LANDSCOPE: Jarbridge Road Controversy Continues in Nevada

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Subject: LANDSCOPE: Jarbridge Road Controversy Continues in Nevada

LANDSCOPE, News and Views from American Lands - November 17, 1999

Jarbridge Road Controversy Continues in Nevada

The fate of the southernmost population of the bull trout continues to hang
in the balance after the resignation of Gloria Flora, the Supervisor of the
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, according to a release from a coalition of
conservation groups.  Local and state officials in northeastern Nevada  and
now U.S. Representatives Helen Chenoweth-Hage (R-ID) and Jim Gibbons (R-NV)
have harassed Forest Service personnel and contributed to a climate of
hostility and lawlessness in response to the agency's decision not to
reconstruct the Jarbridge Road.  The agency believes that if this road is
reconstructed it will harm the bull trout. 

. . . Gloria Flora's decision to resign as Supervisor of the
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest should be a signal to all Americans that
their public lands are threatened by the extremist agenda of a vocal
minority.  "Though we are disappointed in Gloria Flora's resignation, we
applaud her for standing up to the incivility and hostility towards her and
her staff," said Anne Martin, Nevada Organizer for American Lands.  "The
Forest Service deserves credit for refusing to manage public lands to the
jeopardy of a threatened species in deference to local officials."   Please
contact Lois Schiffer, the Assistant Attorney General, and ask her to insure
that legal action continue against Elko County for willfully violating the
law to reconstruct the Jarbridge Road.  She can be reached at 202/514-2701
and by fax at 202/16-3362.  For more information contact Anne Martin,
American Lands at mailto:annem at americanlands.org or 702/650-6542.   

Deerlodge National Forest Timber Sale Threatens Roadless and Wilderness
Areas: The "Double Sec Timber Sale and Vegetation Management" project could
log pristine habitat for wolf, bald eagle, lynx and other threatened species
in Southwest Montana, according to the Deerlodge Forest Defense Fund (DFDF).
The Forest Service draft EIS for the sale states that "1,128 acres of the
7,361-acre Upper East Fork Roadless Area are located within the project
area.  This roadless area exists as a fringe along the north boundary of the
Anaconda- Pinter Wilderness."  Please send comments by November 22 to:
Lawrence Timchak, Acting Forest Supervisor; Beaverhead/Deerlodge National
Forests; 420 Barrett Street; Dillon, MT 59725.  For more information contact
Paul Richards, DFDF406/225-4235 or mailto:paulrichrd at aol.com

Vote for Dam Removal: American Rivers asks activists to cast a vote for
Popular Science's  "Best of What's New" award for the removal of the Edwards
Dam this summer in Maine.  The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ordered
the dam removed because it was destroying fish habitat.  To help the dam
removal win the "Reader's Choice Award," go to
http://www.popsci.com/features/bown/bown99/vote.html and vote for
"Decommissioning Edwards Dam."  For more information contact Amy Souers at
American Rivers, 202/347- 7550 or mailto:asouers at amrivers.org   

Montana Wilderness Association Convention: Montana Wilderness Association
(MWA) will hold its 41stannual convention in Butte December 3-4.
"Wilderness! A Montana Treasure" will feature talks by leading Northern
Rockies activists on strategies to protect the region's diverse wild lands.
Contact MWA for information on registration and speakers at 406/443-7350 or
mailto:jgatchell at wildmontana.org


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