September 9, 2019

Forest Supervisor Eli Ilano
Tahoe National Forest
631 Coyote Street
Nevada City, CA 95959
By Electronic Mail

Re: Class 1 E-MTB Use on Non-Motorized Trails

Dear Supervisor Ilano,

The Wilderness Society, Gold Country Trails Council, Back Country Horsemen of America, Backcountry
Horsemen of California, along with its Mother Lode Unit, and Forest Issues Group request that the
Tahoe National Forest immediately withdraw its decision to permit Class 1 electric mountain bikes (EMTBs) on non-motorized trails and remove the approximately 132 miles of trails closed to motor vehicle use from its list of recommended Class 1 E-MTB trails.1 As explained further below, permitting E-MTB use on non-motorized trails violates long-standing travel management law and policy, as well as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The Tahoe should conduct an open public process, consistent….Read More (PDF)