Buy Gas at Fox Peak
Gas Station in Fallon, NV!
Buy Gas At Fox Peak!
Strike #1: Letter from the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe to Nevada BLM
Director asking for two month closure and capacity limits at Sand Mountain.
#2: ACEC proposal was
submitted by Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe to BLM on April 29, 2004.
Under the Special
Management section, it reads:
Special Management of the Sand Mountain 25,452 ACEC is necessary for the
protection of traditional practices of the Great Basin spiritual leaders,
protection of surrounding cultural and historic sites, and protection and
restoration of the native species habitat within this area.
1.) One month total closure during spring for Tribal spiritual practices by
Great Basin tribal Elders and Spiritual Leaders. In addition, this will let the
mountain, plant and animal life a chance to rejuvenate and rest.
2.) A one-month closure to motorized vehicles but open to foot traffic
activities only directly following the spiritual closure. This will further
allow Sand Mountain to cleanse and heal itself through rejuvenation and rest as
well as provide a safe environment for other forms of recreation such as
photography, hiking and group visits such as field trips.
3.) Identification and designation of areas to be as open and closed to OHV
activities. This will allow for recreation at Sand Mountain as well as
habitat/sensitive species protection.
4.) Reduction of existing trails and roads throughout the recreation area.
5.) Development of a trail outside the recreation area to protect surrounding
cultural and historic sites and vegetated areas.
6.) Development of a maximum capacity number to identify the number of
visitors/camps that can be safely supported by the area resources.
7.) Designation of a memorial kiosk in the campground to prevent open lands
surrounding Sand Mountain from becoming a modern cemetery(s).
The Tribe recommends this area to be designated as an ACEC and that the
designation and management be analyzed in the Churchill County Plan.
Public Statements in the Press
Strike #4: Pushing for closure
of trail up to Inspiration Point
March 2006: The Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe is
consulting with the BLM on the trail that runs up to Inspiration Point. They
want it closed. Off-roader's have already given too much.
Looks like the Indian Tribe has won -
will close the trail.
Three strikes and they are out! Please pass the word on to
other Sand Mountain users. Fox Peak owners are not friends of off-roaders
at Sand Mountain! Do Not Buy Gas At Fox peak!
How To Contact the Fallon
8955 Mission Road
Politely let them know that you will not visit their
business until they retract their call for closure.