Aug 11 response from Dan Falat District Superintendent

Terry,

I apologize for the delayed response, I was out of the office last week.

I am not familiar with the specific incident that you are referring to and am not sure what information was checked. I would be happy to clarify or look into that specific incident if you would like to provide me with some additional specifics.

Staff has been directed to handle the Green Valley Horse Camp in the same manner that we discussed at our meeting.

As has been the case in the past the preferred use for the Green Valley Horse Camp is for campers with horses, but it is not an exclusive use.

Reservations:

At this point we are maintaining the reservation language on Reserve America as it has been since prior to my arrival in the District and keeping the alerts that horses are required to make a reservation. There may be minor modifications to the language, as necessary in the future, but as of today it has remained unchanged. As we talked about in our meeting this is not a 100% guarantee, but it does give campers with horses a more preferred reservation status. Upon arrival all reservation will be honored.

Non-Reservations:
Campers with horses who do not have reservations will be allowed to purchase an available campsite for the night in the Green Valley Horse Camp at any time if the site is not reserved and available. Campers without horses who wish to camp in an available campsite within that loop will be able to do so after 1700 hours.

As with all campsite this will be done on a first come-first serve basis for one night at a time.

Exceptions can be made by the on-duty Ranger, Supervisor or the Superintendent for operational need, but the information outlined above will be the general operating procedure.

If you have any additional questions please feel free to email me or give me a call.

Thanks,
Dan

Dan Falat
District Superintendent
Colorado Desert District

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