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6A Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015 Feather River Bulletin Plan would prohibit OSV use in currently open areas from page 1A said about the rationale for them. "I have no idea whatarea prompted the most and comment sheets. the changes. He also noted the you're talking about," replied concern. "It makes us Once again, the proposed Dave Wood, acting public forest is obligated to Wood. suspicious that you take our non-motorized areas attracted services staff officer, told the safeguard bald eagles under Another asked for most favorite area," saidthe most comments. crowd that the Forest is the Bald and Golden Eagle clarification about the size of county supervisor Terry "It's a land grab!" said seeking public comment for a Protection Act. He said the the radius around bald eagle Swofford, who has been a Quincy resident Kyle Felker, draft environmental impact Forest had received nests. An agency biologistvocal critic of the Forest's gesturing at one of the maps. statement, necessitated by the comments for and against the said it depended on whether lack of coordination withDarla DeRuiter, an agency's larger travel changes, the terrain was wooded or county officials, environmental studies management plan and a The public will have one open. While the OSV users kept instructor at Feather River settlement agreement in a more opportunity to learn One man said it was up a steady stream of College, spoke about related lawsuit, about the plan, at a meeting misleading when the agencyquestions and comments, non-motorized users' desire The Forest proposes four Nov. 5 at the SierraCity claimed that 1.2 million acres conservation advocates and for quiet in a largely main changes to itscurrent Community Hall at 6 p.m. would be open to OSVs non-motorized users, who motorized landscape. "That's management of snowmobiles. No sooner had the Quincy because the lower elevations made up about a third of the a conflict," she said. The plan would prohibit OSV meeting started than Corkyof the forest don't get snow. audience, remained largely "The Forest Service might use in two currently open Lazzarino, of the Sierra Yet another asked how the silent, have a rationale for picking areas; restrict use around Access Coalition, challenged Forest would determine When Darrel Jury, these areas," said John bald eagle nests; set a its organization, pushing for a resource damage under the president of Friends of Sheehan, who sits on the minimum unpacked snow question-and-answer formatterms of the snow depth Plumas Wilderness, tried to county coordinating council, depth of lg inches for OSV use instead of the breakout provision. "Damage to the speak, he was heckled. "I'm which is supposed to facilitate to protect resources; and sessions the Forest had road base, to vegetation, concerned that there are not communication between the designate locations where planned, animals, things like that," enough areas for agency and county snowmobiles could cross the Wood's presentation was Wood responded, non-motorized recreation and government, "but they non-motorized Pacific Crest interrupted multiple times by The OSV users were most for carnivores," he said before haven't articulated it." Trail. questions and comments that upset by the off-limit areas, being interrupted. The other parties are set to "We tried not to touch the exhibited a range of concerns. The Forest proposed two such "Why can't you share," articulate theirs. Before the groomed system and to One man accused the Forestlocations: one between thesneered one man. "You have breakout session, Lazzarino provide areas desirable to of luring bald eagles intoeastern border of Bucks Lake to have your own special announced that SAC would be cross-country skiers," Wood areas so it could then close Wilderness and Silver Lakeplace." submitting its own alternative Road (what the agency calls "You wedge us apart," to the Forest's plan. Black Gulch/Clear Creek) and another accused. "You cause During the breakofit an area adjacent to the south trouble, the small group that session, Jury said FPW would border of Plumas Eureka can't get along." submit a conservation State Park (generally referred After the presentation, alternative. tO as Jamison Canyon). In the meeting moved to As part of the settlement essence, these proposed another room, where that prompted the planning closures extend the existing agency personnel staffed effort to begin with, the Forest non-motorized status of the stations devoted to each must consider an alternative wilderness and the state park. of the plan's main areas, by the plaintiffs -- Snowlands Of the two, the Jamison Each station featured mapsNetwork, Winter Wildlands [ mlfftlIlff ] ffffim Nl6ifflIni I:fftl] ANNUAL FALL DINNER NOVEMBER 12, 2015 (SECOND THURSDAY OF THE MONTH) 4 P.M. - 7 P.M. Methodist Fellowship Hall Church and JacksonStreets, Quincy (Enter from front of church) *10 Adults '5 Children 12 & under and Students with ID's Take-Out Available TURKEY DINNER L~-. with all the fixings. ' Turkey, potatoes, dressing, salads, ~!