Interior Site Operating Plan 1983
RAINBOW PEACE GATHERING 1983
B. Camp and Area Layout:
The camp should be designed as much at possible to
reduce the environmental impacts to the meadows and the
surrounding area while providing a logical use pattern necessary
to facilitate the purpose of the Gathering,
1. Rainbow's Council agrees to sign access routes,
cautionary signs, etc.
2. Rainbow's will outline access routes and parking areas
that are agreed upon by the Forest Service and Rainbow Family..
3. Roads agreed upon as parking or bus village will be
kept open to allow emergency administrative vehicle access not
for law anfotcemtnt/harassment patrols. Family will provide a
parking lot crew to organize and direct the parking of vehicles
in agreed upon areas
C. Fire Requirements:
1. Forest Service will mark and approve the use of any
'green' timber. All created slash will be treated in a manner
and location agreed upon by the Forest Service and Rainbow
2. Motorized vehicles are prohibited in meadows except in
designated parking. No vehicles will be permitted beyond closure
points except in extreme emergencies as agreed to by the Forest
Service and Rainbows.
3. The signing of facilition, activities, services, and
travel routes in the gathering area will be done by the Family as
4. The Family will maintain control and direction over the
welcome Center, trail head, shuttle points and parking areas.
5. No guns to be carried into Gathering site to include
Welcome Center, trail head, shuttle points and parking areas by
Forest Service personnel or anyone else without the consensus of
6. No cameras be they motion, video or still to be carried
or used at the Gathering site to include welcome center, trail
head, shuttle points and parking areas.
7. From time to time and upon consensus of council the
district Ranger may tour the site areas with one camera (still).
D. Socio-Economic Litigations:
Rainbow Council will establish contact with local agencies,
businesses, and organizations to arrange services and supplies
1. Fire watch agrees to maintain a 24-hour basis if fire
danger warrants, as determined by Forest Service,
2. The Family will provide the following tools and
equipment at each campfire location:
1 shovel or other fire suppression tool
3. All motorized equipment (small engines) must be
equipped with approved spark arrestors and/or mufflers.
1 ax or saw
1 one gallon container of water
a. Campfires will be attended at all times.
b. Family will take immediate suppression action on any
escaped fire and report it to the Forest Service as soon as
4. Rainbows agree to provide all Family members with
prevention and emergency evacuation procedures at welcoming
1. Rainbow Council will be responsible for the pickup of
garbage and debris and work groups will dispose of all garbage.
2. To minimize impacts on the area and water resources,
toilet locations will be at least 100 feet from live water.
Ashes from the campfires and lime will he used continually in the
pits and when the pits become within 18 inches of the ground
surface of bring full, the pit will be filled and composed with
local earth material.
3. Following the gathering, the cleanup crew will pick up
all paper, trash, cigarette butts, etc., and leave the site in a
clean, neat and orderly appearance. Fire rings will be
4. After cleanup following the gathering, all turned areas
(parking areas, camping areas, trails, etc.) that will lend
themselves to revegetation will be reseeded at the rate of 3
pounds to the acre and raked, or turned to plant the seed, or
The following seed mixture will be used:
Kentucky bluegrass 3 parts
5. The Rainbow Council shall be reaponsible for the
prevention and control of soil erosion and gullying and shall
assign work groups to install whatever preventative measures
(water barr, gully plugs, etc.) were ever necessary.
Alaska clover 2 parts
Ladino clover 1 part
Red clover 1 part
Red Top clover 1 part
1. Rainbow Family will be responsible for emergency
medical service coordination through local hospital.
2. Rainbow Family agrees to work with State and County
health officials to maintain adequate on site sanitation,
3. Rainbow Family agrees to pick up any garbage or debris
and deposit it at local county sanitary landfill. Council will
work out agreement with local landfill.
4. The Family will be rerponsible for their own security
for the site and parking areas.
5. The Family will maintain a volunteer liaison council
for administrative/agreement matters between Forest Service and
6. The Family agreer to complete all rehabilitation work
and vacate the gathering site on or about July 15.
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