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This article claims the Governor and DOI visit "morphed into a broader discussion about freedom of the press." Seems to me the true broader discussion about the real purpose of this visit has been completely lost as the media spins their own wheels.
This article does nothing but take away from what could otherwise be a positive and constructive conversation about land health, the economy and ways to make it a win-win for both. Instead it echos that of the passive aggressive nature of 24 hour news channels that do nothing but divide us. Govn't this and govn't that... Nothing but complaints. Get off your band wagon, stop feeding your monkeys, and use the power of the pen for something constructive to benefit your community and future genertions as a whole, not just the parts that fill your pockets. We are squandering our abiltiy accomplish things at a local level with this sort of rhetoric. A lot more happened the day of the Governor and Secretary's visit, none of which made it to print.
Sled, Just as soon as post this comment, be sure to type something right after. You're going to need to have the last word. Peace.
Yeah, And I have a viable breading pair of grizzly bears, a wolf pack, and a pregnant wolverine ready for black helicopter transport to Routt National Forest... Some people over indulge in there own concoctions of Kool-Aid it seems.
This is why we should embrace people, and hopefully potential leaders like Hokie who make decisions based on sound science over reactionary opinion and political ideology.
It’s a pleasure to hear constructive comments from somebody that has the qualifications, background, education and experience to back their statements. At times, off the cuff sarcastic statements are a product of “Google researchers” born out of boredom, black helicopter conspiracy theories, and misinformation, set to push an uninformed agenda on these types of forums. Hat’s off to Hokieintheboat for starting a real, genuine conversation.
Periods of operation or timing restrictions mentioned above are important to consider if the application is approved, but the footprint created by the site, as well as all the infrastructure that goes along with it must also me considered (I.e. roads, power lines, etc.) The Eagle/South Routt greater sage-grouse population is already isolated by fragmentation and is one of the smallest intact greater sage-grouse populations in Colorado, located on the very southern end of the species range,. There have been numerous studies conducted on the effects that habitat fragmentation has on sage-grouse populations throughout the west. I understand that gravel pits are important for our roads and strategic placement of these pits can minimize costs, but when we are attempting to locate a "sacrifice" area, lets consider the full detail of what it is we are sacrificing. Once a gravel pit is constructed the likelihood of it being restored to native sagebrush-steppe habitat critical to sage-grouse and many other sage-brush obligate species is highly unlikely.
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