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Thursday, March 20, 2008

A Spring Season Without Wilderness Trails?

Within the next several weeks Forest officials will make decisions about which parts of the wildernesses burned by the Zaca Fire will reopen for use. Read story.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Trails Council Honors Kalon Kelley

As is often the case, many of those who have the most impact in our community are those who you hear little about. Kalon is one of those: dedicated to caring for our local trails and opening new ones for the public, he does it in a quiet and effective way. This Monday the Trails Council will present its Environmental Award to Kalon for these efforts. Read story.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Trail Organization Slammed For Supporting Multi-Use

Ray takes on Montecito Journal writer Lynn Kirst who slams local trail organization for supporting multi-use on the trails. Trail cooperation and tolerance take another leap backwards, worthy organization's image is tarnished, all because of one person's antipathy towards mountain bikes. Read story.

Friday, February 15, 2008

The Ideal Trail Partner

Chairman Steve Forsell pondered what might have been the most important question asked yet. "Is there a group out there the three agencies can partner with?" he asked. Read story.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Forest Closure to be Reduced

Though it will be good news to those who want to get back out into Los Padres Forest, many will be disappointed at how little access will be allowed. What has been a summer-long closure of most of the Santa Barbara backcountry may extend thoughout the winter. Read story.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Task Force Blues

One might have thought from the agenda that the Task Force was closing in on some sort of proposal the commissioners could take back to their respective agencies. This is definitely not the case: there will most likely be lots more of what are becoming mind-numbing meetings before any recommendations will be on the table. Read story.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Trail Standards Needed

You'd think after six months of working on the front country trails, the public agencies would have a pretty good idea of the current trail conditions on each of the front country trails, have objective standards in place for measuring use, and a clear idea of who uses the trails and how often. Not so. Read story.

Friday, June 15, 2007
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