now! We call on all of our members and friends to stand with us and help us fight this decision.

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Old 12-11-2012, 12:48 PM   #2
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:30 PM   #3
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:01 PM   #4
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:11 PM   #5
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:53 PM   #6
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:17 PM   #7
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Thanks to all who joined and everyone who donated. We couldn't challenge the Forest Service without the support of everyone that is involved. Please help us spread the word to your local clubs and riding groups.

There are 155 National Forests in the US. Most have had to do some form of Travel Management decision to comply with the Travel Management Rule. Of all those decisions, there has been only THREE challenged in court to date by the OHV community (our lawsuit is #3). This is about much more than the FANTASTIC single track and DS riding lost in the Santa Fe National Forest. It is about sending a clear message to the agency that we are smarter, stronger, and much more determined than we were in the past. Help us send that message!

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Old 12-11-2012, 06:35 PM   #8
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:51 PM   #9
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Link to contribute to Legal Defense Fund.

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http://nmohva.wildapricot.org/Defaul...pageId=1344243

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Old 12-12-2012, 10:10 AM   #10
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My wife reminded me...

... that we are also supporting NMOHVA via the United Way. If you participate in the Combined Federal Campaign via your employer, you can select NMOHVA's general fund and/or legal defense fund as a recipient of your payroll United Way withholding contribution.

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Giving to NMOHVA through the United Way
Did you know that you can support your company's involvement in the
community and preserve, protect, and promote New Mexico's OHV routes at the
same time? This time of year, many New Mexico companies hold annual
campaigns encouraging their staff to give to the United Way. As a United Way
donor, you can designate your gift to any 501(c)3 organization, including
NMOHVA. All you need to do is specify the New Mexico Off Highway Vehicle
Alliance and the amount on the "Select Giving" line of the pledge form provided
to you by your workplace.
The United Way will pass the full amount on to NMOHVA without taking any fees. This is a
win/win/win for you, your employer, and OHV access. Help your company be a contributor to
the community and help support NMOHVA's goal of promoting responsible OHV recreation through
education, safety training, land conservation, and access.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:17 PM   #11
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This finally got me off my rear and stop procrastinating my Rubber Chicken Ride donation.

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Old 12-12-2012, 01:50 PM   #12
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:53 PM   #13
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This is awesome guys!

I really appreciate all the hard work and unbelievable amount of time and money that you have volunteered to get this done!!
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:19 PM   #14
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shameless bump back to the top of the heap!

Any of you inmates that enjoy riding/camping in the Jemez or Pecos areas should kick in what you can to the Access Defense Fund; we could use your help!
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:44 PM   #15
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I think this is great, its good to see the OHV community pushing back. Actions like this will force BLM, USFS etc to look more objectively at their decisions to close areas in the future.

I have committed the monthly access donation from Dubinky to COHVCO through December, but for January and February I will send the monthly donation to NMOHVA. Sorry this will not be the busiest time, but hopefully it will help still.

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