the "Public" Back In "Public Trust"
"I don't care what party you're in,
this things volatile!"
~ Sen. Bradley Hamlett
is hosting a celebration of Public Trust fundraiser dinner and
mixed media art sale/auction on Sept. 5, 6-9 PM in Bozeman.
The dinner will be a breaking of bread -
honoring habitat, wildlife, the gifts of the land - conservation
hunters and non-consumptive conservationists alike. There will
be wild game and vegetarian/vegan dishes (I am an excellent organic/ethnic/gourmet
cook). So please save the date on your calendars, details and
menu coming soon. If you are an artist that would like to contribute
a piece to the fundraiser, please contact me, we would love to
showcase your work (graphic, sculptor, ceramics, jewelry, literary,
etc.). A night to celebrate and enjoy our Public Trust.
For those new to EMWH Newsletter, we
have an Archive link on the right side, addressing Public Trust
issues in Montana. I am slowly getting more of the older updates
Republican Party - Resolution Supporting Granting Federally Managed
Public Lands To The States
At the 2014 Montana Republican Platform Convention this last week,
the GOP unanimously passed a resolution in favor of shifting public
land management away from Washington DC control.
Amongst the many other "Whereas" in the Resolution,
the bottom of page 4 lists the Coalition of Montana Chambers as
passing policies supporting Transfer of Public Lands.
cleaner state restrooms a basis for transferring our Federal Public
Position/Policy Papers - Coalition of Montana Chambers 2012-2013,
Did you know our Montana Chambers of Commerce collectively want
to steal your Federal Public Access ownership from you? Endorsing
Chambers: Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell,
and Missoula. On page 4 of this document, about the middle, it
states, "The Chambers encourage the State of Montana to adopt
a policy requesting the transfer and management of Federal Lands,
where appropriate, to the state of Montana."
I called our Bozeman Chamber of Commerce
and spoke with CEO Daryl Schliem who advocated the transfer of
Federal Public Lands to the States and did not understand why
I had a problem with it. He then explained that when he has been
camping on MT State lands that the restrooms have been so much
cleaner than Federal BLM lands restrooms! I am still appalled
by this reasoning for state management of Federal Public Lands
transfer. Preferring wildness/wilderness, bathrooms dont even
enter into the Public Lands equation for me - habitat, wildlife,
clean water, healthy ecosystems and public access to our awesome
Jennifer Fielders Doublespeak
A lie by any other name..."So
I don't see this bill as a movement to transfer lands."
Bovine Blossoms! Documentation to prove otherwise. These are our
Federal Public Lands - not the corporations who sell resources
to the highest bidder, not to the highest bidder to privatize
for own personal use and definitely not for cronyism - they belong
to the Public Trust.
debate for MT US House Representative Seat
- question Transferring Federal Public lands to the States. This
segment is just about Federal Public Lands. Dem. John Lewis spoke
of outdoor heritage, costs to maintain, tourism dollars brought
in to the state and access - AGAINST. Rep. Ryan
Zinke spoke for resource extraction, ending environmental litigation
that would protects lands and wildlife, increased jobs within
resource extraction, as well as people outside Montana having
a say in those lands (note: these Fed. Public
Lands belong to all the US Public) - FOR.
Lib. Mike Fellows spoke of federal deficit and selling off some
of those assets - FOR. 8
minute Youtube clip. Please
vote for the Public Trust
step closer to transferring Federal Public Lands to the States
- transferring ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY to the States - H.R. 1526
(includes presentation by Montana hunter, angler and public lands
advocate Art Canfield (thank you Art for taking your personal
time to help protect the Public Trust).
Elk Brucellosis Working Group to meet in Bozeman on July 8
to review the results of last winter's activities. 8:30 a.m. at
the Montana Fish,Wildlife and Parks’ office in Bozeman at
1400 S. 19th St. The meeting is open to the public and
includes time for public comment. For more information
on the Elk Brucellosis
situation. At last years meeting, they also worked on the
2014 Work Plan, so they may be working on the 2015 at this meeting.
As I have stated before, FWP has not conducted an independent
review of MT cattle infections to see if elk were actually responsible
for those infections and my public information requests to DOL
have not been fulfilled. The research involving genetics, as well
as information directly associated to each infection case is telling
a different story, which is why FWP needs to manage our elk by
science, not politics.
Dont forget the link at the bottom
for the FWP Elk Brucellosis lawsuit from the Skyline Sportsmen
and Anaconda Sportsmen who are doing a great service towards elk
conservation in Montana. Thank you again guys.
the Governors Order - The face of Private Property Trespassing
in Montana - Video footage of the June 23rd
encounter at the bottom of the page.
To Host Bison Discussion In Billings July 14-15
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host a two-day discussion
in Billings, July 14-15, at the Big Horn Resort, 1801 Majestic
Lane. The meeting, which is open to the public, will begin at
10 a.m. on July 14 and end at 4 p.m. on July 15, on issues related
to a bison conservation and management plan for Montana.
Old Broads - Gallatin Wilderness Broadwalk
August 14-18, Great Old Broad Nancy Ostlie has been active in
protecting this Wilderness Study Act, a member of the Science
Team, trying to make sure that laws and science are at the forefront
of this process, instead of being swept under the "collaborative"
"The Gallatin Collaborative, a
controversial effort, was initiated in 2012 to
bring together the various stakeholders to help determine the
future of the Hyalite Porcupine Buffalo Horn Wilderness Study
Area and adjacent lands. This is a slippery slope
that could diminish the Wilderness that the Forest Service is
supposed to be protecting by bypassing the National Environmental
Policy Act (NEPA) process and taking a 'false consensus' plan
directly to Congress. This will be the focus of our Broadwalk
‘Grand Rescue,’ a wilder Teton arises
by Todd Wilkinson
Interviewing Rick Reese, Bozeman Conservationist "The historic
August 1967 drama on the Grand’s North Face involved seven
key figures whose reputations are legendary in local mountaineering
lore: Reese, Pete Sinclair, Leigh Ortenburger, Bob Irvine, Mike
Ermarth, Ralph Tingey and Ted Wilson. Five were childhood climbing
buddies from Utah."
would like to thank the following contributors for supporting
EMWH. Your gift is very much appreciated.
Had a surprising anonymous contribution. Thank you "Montana
Skyline/Anaconda Elk Litigation Fund
PO Box 173, Butte, MT 59701
Sportsmen and Anaconda Sportsmens Associations lawsuit against
FWP & the FWP Commission
Skyline/Anaconda Elk Litigation Fund
PO Box 173, Butte, MT 59701
Skyline Sportsmen and Anaconda Sportsmens Associations lawsuit
against FWP & the FWP Commission