Skip to comments.BLM hosts interactive social and economic public workshops for sage-grouse planning effort
Posted on 06/14/2012 4:26:34 PM PDT by george76
RENO -- As part of the Bureau of Land Managements (BLM) National Sage-Grouse Planning Strategy, the BLM and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) are holding interactive social and economic public workshops.
Interested partners will be guided on how to contribute social and economic information in the development of the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement to amend Land Use Plans throughout the Greater Sage-grouses range in Nevada and Northeast California. They will also provide an opportunity for individuals to provide information regarding the use of public lands resources, how public lands influence their quality of life and how the BLM and U.S. Forest Service can balance multiple uses on public lands while planning for conservation of sage-grouse habitat. This input will be used to develop consistent objectives and conservation measures that will be incorporated into all relevant land use plans by 2014.
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I’ve sat in on meetings of this kind, and have seen that BLM knows very well how to get the answers they want from this kind of “public hearing”.
Seriously, the federal government has no business owning millions of acres of land. The land and should be deeded back to the states, and BLM itself should be divided up and handed off to the states as well. They can make the decision if they want to have some kind of state-level BLM, or shut it down completely.
Actually, it would be better to privatize the land altogether. But thats another conversation perhaps. I’d settle for handing it off to the states.
I’m waiting for the politician with the grit to demand the elimination of BLM.
Sage Grouse may turn into the son of spotted owl .
Again, happily, the leftists seem to be listening to the people (and politicians) of this vast region, and are reluctant to list this bird. Let's hope it stays this way.
By the way, as many biologists are pointing out, it isn't man that is threatening the sage-grouse in any real meaningful way. It's an invasive plant: Cheatgrass. Bromus tectorum. Once a sage steppe is burned by natural causes (fire), this invasive grass takes over. Drive I-80 in northern Nevada. It's no longer the beautiful big sagebrush valleys and hills of the past. It's cheatgrass grassland -- and nearly monolithic.
And unuseable for Greater Sage-Grouse.
I don't know what the answer is. As one professional (and state-hired) weed eradicator told me: "Cheatgrass is here to stay."
Along with the EPA, DoE, NEA, NPR, ACoE, PP, DoI etc etc, the BLM should be defunded and gotten rid of.
Another Circular Jerky CONcensus Ping!!!
If the UN Agenda 21 eco nuts can force Sage-Grouse as an endangered species - then it will hit over 10 western states.
No ranching , sheep grazing, hunting, recreation...
It would be a Westerner's nightmare.
Keep me posted, George, on any developments from these meetings. I can't FReep as much as I'd like this time of year, but I'll check my pings when I get back.
If Sage-Grouse are listed it will be a disaster and cost billions in loss from land use.
Thanks for your post, Fly and lets pray the enviro-nazis will listen and indeed are hesitant to list the Grouse though it's hard to imagine. Maybe this will turn out to be something similar to the Dune Lizard not being listed yesterday in TX & NM. We can hope.
0 wants re-election.
The New Mexico Dune Lizard occurs in a swing state, and
The swing state has a hotly contested race for the Senate which could determine which party controls the Senate.
0 will have more flexibility after November
...or oil drilling.
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