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  • China Dam Smart? U.S.A. Dam Stupid?

    China Dam Smart?  U.S.A. Dam Stupid?

    CHINA WAS SO DAM SMART THAT THEY BUILT THE BIGGEST DAM IN THE WORLD

    The Chinese dam policy was to build and keep dams to provide clean renewable electric power, control the dam water and prevent the dam flooding and release the dam water to prevent drought

    HE WHO CONTROLS THE WATER CONTROLS THE WORLD?

    WHAT PART OF THIS DAM CHINESE POLICY DID THE DAM US GOVERNMENT NOT UNDERSTAND?

    IT WAS NOT HE WHO “OWNS THE WATER”, WOTUS….

    IT IS”HE WHO CONTROLS THE WATER”

    Behind My Back | WOTUS “Water Runs Down Hill”

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/09/04/wotus-water-runs-down-hill/

    Sep 4, 2015 – “WATERS OF UNITED STATES” POWER GRAB. WOTUS RULE – Pacific Legal Foundation https://www.pacificlegal.org/wotus. Pacific Legal Foundation

    DAMS CONTROL WATER. period

    THE STUPID US GOVERNMENT WAS SO “DAM DUMB” THEY WORK FOR THE DAM LOBBYIST AND THE DAM SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS. SAVE THE DAM SALMON AT WHAT COST?

    Behind My Back | How Dam Dumb is the US Government?

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/04/17/how-dam-dumb-is-the-us-government/

    Apr 17, 2016CHINA WAS SO DAM SMART THAT THEY BUILT THE BIGGEST DAM IN THE WORLD. … www.behindmyback.org/2015/09/04/WOTUS-WATER-RUNS-DOWN-HILL/ … Jun 12, 2013 – ACCORDING TO AMERICAN RIVERS, 65 US dams were …

    THE SAGA OF THE STUPID U.S.A. DAM DESTRUCTION

    Map of U.S. Dams Removed Since 1916 | American Rivers

    https://www.americanrivers.org/threats-solutions/restoring…rivers/dam-removal-map/

    Today, many dams that were once at the epicenter of a community’s livelihood are now old, unsafe or no longer serving their intended purposes. Learn how …

    THE ELWHA RIVER DAMS THAT WERE ONCE THE EPICENTER OF OUR COMMUNITY’S LIVELIHOOD, ARE NO LONGER SERVING THEIR INTENDED PURPOSES. period

    THEIR INTENDED DAM PURPOSES?  Protecting and Providing Clallam County’s infrastructure, (the fundamental facilities and systems serving a country, city, or area, as transportation and communication systems, power plants)

    Indeed, THE INTENDED ELWHA DAM PURPOSES, Dam cheap, dam clean hydroelectric power, dam renewable energy that kept the dam economy strong, providing a clean water supply, insuring flooding and drought protection, preventing millions of dam dollars of destruction in and on public and private land, property, protecting public access roads, and A COUPLE OF the really big epicenter of our communities livelihood,  THE OLYMPIC HOT SPRINGS ROAD? THE TOURISM, THE ACCESS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES IN THE OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK THAT KEPT OUR ECONOMY STRONG, INCLUDED TWO BEAUTIFUL LAKES.

    IT’S A DAM SHAME THAT 300,000 TOURISTS  CAN’T GET THERE FROM PORT ANGELES WA.

    LEARN HOW DAM STUPID…….THE REMOVAL OF THE BIGGEST DAM REMOVAL EVER, WORKED OUT FOR PORT ANGELES, CLALLAM COUNTY ETAL., WASHINGTON STATE U.S.A.

    AS PRESIDENT TRUMP ASKED “HOW’S THE U.S.A DAM

    SYSTEM WORKING OUT FOR YOU?

    SEABURY BLAIR JR. | Elwha too clogged for fish to live

    Seabury Blair Jr.
    Columnist

    Posted: April 15, 2013

     

    Two days after I hiked the sandy, rocky desolation that used to be Lake Mills, as many as 200,000 chinook salmon were killed in what has to be one of the biggest blunders in the history of the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife.

    The year-old salmon were released from the new $16 million Elwha Hatchery run by the state and Lower Elwha Klallam tribe on April 5. Most — if not all — were killed when they tried to swim downstream through the thick gray goop that is the lower Elwha River, created by the removal of two dams built illegally in 1910.

    Though they only had to negotiate 3.5 miles of the river before reaching clearer waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the silt in the river began choking them almost the minute they swam from the crystalline hatchery water into the moving mire that is the Elwha. Hatchery officials reported seeing hundreds of dead smolts lining the riverbank, their gills clogged by the same silt that forced “temporary closure” of a $70 million Elwha River water treatment plant.

    In the Port Angeles Daily News, Mike Gross, Fish and Wildlife biologist, called the release of the salmon “a mistake.” Gross said he suspected the fish suffocated when silt prevented their gills from providing oxygen.

    I imagine it would be akin to trying to breathe volcanic ash for days without a mask, or running a marathon in a massive dust storm.

