Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on July 3rd, 2014 at 4:04 pm
Interesting event happening next week down near Oakridge, Oregon. Our friends from the Central Oregon Trail Alliance are teaming with Sierra Club on trail access issues around Waldo Lake. This is notable because Sierra Club and mountain bike advocates have been on opposite sides of trail issues in the past. Also, I’ve got a reporting trip planned for Oakridge in August and the Waldo Lake loop is on my itinerary.
Check out the press release below for more details on Tuesday’s event…
TUESDAY, JULY 8: Sierra Club Executive Director, Central Oregon Trail Alliance Announce New Collaborative Effort to Protect the Ancient Forests at Waldo Lake.
BEND, OR — Tuesday, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune and his family will make the first stop of their Pacific Northwest wilderness road trip at Waldo Lake. The family will join the Central Oregon Trail Alliance and the great grandson of Judge John Waldo to highlight new cooperative efforts to permanently protect additional wild spaces in the region.
WHAT: Press conference and optional hike and bike
WHO: Michael Brune, Sierra Club Executive Director; Woody Starr, Chairman, Central Oregon Trail Alliance mountain biking group; Bruce Johnson, Judge John Waldo’s great grandson
WHERE: Waldo Lake – Islet Campground, day use/boat launch area
WHEN: July 8, 9:30 AM
Come and learn about a new partnership between the Sierra Club and mountain biking groups to protect ancient forest roadless areas while ensuring continued access by non-motorized recreation groups. This new collaborative approach will move the needle towards cooperative efforts, and hopefully reduce lawsuits and conflicts, and speed up much needed protections for some of our remaining roadless areas.