Keep Monument Under Forest Service Management

Dear Members of Congress & Elected Officials: We the undersigned are opposed to the National Park Service taking over management of the Giant Sequoia Monument. We object to the unnecessary regulations the Park Service would impose, as well as the entry fees & camping fees they would charge & unnecessary increased tax-costs they would incur. We are in favor of continued management of the Monument by the National Forest Service, whose efforts we find have protected the resource while encouraging family values & personal freedoms. We are in favor of continued Monument management under the Land of Many Uses Forest Service mandate. We encourage the Forest Service to continue to allow all types of responsible recreation in the Monument including: Off Road Vehicles, Mountain Bikes, Rock Climbing, Camping, Hunting & Fishing. We are in favor of Forest Service efforts to thin the overgrown forest, reducing catastrophic fire hazard, in order to protect the health of the forest & the safety of the public.

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Stewards of the Sequoia promotes responsible recreation & environmental stewardship. Our membership is diverse. We have adopted five trails on BLM & Sequoia Forest Land. To date our members have put in almost 3000 hours of volunteer time maintaining over 380 miles of trails. We are stakeholders with the Sequoia National Forest & have an MOU with them for stewardship. Our members care deeply about our public lands. We represent & encourage multiple use in all forms. Our members enjoy every type of recreation including dirt biking, 4x4, hunting, fishing, camping, boating, mountain biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, skiing, rock hounding, rafting, kayaking, windsurfing, hiking & more. Our volunteers planted over 200 native Jeffrey Pines to help speed forest recovery from the 150,000 McNally Wildfire Please join us in keeping our trails open, as well as keeping the land healthy. http://www.stewardsofthesequoia.org

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