by MARK MCGLOTHLIN on JUNE 17, 2016
America’s 640 million acres of national public lands—including our national forests and Bureau of Land Management lands—provide hunting and fishing opportunities to millions of Americans. They represent the uniquely American values of freedom and adventure that are the envy of the world.
And while no sportsman would say that federal management of our lands is perfect, the idea that individual states will do a better job at running them is fundamentally flawed. In fact, proponents of the public land transfer movement have drawn up some pretty fantastical scenarios about how much better off we’d be with land in state hands
I’m passing this request and link to the Lees Ferry Recreational Trout Fishery Recommendations on to all of you. You can choose to support the group as stated, or form your own comments. This is time sensitive.
Conservation VP Southwest Council
All, This needs a little attention and helping out here since I know how long and hard these guys have been at this and it's worthy. We have all in the past have had club trips or at least participation in fishing at Lee's Ferry which has had a bad time of it this past years due to the drought and experimentation with flow experimentations. I think for the most part the interest has dwindled in going there because of this. There is now a plan to bring it back like it was 10 years ago in. It's as simple as making comment as an individual or entity on the NPS website above and sending John Jordan an Email as a signatory.
Lees Ferry Glen Canyon Dam Fish Management
We are in the final phase of organizing support for the Lees Ferry fishery elements of the Long Term Experimental Management Plan EIS for the operation of Glen Canyon Dam. The LTEMP EIS will set the operation of the dam for the next twenty years and have a determinative effect on the success of the trout fishery. The support of fishing and sportsman clubs, organizations, and individual anglers is critical in achieving support for amendments to the draft EIS plan. In addition to individual letters we believe that a collective group letter is a most effective way of demonstrating broad support to the Federal agencies preparing the final EIS.
The Marble Canyon community members including business’s and guides are a most important element in influencing the content of the final LTEMP EIS. We would like to include you and/or your business/lodge on the attached comment letter related to the EIS, which will list supporting individuals and organizations. These comments are consistent with the Lees Ferry Recreational Trout Fishery Recommendations, which many of you added your names in support. The comments have also been coordinated with and are supported by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. The Recreational Fishing Representatives (myself, John Hamill, Chris Budwig, and Joe Miller) on the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group will be submitting specific changes to the draft EIS that are in line with the general recommendations in the attached letter. Please let me know by May 5 if we may include your name in the letter.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss further you may call me at (602) 840-4224.
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