Continued from Fish Wire

TU Action Alert Modoc National Forest Feb. 4, 2009

The exceptional fish and game resources found in the Modoc National Forest are depending on sportsmen to stand up and demand that they be protected from the surplus of motorized routes that would further degrade water quality and fragment large game habitat. Take action to protect native trout populations in Modoc National Forest. Please visit our online action center today and stand up for native trout populations.
Comments are due by February 11, 2009.

The Modoc National Forest is one of the most diverse forests enjoyed by sportsmen in the West. Two native trout species, the Warner and Goose Lake redband trout, are at serious risk from unmanaged off-highway vehicle use and the proliferation of new roads in the forest. The Modoc boasts exceptional hunting for both upland birds and large game species such as Rocky Mountain Elk and California Mule Deer. Tell Forest Supervisor Stanley Sylva that we have enough roads, and that we sportsmen need more wild country, not less.

1. Visit our online action center and send a letter expressing concern to Forest Supervisor Stanley Sylva and Travel Management Interdisciplinary Team Leader Kathleen Borovac about the proposal to add an additional 336 miles of unauthorized roads to the Modoc National Forest. You can also email your own comments to and

2. Follow up with a call to the Modoc National Forest to speak with Stanley Sylva, at (530) 233-8702, or Kathleen Borovac, at (530) 233-8754. 

David Lass
Northern California Field Organizer
Trout Unlimited

Drew Irby
California Council Chair
California Trout Unlimited