Wednesday, April 29, 2009

USFS Legal Issues

Due to the change in administration, there are a great number of unknowns in how the USFS will chose to interact with us this year. The current party line coming out of DC is a permit will be required. There are some efforts towards arranging a conference calls with those in decision making capacity with the USFS. Other efforts are being directed to working with more local USFS people on an unsigned permit. However, I'm not sure how this will all play out. The opinions are as varied as the people who attend gatherings and I don't have the time, nor can I do justice to the various discussions going on.

That being said, if you are interested in the discussions, the best way to read them is via the AGR mailmain list. You can subscribe at
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At this point in time, numerous gatherers have asked people to contact the New Mexico Governor, Bill Richardson and voice their concerns and opinions. You can write him at Office of the Governor
490 Old Santa Fe Trail
Room 400
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Or you can submit an email via his website.

Or contact the Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish at
Toll-Free Number: 800.432.4406
Address: State Capitol, Suite 417, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87501
Or via her website.

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