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Thread: NEW PUBLIC LANDS LAW PROMISES PROTECTIONS FOR OREGON NATURAL LANDMARKS

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    NEW PUBLIC LANDS LAW PROMISES PROTECTIONS FOR OREGON NATURAL LANDMARKS

    https://www.kdrv.com/content/news/Ne...507055051.html

    A bipartisan package passed by Congress and signed by President Trump today includes protections for the Devil's Staircase, Chetco River, and tributaries of the Rogue River.

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — A sweeping legislative package signed into law by President Trump today includes key environmental provisions for which Oregon's U.S. Senators have long been pushing.

    “Conserving our state’s iconic Devil’s Staircase, adding hundreds of miles of wild-and-scenic rivers, increasing wildfire protections and more totals up to a big win for Oregon’s recreation economy,” Senator Ron Wyden said after the White House signing ceremony. “This is the largest public lands package passed by Congress in a decade and I look forward to building on its gains for every corner of our state.”

    The law creates the newly protected Devil's Staircase Wilderness, consisting of about 30,000 acres of land within the Oregon Coast Range — tucked between the Smith and Umpqua rivers and named for an iconic waterfall in the region.

    Much of the changes procured for Oregon are located directly in Southern Oregon, however. A number of Oregon lawmakers have long fought to obtain permanent protection for the Chetco River from mining and mineral extraction interests, something now galvanized with the passage of the public lands package.

    The bill also included an additional 250 miles of Oregon rivers known to be breeding grounds for salmon and steelhead as part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. This provision reportedly includes:

    Roughly 120 miles of Rogue River tributaries
    A 21-mile stretch of the Molalla River
    18 miles of Jenny Creek, which flows through the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument
    21 miles of Wasson Creek and Franklin Creek in the Siuslaw National Forest
    Several important tributaries of the Elk River

    The bill also includes legislation introduced by Oregon lawmakers in honor of Frank and Jeanne Moore, "an Oregon couple with a distinguished legacy of conservation and habitat preservation," according to Wyden's office. This designates almost 100,000 acres of Forest Service land north of the North Umpqua River as the “Frank and Jeanne Moore Wild Steelhead Special Management Area” and adds protections for the river, and the surrounding area to preserve steelhead habitat and recreation opportunities.

    Also included is a provision to improve the efforts of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to protect Crooked River Ranch, a community in central Oregon, from wildfire. In this case, the law actually involves lifting protections for a wilderness study area in order to manage them in an effort to protect Crooked River Ranch instead.

    CLICK HERE for more about the bill and how it will impact lands across the U.S.

    The package, known as the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act (formerly known as the Natural Resources Management Act), also includes dozens of bills that affect lands in states across the U.S.

    “President Trump knows that federal lands are meant to provide both peace and prosperity for the American people, and signing this bill allows us to continue managing public lands in a balanced way,” said Acting Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt. “This bill is extremely beneficial to the American people and I look forward to working with Congress and local communities to implement the many local conservation wins within the bill.”

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    This was talked about today on Behind The Woodshed https://www.reallibertymedia.com/201...er-2019-03-17/

    Starts at about 07:00 on timeline

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.E.G. View Post
    This was talked about today on Behind The Woodshed https://www.reallibertymedia.com/201...er-2019-03-17/

    Starts at about 07:00 on timeline
    I guess California dodged a bullet this time. Siskiyou Crest National Monument is on the wish list of the "ists"
    wildminer likes this.
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    MAGA

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    What a wonderful utopia for "the look, but don't touch" crowd. (sarc)
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    Is this the same as ole Arnie S. did when he left office ? It' spreading ......................

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    Gotta be careful with this one.
    It definately relates to treasure hunting, but enviro-politics is central.

    End goal is to Lock Up as much natural resources as possible, while "giving" token areas for specific uses.
    If enough people that represented metal detecting enthusiasts attended meetings, we would get a cut out area as NEPA mitigation. Maybe one or two public areas.
    ATV riders, will get a couple 100 acre riding areas. No fee at first until they do us the favor of public funded outhouses.

    Private timber companies, you will submit to special management strategies.

    Of course cattle grazing will continue while the noose tightens each year, waiting for families to go out of business and sell their ranches and water rights.

    Miners..you will be OK, except your rights to the minerals are forever extinguished. No worries, existing rights will be recognized, except the access road will be reclaimed. You will be able to mine as long as you don't use water or disturb the earth.

    Can't believe this was given the nod!! More of the same..
    All treasures found with permission on private property or on active mining claims.

 

 

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