I saw this thread on another forum and thought I'd pass it along for all of you to sign!
We were talking to one of the rangers in Wyoming and said how much we loved camping in some of the 'just off the road' sites and also how nice it was to stay a few days in each national forest.
We were floored when he showed us the proposed change for 2009!
All roads except one main road are to be closed and gated, no camping except at the maintained campgrounds. we asked if this was a new wilderness designationa nd he said "No, it is to be in effect NATIONWIDE!"
This will be voted on before summer 2008.
What they do plan to keep open, will all have a FEE tied to the use of camping, boating, game/fuel wood retrieval even day use areas.
I contacted the US Ag and asked about the National Forest changes, the woman, Julie , was very helpful and said there is a petition online to have this turned into a public comment period item.
It is organized by Shelley & Ken Moore of Heber/Overgaard, AZ
Loosing dry camping and boon docking on OUR public lands is too horrible to think about. please sign the petition and pass it along to everyone you know that camps...