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Tagged With: recreation

Fort Ord designation a monumental deal

From the San Jose Mercury News: Backers of the movement to designate a huge swath of the former Fort Ord as a national monument got a 14,000-acre surprise Friday: a resounding yes from the White House. The announcement came just three days after area officials made their latest rounds in Washington to tout the former … Continue reading »

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Preserving our heritage by protecting Fort Ord

The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) posted a guest blog from Gary Courtright with Monterey Off-Road Cycling Association, a chapter of IMBA. Gary recently was in Washington, DC for the White House Conference on Conservation. As an avid mountain biker, I have had the chance to ride most, if not all, of the 86-miles of trails … Continue reading »

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Outdoor Enthusiasts Want to Preserve Open Space

During January’s town hall meeting with Secretary Salazar, there was a tremendous show of support from outdoor enthusiasts who want to preserve open space in Monterey County by making the Fort Ord Public Lands, managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), a national monument. During the meeting, Steve Shimek, Executive Director for The Otter Project Inc., and the Program … Continue reading »

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Support and reaction from Keep Fort Ord Wild

Check out the comments and clips from the town hall meeting with Secretary Salazar that local community coalition, Keep Fort Ord Wild, posted on their blog.  Keep Fort Ord Wild is dedicated to the preservation of trails, recreation, wildlife and habitat on Fort Ord. Read their post.

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