Im not sure where to post there here
Hi folks. Ive been lurking on this forum for quite some time now, mainly since I purchased my latest Jeep. I felt this would be a worthy post to kick things off.
Drummond Islands state owned property has recently been acquired by the USFWS (United States Fish & Wildlife Services). This enables the DNR to permit certain only certain activities an. This applies mainly to fiash and game management. Due to the manner in which the lands were acquired. Since these were acquired with federal funding, the DNR has little room to wiggle. Before ANYONE gets pissed off at the DNR, let's take a minute and remember that they are sportsmen and outdoorsmen just like us.
A proposal has been put forth to attempt to create funding source exchange with an area on the mainland due to historic use of jeeps. They allowed that to be done for equestrian use because they had been doing it for 30 yrs. jeeps are no different in my book.*
This is in its early stages now. I cannot imagine the impact on the economy of the small island community and neighboring Detour village. I think we, as responsible off-roaders, need to let our voices be heard and do what we can to keep these miles of natural beauty open for public use.
We need to spread the word out there and make people aware of this situation. I hope to put this out on a couple different forums before my lunch break ends. If any one has the contact info for the awesome 4x4 club on Drummond that maintains those trails, we need to get ahold of them. I'll try to get some contact info on legislative folks.
Both Senators Booher and Casperson are going to be of no help with this. They have consistently shot down much of the funding of efforts to maintain lands by the DNR for public uses in that area.
We need to stress the importance historically of the
jeep Jamboree there. And Jeeping in general.
I'll keep you posted as much as my crazy life permits.
Last edited by Gonzobongo; 08-30-2012 at 12:53 PM.