Thursday, January 21, 2016
So, if a Forest Service officer doesn't like your window decal...
We feel we should share a notice given to one of our members on Jan. 10th.
Our member was given notice by a US Forest Service Employee from the Umatilla National Forest, she took the time to introduce herself as a USFS employee and give her professional title, that anyone found with one of these decals in their window would be stopped by Law Enforcement and cited for displaying the decal and that the USFS was also looking for the company that printed the decals to prosecute them.
Also, ya there's an also. That the USFS was preparing to prosecute FAFA for lying and misrepresenting fact on our facebook page on the matters regarding the US Forest Service's plan to restrict motorized access in Eastern Oregon.
We are confused by the USFS using a single employee to give legal notice to our organization thru a random member during a training exercise outside normal work hours for a USFS employee.
We would ask that anyone approached with similar concerns by USFS Staff please contact FAFA at firstname.lastname@example.org or write us here so that we can make sure we account for these notifications of intent to prosecute and address the issue properly instead of individual notifications to our members.
We have submitted a letter to Washington DC today asking the Department & Agency to address the issue and the staff member that gave notice, as we are concerned this is another issue of Region 6 staff harassing and intimating members, instead of an officially sanctioned USFS notification.
Please share so all members are given notice.