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Re-Posting Yet Another Tidbit…

Posted by Texas Mustang Project on April 30, 2010


Grazing Will Remain a Controversy on Carrizo Monument Under the New Plan

1 week ago ago by carrisa.  Spam? Tags: Marlene Braun, Carrizo Plain National Monument, Environment, News, The CPNM News, grazing, BLM, Ranching, Conservation, Bureau of Land Management, Oil and Gas, The Nature Conservancy, California

SLO Tribune: Finally, A Plan for the Carrizo
The plains monument has its first management guidelines, which will direct it for 20 years
By David Sneed
| dsneed@thetribunenews.com

Nearly a decade after it was created, the Carrizo Plain National Monument has its first resource management plan.
The plan uses
grazing as a management tool for helping rare plants and animals and provides additional protections for those parts of the monument that have wilderness qualities. The plan will determine how the monument is managed for the next 20 years.
Jim Abbott, the Bureau of Land Management’s state director, formally approved the plan Saturday at a celebration at the monument, which attracted more than 400 people. Many were drawn by one of the most spectacular wildflower displays seen at the monument in years. (read more…)

Note: The Sierra Club together with the Center for Biological Diversity, Los Padres ForestWatch and Western Watersheds Project all lodged protests about the proposed RMP see http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/mediali…
Cal and Letty French, (tel 239-7338 Prefer e-mail
lettyfrench@ gmail.com) from the Sierra club are also leading the next weekend on the CPNM.
John Weatherman, April 22, 2010 at 3:40 p.m.

Now again, I may be right, but I may be wrong… But it just seems to lit’ ole me that if there are 250,000 acres of land that they can’t figure out what to do with, and they’ve all of these other animals who need grazing areas, why not put two and two together?

T.

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7 Responses to “Re-Posting Yet Another Tidbit…”

  1. LOUIE COCROFT said

    SO, SIERRA CLUB? WHERE WERE THEY WHEN THE HORSES NEEDED HELP?

    • Their’s is a position too hard to try to describe in this forum. I’ve tried before but it just doesn’t come out right. I suggest going to their websites or speaking with one of their members directly. They mean well, really, it’s just hard to understand sometimes.
      T.

  2. LOUIE COCROFT said

    THIS IS FROM THE CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY–THIS COULD BE A GROUP THAT IS FOR REAL. I THINK THE WATER HAS A LOT TO DO WITH THESE ROUND-UPS.

    130 Protests Filed Against Harmful Nevada Water Pumping
    In defense of wildlands, species, and rural-dwelling people, this month the Center for Biological Diversity submitted 130 protests of water-rights applications for pumping groundwater from some of eastern Nevada’s rare spring and riparian areas. The pumping would affect lifestyles and livelihoods in local communities and harm some of the state’s most imperiled species, including the Bonneville cutthroat trout; the Moapa dace; the southwestern willow flycatcher; and many species of rare bats, plants, and springsnails. Nevada water agencies filed the water-rights applications more than a decade ago, and the state refused to give concerned citizens access to the hearings on approving those applications. Recently, the Nevada Supreme Court found the state had denied citizens due process and threw out the old applications, forcing the agencies to re-file them and opening the door to citizen protest.
    “The biggest threat to the diversity and abundance of Nevada wildlife species is the export of nonrenewable ancient groundwater to fuel the unsustainable growth of far-away cities such as Las Vegas,” said the Center’s Rob Mrowka, who filed our 130 protests. “But unfortunately, Nevada’s water agencies are still seeking to claim water from parts of the state that simply cannot support such water-intensive uses.”

  3. LOUIE COCROFT said

    DOES ANYONE KNOW THEIR STAND ON THE HORSES?

    • Not even gonna touch that one LOL… Best advice is to ask them directly. It’s just because I don’t want to speak on their behalf when I don’t know the “full story”.
      T.

  4. LOUIE COCROFT said

    SIERRA CLUB IS LOOKED UPON BY MANY OF THE RANCHERS AND FARMERS THAT I KNOW IN ALMOST THE SAME WAY THAT WILD HORSE AND BURRO ADVOCACTES LOOK UPON THE BLM. IT IS HARD TO UNDERSTAND WHERE THEY ARE COMING FROM. PERHAPS THEY HAVE GROWN SO LARGE THAT THERE ARE DIFFERENT FACTIONS WITHIN THEIR OWN RANKS.

    • I’ve often wondered that myself. Diversity is a great thing… It makes the world go ’round. But too much diversity within one organization can lead to too much animosity.
      T.

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