I do not know SmokiesBackpacker, I do think Sally Jewel is well qualified for the job, she is also an avid mountaineer, very fit, quite experienced. Is she committed to the serious threats our parks face, we will see, perhaps I am wrong but I think that is your point and I think it is a valid question.
I don't know. Jewell is the prototypical DOI head. She was head of large outdoor retailer and NPS concessionare REI, then she had ties with the oil industry prior to that. She would never stand up to Jarvis which suits his needs perfectly. She is your usual NPS crony.
Jul 4th - 00:01am |
Jewell will never win against the old timer heathens on AKs game board shes thhe worst Obamer apptee for that job shes weak with no heart
I remember the days when I thought that any public sentiment would influence Jarvis and his band of kings to change policy.
Jul 2nd - 09:13am |
VIP- also sign and share this: petition:http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/550/700/285/
Jul 2nd - 07:08am |
Let the wolves Live!
Jul 1st - 22:18pm |
THEY HAVE MORE RIGHT ON THIS PLANET THAN WE DO SO WHO GIVES ANYONE THE RIGHT TO KILL THEM
Jul 1st - 22:18pm |
Please put a stop to the killing of Denali wolves! Top predators are a sign of a healthy ecosystem. They are a precious commodity and part of our heritage. To exterminate them is to harm ourselves and leave a legacy of disgrace for our children.
Jul 1st - 21:40pm |
Don't kill them. It's easy to shut.....but it's hard to take care of our wild life . Don't kill the wolves. Please.
Jul 1st - 19:20pm |
I'm boycotting Alaska until the state starts prosecuting the poachers and hunters killing the Denali wolves. Alaska needs to become enlightened and stop allowing hunts of keystone species like the wolves, this is the 21st century, stop behaving like barbarians.
Jul 1st - 19:03pm |
They are animals and do not understand boundaries . We need to stop killing them.. They are going extinct as it is.
Jul 1st - 17:58pm |
Please stop the killing of our Denali wolves!
Jul 1st - 17:46pm |
Gerardo Lobo Go...
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is being urged by more than 100,000 petitioners to intervene to halt the killings of wolves that wander out of Denali National Park in Alaska.
Jul 1st - 17:40pm |
These killings need to stop. First the animals have a right to live. Second, they are suppose to be protected within the park, Third, this killing is not only murder, but is stealing treasures from the citizens of the U.S.A. The park is a preserve, the idea is to keep it safe, natural. But these killings are showing it is not safe, and those doing the killing are making it an unnatural place.
Jul 1st - 17:13pm |
please STOP killing the Denali wolves.
Jul 1st - 17:10pm |
Save man's best wild friend. Stand up for all those who can not stand for themselves. Speak for those who can not speak for themselves. Show the rest of mankind how its done. Thank you.
And another great feature of the Vapur anti-Bottle, is that is FLAT which means when visitors drop them at viewpoints as they're fiddling with their cameras, the bottle DOESN'T ROLL into the canyon! Look below any viewpoint and count the number of round bottles that have rolled into Bryce Canyon. Vapur anti-bottles won't do that! They're great.
A brief look at the application for this operation suggests the term "pork factory" would be more appropriate that "farm." If these large-scale operations are to be allowed, surely there must be sites somewhere in the county where water quality concerns from runoff would been of less concern that this one. A similar issue exists in the watershed for the Buffalo National River.
Jul 3rd - 08:35am |
The vocabulary of calling this multi-thousand pig factory a "farm" needs to be changed.
Nor is this huge corporation, with dozens of LLCs a "family farm". The owners are multi-millionaires only concerned with greed and profits. They need to stay in Iowa, which they've ruined for themselves already.
Here is a link to a book that sheds light on modern commercial pig farms. Before deciding which side to support in this issue (and the one in Missouri that has received attention here) it might be well to read this book.
Megaera, yes beginning late October and running usually until middle of April, depending on the weather. These draught years have lengthened the season, especially this year. Many people trying to get to the mountains to flee the extreme heat, particularly in the San Joaquin Valley. Lake Tahoe has been jammed also.
Thank you for recommending that book, Ron. I'll head for the library as soon as it opens today to see if it's there or if I can get it via interlibrary loan.
Jul 1st - 18:22pm |
Jim, Kowalsky, I am with you on this one. Mr. Bane needs to go to a citizens group in my own humble opinion. Environmental groups have contact with high administration officials, in this case the NPS appears to be locked in at the management level. Thanks again for Ray speaking out.
Jul 1st - 17:44pm |
Ray Bane, seasoned warrior of earlier ongoing Alaska conservation fights reemerges and needs support for this katmai debacle. NPS essentially told him to go away and not bother them. its disheartening to support the NPS in Alaska while
Excellent article. I spent many years exploring the central Brooks Range, both before and after it was included in the Gates of the Arctic Nat. Park & Preserve. It is truly a magic place filled with hidden secrets and pleasures waiting to be discovered.
re: "rattlers asserting their turf do have a way of putting a chill in your plans." They do indeed! The good news is these guys were paying attention to their surroundings and noticed the snake. If they had stepped on it or very near it, the snake would likely have been a lot less docile.
It appears from the GRCA website that you have to pay $15 per person to take the shuttle, but only $30 per vehicle to drive into the park, so families/groups of 3 or more adults save money by driving in and using parking lots within the park. I'd rather see the price incentive turned around, or at least a $30 "group pass" for a vehicle of folks parking at Tusayan.
Utah's state parks, national forests and forest campgrounds, national parks, and other public and private recreation areas throughout the state are experiencing record visitation, too. Low gas prices? An indicator that the country might actually be recovering from the Bush Recession? Maybe people heeding the First Lady's urgings to get out and move?
I have visited several National Parks including Yellowstone, Martin Luther King, and Mt. Rushmore. I always enjoy my visits. Every time I visit the MLK Memorial my heart rejoices and is also saddened. It is breathtaking.
Thanks for the good work that you are doing.
This is quite simple, in my book. The flag represents traitors that were an enemy to the United States. At public buildings that are part of the 50 states, this treasonous flag has no right to be flown. We don't fly nazi flags or the flag of the royal queen (other previous enemies of the US) on state or capital grounds either..
The Trail takes you through some of the most beautiful areas of our country, from St. Louis, MO, along the magnificent Columbia Rover, to the Trail terminus at Seaside Heights, Oregon. Bring the journals of Captains Lewis and Clark with you so that you can enjoy their words as you travel.