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Oregon: Target Shooting and Motorized Access Under Review in Crooked River National Grassland

Friday, November 22, 2013

The Ochoco National Forest has received proposals from some Crooked River Ranch homeowners proposing that target shooting be prohibited in The Peninsula, a popular recreational area within the Crooked River National Grassland.  The Grassland is immediately north of the Ranch.

Also proposed is the closure of the road that provides vehicular access to The Peninsula from Crooked River Ranch.  Please see the letter addressed to the Crooked River Ranch residents from District Ranger Slater Turner.

District Ranger Turner is asking for input on these proposals by December 9th.  This is not a formal public comment period on a proposal that the Ochoco National Forest is presenting.  However, public comment on the homeowners’ proposals with respect to public safety and resource protection could prompt the Forest Service to propose closure of The Peninsula to target shooting and close off one point of access.

Comments should be mailed to sylacey@fs.fed.us with the title “CRR/The Peninsula comments.”

If you enjoy target shooting in The Peninsula or you use the access road for other recreational activity, it is important that you make your views known.

 

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