The Access Fund has been working diligently with Idaho climbers to preserve climbing and camping access at the City of Rocks. The Access Fund cannot do it alone and needs our help. Jason Keith, Policy Director for the Access Fund, has worked with the Boise Climbers Alliance to draft a letter that you can print out and send in. Here is the information from Jason:
City of Rocks Climbers – see attached a brief comment letter that I worked up with the Boise Climbers Alliance in support of climbing and camping access at City of Rocks. We’re looking for Idaho climbers to lend their names (and businesses) in support of this letter. Feel free to print out this letter and circulate or forward on to others via email. It’s also helpful to add non-Idaho to our list (75+ names so far).
We don’t need actual signatures, just names and address. Please email those to Jason@accessfund.org before Monday June 14.
This isn’t a vote; the NPS will only consider the substantive comments within the letter. But we’re also copying the Idaho Congressional delegation who have been receptive to our concerns about the management of the City of Rocks (and other Idaho climbing issues), so the more names/Idaho addresses we can get on the letter the better.
The Preliminary Alternatives for City of Rocks General Management Plan can be found here http://parkplanning.nps.gov/documentsList.cfm?projectID=17656 (you can also draft your own letter and send it in via this link) – the comment deadline has been extended to July 1.
More background on this issue can be found here:
Again, email names and addresses (just your town, no need for specific physical addresses) to Jason@accessfund.org of those in support of this comment letter before Monday June 14 and I will compile everything and send off to City of Rocks and the Idaho delegation.
Policy Director | The Access Fund
This is a good cause and deserves your attention. Here is the letter:
Boise Climbers Alliance and Access Fund Preliminary Alternatives to the City of Rock Management Plan