Hi USFS and interested parties, it has been just a month since our club offered up some travel management solutions and to date we’ve barely heard a peep. Our solutions to TM were prompted by correspondence with Marty and after reading a few other statements along the lines of, “we are here now, talk to us”.
Perhaps my email addresses are incorrect, but if someone emails me at work I do take the time to respond. Within hours of our original email, members of the Friends of the Inyo responded favorably, and were in support of a few fixes on the forest. I appreciate their willingness to engage with us and see their attitude as proactive.
By offering workable solutions our club sought to create hope in those who feel alienated by travel management.
I realize that the USFS does more than just travel management but also interpret silence as unwillingness to move forward. Please correct me if I am wrong.
MammothMC pres 2012
PS. for the record Marty did respond when prompted by my brother a couple weeks back, the gist I got from that was “we are busy”, “we are working with other established groups”, and maybe even a comment about how the whole blow-up on sierrawave.net was inspired by the MammothMC.
Rather than a staged outcry from any of us, Benett’s blogs were merely a place to connect publicly with many others who have shown frustration with the results of travel management, nothing more.