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picker
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June 10, 2013

 

 posted by a friend at coarse gold prospectors website...

Alert! Urgent and Serious Forest Problems

 

A Town Hall Meeting with Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims sponsored by Defend Rural AmericaTM to be held on June 19, 2013 at 6:00pm.

The event provides members of the community opportunity to discuss the following urgent and serious forest problems.

 

1. Remember the Spotted Owl fiasco under the Endangered Species Act? Loggers lost their jobs and timber mills were closed devastating the mountain communities. Now the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is planning to seal off 2 million acres of forests in California to protect a frog and a toad. Fourteen counties, including Fresno, and 9 forests, including Sierra and Sequoia National Forests, are targeted. Deadlines for stopping this are looming.

 

2. The dry, hazardous conditions in our forests is another serious issue. The current drought and lack of proper management have left our forests a tinderbox.

 

3. Water, Water, Water! The loss of over 1 million acre feet of water is another issue. According to Steve Brink, Vice President of the California Forestry Association,

 

“The Forest Service manages slightly over 50% of the productive forest land in California. About 70% of these lands are overly dense with vegetation averaging 266 trees/acre on a landscape that can only sustain about 40-100 trees/acre. The Forest Service forest health and small tree and brush removal projects only offset 7% of the annual growth.

“”This overly dense vegetation is soaking up 9-16% more water than if it was thinned and maintained in a resilient condition. This amounts to over 1 million acre feet of additional water that could be in our reservoirs instead of being transpired through the excess vegetation into the atmosphere.

“Further, the Sierra Nevada Mountains are a fire-adapted ecology. The overly dense vegetative condition is leading to an increase in the number, size and intensity of wildfires. At the current pace of wildfires, all of the forest lands in California’s national forests will burn over the next 35 years.”

Sheriff Margaret Mims would like to hear from members of the community regarding these problems along with Access to Public Lands, Public Safety, Road Closures, Fire Prevention, Grazing, and Jobs.

Please see the attached Event Flier for added information.

Feel free to share it with your contacts.

We would appreciate you promoting the event in any way you think beneficial.###

 

Event Details:

Attendance is FREE.

Date: June 19, 2013

Time: Doors open at 5:30P.

The Town Hall starts at 6:00P.

Location: Foothill Elementary

Multipurpose Room

29147 Auberry Road, Prather 93651

 

For more information:

•Kay Errotabere, 559-970-6777, [email protected]

•Carole Funkner,

•Madeline Wise

Also check out: www.DefendRuralAmerica.com

June 14, 2013 at 5:47 PM Flag Quote & Reply

DaleMyer
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Anybody going? Wednesday afternoon roadtrip to Fresno!

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Dale "Bear" Myer
Communications Director and Website Admin
God Bless the late 155 Outhouse!

June 17, 2013 at 2:53 PM Flag Quote & Reply

picker
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Posts: 26

300-400 people came.

fresno county sheriff will do best to support us.

what is going on?

well

the plan is to CLOSE down 2 million acres of california forest.

ya CLOSE.....

NO MINING

NO HOARSE BACK RIDING

NO MOUNTAIN BIKES

NO ATV'S

HUNTING

FISHING

DO YOU NOW GET THE PICTURE?

YOU SAT ON YOUR BUTT FOR TO LONG

AND NOW YOU HAVE LOST.

FROM FRESNO TO JAMES TOWN

MOST ALL OF THE FOREST IN MARIPOSA COUNTY WILL BE CLOSED WHETHER YOU HAVE A CLAIM OR NOT !!!

WILL YOU GET OFF YOUR BUT NOW?

YA AS YOU CAN TELL I AM A BIT UPSET

PLEASEGO TO THIS WEBSITE AND FILL OUT THE

RESPONSE LETTER AND THEN EMAIL IT IN....

PLEASE.........

June 20, 2013 at 2:19 PM Flag Quote & Reply

picker
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Posts: 26

PLEASE POST THIS ON ANY AND ALL WEBSITES YOU KNOW OF AS WE NEED TO GET THE WORD OUT FAST....

DRA Home page

Go Straight to the DRA Action Plan

June 20, 2013 at 2:22 PM Flag Quote & Reply

DaleMyer
Administrator
Posts: 386

Thanks for the heartfelt update. I added the links to the post above. Many know I have been fighting for ocean fishing rights as the fish higgers were trying to close down the ocean. Anglers, divers, kayakers, ab divers etc. were busy fighting amongst themselves while the enviro's snuck in and got the Marine Life Protection Act passed before we knew what hit us. Ten years of public workshops to meetings to court battles. Some state ocean waters are now closed forever. But closing 2.2 million arces of or public lands is outragous.

Take a few minutes and write a letter. Please. I want to be prospecting in the coming years, not going to court.

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Dale "Bear" Myer
Communications Director and Website Admin
God Bless the late 155 Outhouse!

June 20, 2013 at 3:27 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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