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Quote from: Roy on October 16, 2007, 12:33:11 PMOK, I've Emailed the GLO expressing my displeasure, my Senator asking him to look into it (didn't bother with our local Rep, he's useless), talked to the local Audubon,Sierra,Nature Conservancy people, and the local paper. Have you raised any Cain today??Might want to check with the NRA to see if they can sway Patterson. Serious. What's the problem about not hunting in National Parks or more specifically Big Bend? It's not like there are not a Brazillon acres of public land out there for hunting in West Texas? BGWMA is primarily a hunters paradise. BBRSP holds specific hunts, etc. What's the problem with not being able to carry a loaded gun out at Big Bend National Park? I don't have a problem with it. Good question might be, when was the last time that "deep pockets" Patterson went hunting on public land in the first place or even visited a National Park or a state park for that matter.
OK, I've Emailed the GLO expressing my displeasure, my Senator asking him to look into it (didn't bother with our local Rep, he's useless), talked to the local Audubon,Sierra,Nature Conservancy people, and the local paper. Have you raised any Cain today??
I heard they called it Christmas Mountains because early residentsrode up there to cut their little Christmas trees... It was the sameout in the plains,, there were always a few little draws that hadjuniper or pinon trees where people knew they could find a little bitof seasonal greenery for their Christmas decorations.... buck
CHRISTMAS MOUNTAINS. The Christmas Mountains are twelve miles northeast of Terlingua in southern Brewster County (at 29°26' N, 103°27' W). With an elevation of 5,728 feet above sea level, the highest peak in the mountains rises 2,050 feet above the Terlingua Ranch Lodge, a mile northeast. The area's shallow, stony soils support oak, juniper, mesquite, chaparral, cacti, scrub brush, and grasses.
Update on my open records request for a contact method other than sending the other two board members a letter to the GLO and they will give them any letters at the next board meeting.
I've looked online and cant find anything new on the Christmas mountains.... anyone know anything?
And the winner is... Big Bend, or Private Interests? You Decide.Sold, to the Superintendent in the wide-brimmed hat. If only, but there's still time to make this a reality if we act now. In 1991, the Conservation Fund and the Richard King Mellon Foundation donated more than 9,000 acres of land to the state of Texas. Now, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson is auctioning off the land to private interests. The Park Service would like to add Christmas Mountains to Big Bend, but the Commissioner isn't interested. Instead, he wants to sell to private interests, an action that poses a threat to protection of the area. The land should be used for its intended purposes--conservation and preservation--not commercialization. Tell Governor Perry that Christmas Mountains is not for sale!
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I would not support that solution.
Quote from: uh_clem on November 01, 2007, 04:03:35 PM I would not support that solution.To each his own. The BLM is a much easier agency to deal with than the NPS, they don't slap fees on everything you do, don't hold your hand and don't try to regulate you to death. Given a choice, I go to BLM land first, USFS second and NPS last or not at all....except for Big Bend.
Quote from: presidio on November 01, 2007, 06:02:21 PMQuote from: uh_clem on November 01, 2007, 04:03:35 PM I would not support that solution.To each his own. The BLM is a much easier agency to deal with than the NPS, they don't slap fees on everything you do, don't hold your hand and don't try to regulate you to death. Given a choice, I go to BLM land first, USFS second and NPS last or not at all....except for Big Bend.I think the NPS does a fine job. I don't feel oppressed by park rules. My first choice is that the land becomes part of Big Bend.
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