MIDDLE FORK TRAIL NEEDS BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Bordering the Red Buttes Wilderness is the Middle Fork National Recreation Trail. This popular trail has recently lost many of its log bridges due to safety issues related to rotting logs. Please consider writing the Forest Service a letter - you can you this letter as a base if you like. Thanks!

Pacific Northwest Region
Forest Service
P.O. Box 3623
Portland, OR 97208-3623

Jennifer Eberlien, Acting Forest Supervisor
Kerwin Dewberry, Acting Deputy Forest Supervisor
3040 Biddle Road
Medford, Oregon 97504

Donna Mickley, District Ranger
Star Ranger Station:
6941 Upper Applegate Road
Jacksonville, Oregon 97530-9314

Dear Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest,

I am writing to request that bridges on the Middle Fork National Recreation Trail #950 be replaced as soon as possible.  This trail is very important to me and the bridges provide important access for families, equestrians, and high-water travel.

I am concerned about the growing backlog of trail maintenance in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest and hope the FS can work with the public and NGO's to efficiently and effectively maintain these important hiking trails.  In the Rogue and Illinois Valleys, obesity continues to be a major health problem and recreational activities such as hiking offer superb health benefits at a cost all citizens can afford.   Please let me know how we can help get these important trails fixed up and cleared!  Thank you for your time and efforts.

Sincerely,

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