October 2nd, 2009
Please make your voice heard.
If you are on the Access Fund, FoWR or ACSD mailing list(s) you will also receive an e-mail with instructions next week.
The proposal envisions reopening some areas at Williamson Rock to the public and implementing measures, such as re-routing the approach trail, to protect the endangered mountain yellow-legged frog (MYLF) and its critical habitat. While the London and Stream Walls will remain temporarily closed to allow the MYLF population to recover, we believe that the proposal is a vast improvement over the status quo – total closure.
A hard copy letter, in your own words, is preferred over e-mail.
Please mail your letter to:
Angeles National Forest
Williamson Rock ID Team
ATTN: Darrell Vance
701 N. Santa Anita Ave
Arcadia, CA 91006
As a last resort, if you are unable to drop a letter in the mail, then you can send your comments via e-mail to:
Some general writing points (put into your own words):
- You are in support of the proposed actions.
- State why climbing at Williamson is important to you, the beauty of the area etc.
- Climbers (you) respect and care for the natural areas in which we climb and are committed to access and conservation.
- Climbers are good stewards of the area.
- Climbers are willing to work with the USFS and other agencies to mitigate the problem.
- Williamson is a very valuable resource to climbers (no alternative crag like it).
- Include your contact info (include name, address and email)
Thank you all for your attention, time and effort!