If theres anything we can help let us know on how we can do that please thank youGood news on the 615 Pit shooting lanes improvement, that were supposed to be done in 2020...
Early spring we were awarded the grant, from the NRA Foundation for $10,000, to do the improvements. Then COVID hit and the Foundation office was vacant for the rest of the summer. They didn't get a chance to mail the check. Only a short staff were working from home. (This is the 'Foundation', not the regular NRA organization).
I finally received their check in early October, however their deadline to complete the project was set for Nov 1st! Not only that, forest access was restricted due to the recent fire, which burn the area around the pit and also burnt the forest office facility. So, I had to send the check back.
They just announced that applications are now open for the 2021 grant season and it sounded like I'd have to reapply and get approved all over again. So I called them and spoke with Ruth Ann, who decided she would roll our grant over into 2021 without having to reapply. Nice!
We are expecting the $10k check sometime in April and plan on getting it done shortly thereafter. We're short about $3 to $5,000 but ODF and Fish & Wildlife may fill that gap. We still might need to do a fundraiser to chip a thousand into it.
So we didn't loose out completely. We'll just pretend 2020 never existed!
Yes there is...If theres anything we can help let us know on how we can do that please thank you
I heard the same thing last week from the statewide recreation director. So, guess it's treu.Does anyone know if the areas around crooked finger are open since the fires last year, heard they still have the whole area closed to the public but can’t seem to confirm.
My rec forester said he'd call me back with info on reopening, or at least when we can access the 615 pit, and I haven't heard back yet. I think I'll try to call him tomorrow if I can get a break. As soon as we can get back to that pit, we're moving forward with the improvements there. So, it should be this summer!Went up there today, still closed sadly.
Off Highway Vehicles. That Crooked Finger area was mostly improved for that kind of recreation, however, target shooters are using it a lot as well. There have been some conflicts between the usage there and ODF is trying to encourage shooters to recreate further up. As soon as more of the forest opens, we are going to do a shooting improvement to a decommissioned pit up off Butte Creek Rd (as mentioned in earlier posts in this thread).Sorry whats and OHV