[Cdt-l] CDTS and CDTC Announce Proposed Cooperative Arrangements
mail at cdtsociety.org
Thu Apr 2 17:06:23 CDT 2015
We have today announced plans for closer cooperation between the
Continental Divide Trail Society and the Continental Divide Trail
Coalition. As provided on our website and in messages to our members:
Over the past several years, we have watched the Continental Divide
Trail Coalition become an active builder, advocate, and promoter of the
Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. Increasingly, our groups have
joined forces in efforts to develop and protect the Trail -- striving
for an off-road pathway for foot and stock use.
We frequently consult on issues relating to the CDNST; and through
our membership in the Partnership for the National Trails System we find
common ground on matters of broader concern as well. We are now
proposing changes that will result in closer cooperation between our
The Society has had two primary goals -- first, providing
information concerning the location and features of the Trail and,
second, promoting the planning and development of the CDNST as what we
have characterized as "a silent trail."
We believe we can now contribute most effectively by directing our
attention to planning and management issues, primarily as related to the
national forests, but also for other public lands (BLM and Park
Service). We foresee a full schedule of forest plan revisions in the
next few years. These (and BLM projects) will require analysis and
decision on the basis of new agency regulations.
The key principles of our proposed cooperation are:
* CDTS will continue to participate actively in the review of agency
planning and management matters.
* CDTS will publish a final issue of /DIVIDEnds/ in 2015.
* Following that publication, CDTS membership will be free. Members
will automatically become members of CDTC, without charge, for the
remaining duration of their current membership terms.
* CDTS will continue to offer guidebooks and other publications for sale.
For more information, please see www.cdtsociety.org.
We invite feedback, either on cdt-l or by email to
mail at cdtsociety.org .
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