We are not alone in the fight to protect Wilderness. Mar 5. 2013 | Comments (0)
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Call the NPS in Harrison and tell them to cancel this burn until further studies and public input is considered.
Tom McClure 102 Ruth Lane...
Wilderness is not a piece of land that was locked from 4 wheelers. It is a last ditch effort to say, "We do not have the right to control everything", even though our core DNA is telling us to do so. Because that DNA got us here, dominating the wilderness and conforming it into a money making operation. Maximizing it's potential. Then in the early 1900's some wise men realized if we did not save a few of those wild places it would all be dominated. Resist the urge to change wilderness. Leave it alone. Let it be itself. It is not going to recover to what our DNA wants it to be. So let it decide, right or wrong with our intervention. I know my DNA can make peace with that.Kirk Wasson - Wilderness Preserver
http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/animals/reptile/teca/all.htmlPlease read the full report including "In Oklahoma, 25 eastern box turtles and ornate box turtles (T. ornata) were found dead after a fire, while only 3 box turtles (Terrapene spp.) were found alive"This is Forest Service report.http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/nhesp/conservation/herps/pdf/teca_cons_plan.pdfSee page 32 of this study.http://www.mwparc.org/products/fire/plain/The voiceless box turtle is just one of the species affected.Why do we have to sacrifice the Box Turtle for any potential prairie composite?
How sad for the box turtle just rousing from a winters rest. Too bad for the turkey that will start nesting soon. I hope notice has been given to the raccoons and possums in the den trees. To be fair, here is a video of the burning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gO8MEVTQutI Very well produced and a list of some "threatened species". How about the existing species, threatened or not? Deer, bobcat, coyote, lizard, squirrel, chipmunk. Please keep spreading the word and get more people to sign and comments. Thanks, Kirk
Lower Buffalo Wilderness Prescribed Burn 2003 Recently, (Fall 2003) the National Park Service graciously spend a Sunday giving a group of Ozark Society members, including President Alice Andrews, a tour of the Lower Buffalo Wilderness prescribe burn research area and details of plans to expand the project to return the ecosystems to some ancient condition. We met the NPS folks, Sam Lail, David Mott, Tony Collins, Jim Mattingly, Angela Smith, and Rob Klein, at a horse trailhead below Hathaway Mountain. After introductions and background discussion, we hiked into the wilderness along the well-worn horse trail. Their job was to convince us that prescribed burns for the 12 thousand-acre wilderness was a good idea. We stopped at a cedar glade that had been burnt and were shown the grasses that now grow. On farther into the wilderness, we came to an oak savanna restoration in progress. After 3 burns in the last 10 years, it needed more burns to...
Thanks for the great support (56 and counting) and keep getting the word out to stop this "make work" project. Encourage the NPS and all government agencies to make prioritized, smart use of the funds they get. Not apply for moneies just because it is there to use. Hate to be so harsh on the good folks on the Buffalo because I have no complaints and only praise for the 99% of what they do to protect our great river. But when something just don't make sense and a possibily harmful, it must be stopped. Thanks, Kirk Wasson - Protecting wilderness for over 30 years now.
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