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PostSubject: Pickett is almost history    Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:08 am

The guy who controls most of the Pickett ride area has started reaching out to SXS and atv groups putting the word out. STAY OFF OUR LAND.

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Subject: Pickett important info! I got this email today.   Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:33 pm
Shortly after getting this e-mail I called Curt and we had a long discussion on how the land owners are worried about some one getting hurt and the possibility of how to resolve their worries! I told Curt if he wanted to show us the property lines we would respect their wishes if they did not want us riding there but I also told him I thought the ones who he would have to worry about would not be us and they would be the ones who would most likely not respect their wishes if they decided to close the land. Curt has done spoken to the owners of SunnyBrooke parking (whom he said spoke highly of all of you by the way and I would like to thank all of you for that).

They are unsure of what will happen at this time and neither of us are sure how much it would actually affect where we ride if they decided to close the land but they have been throwing around the idea of leasing the land. I think Curt is going to register on this forum and hopefully keep us up to date so we can come up with a solution that will keep everyone safe and happy! He did say they were fixing to put a gate up at the top of the hill above the Chestnut Grove Church due to the fact that they were going to be having equipment in that area but hopefully after the equipment is removed the gate will come back down.  


Here is the e-mail ;

"My name is Curt Middaugh, and I am a field technician with Landmark Forestry LLC. which is a consulting forestry company based out of Horner, West Virginia with an office currently located in Somerset, Kentucky. I am the person in the area in charge of overseeing activities related to properties owned by Cumberland Forestlands LLC (Investment group) and managed by The Forestland Group (Timberland Investment Management Organization “TIMO”), of whom we are hired by to “manage” said properties. The Cumberland Forestlands currently have ownership of roughly 22,000 acres in Wayne County Kentucky, that was previously owned by a local sawmill until it was purchased from them within the last 2 years. The properties are managed for timber production and maintained as forestlands, however all of the properties are up for hunting leases/ pasture leases through The Forestland Group.



I am contacting you because one of our tracts of land in Wayne County contains 3,500 acres of property located east of State Highway 200 that borders the TN state line and reaches north to the area of Chestnut Grove Church and the Sunnybrook parking area. The property has many trails/roads that run through the property and were at one point maintained by a previous ownership. The trails have since degraded in quality over the years from no maintenance and from heavy use due to recreational riders in the area who use the trails on the weekend. The problem comes with the fact that The Forestland Group does not permit of ATV use on the property unless by Landmark Forestry employees or by a group/groups leasing the property for hunting/pasture uses. I am new to the area, as I just began fulltime employment with Landmark Forestry upon completing my Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, and am trying to get a handle on the activities that are taking place on the properties I now oversee. Upon speaking with the landowner at the Sunnybrook parking area, I was informed of your riding club and figured this may be the best place to start with trying to learn of the ATV use on our tract whether accidentally or purposefully by clubs or local users. We would like to try to better control trespassing on the property, and have signs posted on the property, but still have many issues with people trespassing on many of the properties due to the sheer size of the properties and the fact they are areas the locals have always used and are now under a different ownership than before.



I am hoping you can be of some help and assistance to me in getting a handle on things, and like I said before I am just trying to find a starting point and go from there. Thank you for your time."

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PostSubject: Re: Pickett is almost history    Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:21 am

I hope it stays open..One of the best places to ride imho..
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PostSubject: Re: Pickett is almost history    Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:20 pm

nothing will change unless they take it to the level of getting law enforcement involved and somebody goes to jail and gets there shit impounded then only those willing to risk arrest and the guys who didnt know will be riding there.

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