~i!] ranberry sauce, beverages & desserts. ~ Tickets available at the Church office ~iz~] ~ mid-October or at the door. 283-1740: ~ Alliance and Center for Biological Diversity. "This process is not a sprint," Lovato said. "It's a marathon." For more information, visit fs.usda.gov/plumas or David C. Wood at dcwood@fs.usda.gov or call 283-2050. ,Active Transportation Plan meetings underway Community meetings to lanes, bicycle racks, "Public outreach is develop the county's crosswalks? extremely important," first-ever Active "Every community is Graham emphasized. Transportation Plan got different," said Jim Graham, If unable to attend the underway Tuesday in who is heading up the effort public meetings, visit Quincy. The effort continues for the county, "so it's really walkandbikeplumas.org this evening in La Porte, and important to hear from folks to Fill out an online survey moves to Portola on in each area." or search for additional Thursday and Graeagle on The county received a information. Friday before concluding $110,347 grant from the Paper copies of the Saturday in Greenville andCaltrans Sustainable survey are available at Chester. Transportation Program toall area libraries, the Residents are invited to develop the Active public works department weigh in on what makes it Transportation Plan and has offices in East Quincy and challenging to walk or bike hired a consultant, Alta the courthouse lobby in in their neighborhoods, or to Planning and Design, to Quincy. work or school. What wouldcomplete it. The effort is All surveys need to be entice you to ride or walkexpected to take about two completed and returnedby more? More pathways, bike years. Nov. 30. Q, from page 1A Chloe Ryan Winston book signing, "Argentine Assignment," Epilog Books, 373 W. Main St., 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Information: 283-2665. "Awkward Plumas," fundraiser for Girl's Rite, West End Theatre, 14 Crescent St. Doors open 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Event features appetizers, no-host bar, nostalgic candy "bar," games and drawings to raise additional funds. Parental discretion Holiday Open House at Forest is advised. Stationers, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Collecting non-perishable foods Saturday: for CAN, 531 Main St. Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation hosts Big Game Banquet prime rib dinner at Sunday: fairgrounds, 5 p.m. Door prize: Savage Eastside Public House sponsoring Axis .270 with scope. Proceeds benefit spaghetti feed fundraiser for Sheila elk, other wildlife and habitat. Fitzpatrick, a single morn recently For information, call Stephanie, diagnosed with cancer. She needs a 283-0855 or visit: RMEF.org., bone marrow transplant and isn't able Feather River Chapter. to work. 4 - 7 p.m., $8 per person. Holiday Open House at Quincy Hot Spot, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Collecting non-perishable foods for CAN, 2019 E. Main St. Silent auction for prizes and 50/50 drawing. Come on out and show her your support. 1760 E. Main St. For information, visit eastsidepublichouse @yahoo.com or call 283-9805. Tuesday: California Highway Patrol hosting presentation designed to help older drivers, "Age Well, Drive Smart," 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., at Springs of Hope Christian Church Fellowship, 59 Bell Lane. Program is free, but space limited. For reservations, call 283-1100. Sierra West End Educational Theatre,, a drama-based program for teens, trains peer educators and mentors. Meets 6 -- 8 p.m., Tuesdays at the West End Theatre, 14 Crescent Street. We would like to thank everyone that loved our dad. The condolences, hugs and wonderful memorieshave been much appreciated. Thank you to everyone who came to to celebrate his life with us, the donations to the Quincy boosters as well as all of the other donations provided. We were all truly blessed to have Robert E. Lee Jr. in our lives and are better because of it. Thank you again for all of your support through this most difficult time. Fawnell, Chandra, Jason, LaNae, Javon and Ronell