SNOWMOBILE PERMIT APPEAL
We appealed the Forest Service decision to allow an outfitter/guide snowmobile
permit on the Mirror Lake Highway, Mirror Lake Campground, and Whitney Reservoir
area (see HUPC LYNX 10/00).
We appealed the decision for several reasons, the main one being that the EA
offered a very poor analysis of the problem and no alternative solutions. Specifically,
it did not include alternatives that could meet all or most of the needs established
by the Forest Service, particularly a volunteer partnership with a snowmobiling
organization without the quid pro quo of an outfitter helping to do Forest
Service work in exchange for a formal outfitter/guide permit.