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    San Tan Park Enviro Assessment

    In the event you're interested....

    The Environmental Assessment (EA) for the San Tan Mountains Regional Park
    > Master Plan is now available for public review and may be viewed on the
    > project website, www.santanpark.net. Written comments or requests for a
    > hard copy of the EA should be directed to the BLM at the address noted
    > below. General questions regarding the project should be directed to Ms.
    > Lyndy Long, Public Involvement Specialist with EPG, Inc., at (602)
    > 383-2594 or via email at llong@epgaz.com.
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    > Send comments to:
    > Mr. Rich Hanson
    > Bureau of Land Management - Phoenix Field Office
    > 21605 N. 7th Ave.
    > Phoenix, AZ 85027
    > (623) 580-5500, rich_hanson@blm.gov
    This is just need to know information: Am i supposed to enjoy the irony or pity the sincerity?

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    ?? Where are the San Tans?

    At the risk of sounding like a total idiot, exactly where are the San Tan mountains? The website link had a map with streets I do not recognize. Since the project is a Maricopa County park, it has to be around here somewhere.

    Based on my knowledge of the geography (or lack thereof) of the Phoenix area, you would never guess I'm a native. I was raised in Paradise Valley and I didn't venture out too much, so anything in the far South or West valley is foreign to me. Hell, I just found out that there is a town named Higley

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    Go South young man

    ...South East that is....
    Last edited by crash test dummy; 02-25-2004 at 10:18 AM. Reason: apparently I don't know where the san tans are
    This is just need to know information: Am i supposed to enjoy the irony or pity the sincerity?

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    South of Mesa / Chandler / Gilbert area
    Typical of a PV native not to know where anything is if it's outside of PV-Snobsdale.

    I shouldn't be so obnoxious,anyways the San Tan's are in the Southern part of Eastern Maricopa county, most of the mountain range is actually in Pinal county but access is from Maricopa county, the park is supposed to be a joint venture between the two county's and the BLM, now the town of Queen Creek is getting involved and politicians are slowing the process way down. Over 5 years ago the company that I worked for had a contract to start closing off the park, 5 year and a new company later I'm am still involved with finishing the project, none of the other work has begun, most of it has been tabled until funds are allocated, the problem is everyone wants a park but no one wants to pay for it.
    I should be doing something more productive with my time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgangi
    At the risk of sounding like a total idiot, exactly where are the San Tan mountains? The website link had a map with streets I do not recognize. Since the project is a Maricopa County park, it has to be around here somewhere.
    Way deep southeast. It's actually a joint Maricopa-Pinal County deal. Bust out a map, find Chandler, go south 20 miles.

    Decent little park, lots of sand, but also lots of opportunities for nice multi-use trails. There's also an opportunity to totally drop the ball w/r/t mountain biking, since the equestrians have a long history in the park and a LOT of members on the citizen's advisory committee.

    If you have the time, I strongly recommend mountain bikers get involved in the San Tans.

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    What is the story on the Boy Scouts of America?...

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul B
    Way deep southeast. It's actually a joint Maricopa-Pinal County deal. Bust out a map, find Chandler, go south 20 miles.

    Decent little park, lots of sand, but also lots of opportunities for nice multi-use trails. There's also an opportunity to totally drop the ball w/r/t mountain biking, since the equestrians have a long history in the park and a LOT of members on the citizen's advisory committee.

    If you have the time, I strongly recommend mountain bikers get involved in the San Tans.

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    Paul, I was talking to a friend from Avondale today and he said something about a conflict over use of the proposed park that had to do with the Boy Scouts. He said that the Scouts and mountain biking were apparently not destined to coexist in the new park if the Scouts had their way. Does anybody know some facts on this issue?

    John W.
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    Quote Originally Posted by papajohn
    Paul, I was talking to a friend from Avondale today and he said something about a conflict over use of the proposed park that had to do with the Boy Scouts. He said that the Scouts and mountain biking were apparently not destined to coexist in the new park if the Scouts had their way. Does anybody know some facts on this issue?

    John W.
    I've heard the same thing. Seem to remember someone telling me that the Scouts had some pre-existing use out there that they feel trumps anyone else's use. Based on the fact that the public participation went on for MONTHS and the Scouts had plenty of time to inform someone, at some point, that there might be a conflict, I'd be surprised if they just threw all that input out.

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    Hey, I'm from PV and I've been to the San Tans!

    I went 4 wheeling in the San Tan's a few times back in 1973-1974. Wow, that's 30 years ago! Haven't been back since. There were some serious hill climbs down there.

    The Boy Scouts are angling hard for a big chunk of the San Tan park to be given to them EXCLUSIVELY. What pigs.

    Everyone on this forum should download the EIS and submit comments in favor of MTB access, trails, and a race course.

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