Posted by: mudrunner
Posted by: gramm
Posted by: LoamtoHome
I'm pretty sure Steve J is correct that DNV already knows what they want to do.... if they have more trails, more staff, more money more work more liability. Just easier to pay a consultant to say that these trails don't meet environmental standards and shut them down and pretend they are environmental stewards of the forest. I know of at least 4 trails on Fromme that got shut from DNV.
Meanwhile dogs roam free and poo bags everywhere cuz dogs are cute.
Steve Jones was very well spoken and had some great thoughts and questions for Council.
Mtn Bikers are such a problem, dogs pooing everywhere, chasing wildlife, running through swamps and creeks no problem though, not to mention the hundreds if not thousands of missing poo bags that must be in the forest these days....
Yep...I see a lot of those poo bags, but I have noticed that they tend to be at the beginnings/ends of trails (dogs tend to take a crap sooner than later in a walk....they are not ones to hold it in). Often, they are withing a few 100m of a garbage receptacle. I cannot figure out why owners leave the bags in place expecting someone else to clean up after them. While riding recently, I found three bags near the Dempsey Connector, so I placed them on a bridge handrail for others to see (maybe they would get the idea)....they stayed there for 4 days before I finally took them out myself. The good news is that there were no new bags added. :-)
The dog walking companies used to keep on top of it because its bad for business. Now that's out with covid I'm guessing. Why the tennis courts trail head on Breamar no longer has a garbage can is a mystery.