    Hatchery officials said they checked on the amount of silt in the Elwha on April 4, and determined it was acceptable to release the fish. They said the silt in the river increased overnight.

    I hiked about 3 miles downstream in the desolate bed of the former Lake Mills on April 3, and I don’t need a degree in biology to tell you that no fish could live in that water. The river looked no different when I left the Elwha Campground on April 4.

    For almost 15 miles, the Elwha River carves through a century’s worth of mud, sand and river cobble deposited behind the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams. Above Rica Canyon, at the entrance to the former Lake Mills, the river is the same old blue friend I’ve known for more than 50 years.

    But beginning at the old Lake Mills inlet, the river turns into gray slurry that is poison to any fish. I don’t imagine many wild animals drink from that deadly potion and live, either.

    Fisheries biologists have been releasing coho salmon into Indian Creek, which flows from the west into the Elwha; and Little River, which flows from the east. Both tributaries are about 7 miles upstream from the mouth of the river.

    They’ve reported some of the fish, along with a few chinook they released into Lake Mills before it became the desolation it is today, have survived the gantlet of poison. Now the state is planning to release nearly a million salmon from the hatchery in June.

    About the same time, work on removing the remainder of the Glines Canyon dam is expected to resume, which will surely cause more sediment to be swept downstream. Worse, concrete dust from the dam will be stirred into the mix, making it even more deadly.

    Let us hope the state and tribe can think of a way to get healthy salmon from the hatchery to the Strait before they kill a million more fish.

    Seabury Blair Jr. is the author of Backcountry Ski! Washington; Day Hike! Olympic Peninsula; Day Hike! Columbia Gorge; The Creaky Knees Guide to Washington; the Creaky Knees Guide to Oregon; and Washington Wild Roads. Email Seabury at skiberry@hughes.net.

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    HOW’S THE SYSTEM WORKING OUT FOR PORT ANGELES WA?

    Port Angeles to sue Park Service in dispute over Elwha River water …

    www.peninsuladailynews.com/…/port-angeles-to-sue-park-service-in-dispute-over-el

    6 days ago – PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles City Council has set the stage for … impasse related to the historic removal of the Elwha River dams.

    snippet….City Attorney Bill Bloor said at the council meeting Tuesday that the Park Service has not provided contract information being sought by the city on the $25 million Elwha River surface water intake and treatment facilities.

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    Word gets around in cyberspace

    New post on Pie N Politics Siskiyou County CA

    Port Angeles to sue Park Service in dispute over Elwha River water facilities

    by Liz Bowen

    PNP comment:  Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County,

    Washington, United States. With a population of 19,038 as of the 2010 census,[7]

    it is the largest city in the county, according to Wikipedia. It is worth checking out the entire article at the link below.

    It looks like the fed gov. is not fulfilling its obligations. Shock !!! — Editor Liz Bowen

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    Behind My Back | Pie N Politics page (1)

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/07/27/pie-n-politics-page-1/

    Jul 27, 2015 – Pie N Politics page (1) Pie N Politics. Like many areas of the United States, citizens in Siskiyou County are finding government regulations are …

    Aug 19, 2016 – A PLAN TO REMOVE FOUR KLAMATH RIVER DAMS

    TO IMPROVE WATER QUALITY AND HABITAT FOR FISH AND RIVER COMMUNITIES

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    The removal of  two dams on the Elwha River in WA State  2011-2014 “WAS”  previously the biggest dam removal DISASTER in U.S. History.

    After the removal of the Elwha River Dams.

    Apr 15, 2013 ELWHA RIVER WATER QUALITY?

    THE QUALITY OF MY PORT ANGELES DRINKING WATER….

    SEABURY BLAIR JR. | Elwha too clogged for fish to live – Kitsap Sun

    http://www.kitsapsun.com/sports/columnists/seabury-blair/356167261.html

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    YEP, THE ELWHA DAM PROTECTED THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA’S ACCESS INFRASTRUCTURE, THE ELWHA RIVER BRIDGE.

    Battered by Dam Removal – Elwha Bridge

    Posted on January 11, 2017 4:26 pm by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment

    Battered by Dam Removal Elwha Bridge Destroyed

    A DAM TRAGEDY THE ELWHA RIVER BRIDGE

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    Flooding is a Dam Shame

    Posted on June 28, 2013 7:31 am by Pearl Rains Hewett

    Drought is a dam shame

    China was so dam smart that they built the biggest dam in the world.

    He who controls the water controls the world?

    In the USA the government was and is so dam stupid they decided that hydro electric power was not dam clean, dam cheap, dam renewable dam energy, not dam flood control and not dam drought and dam property loss prevention.

    The dam Chinese government is so dam smart they work in the best interest of the dam people.

    The Chinese dam prevents the dam loss of life, billions of dam dollars in property damage, provides dam cheap, dam clean, dam renewable, dam energy and helps keep their dam economy strong.

    The Chinese dam controls the dam water releases the dam water to eliminate the dam droughts

    What part of this dam Chinese policy does the dam US government not understand?

    THE US GOVERNMENT IS SO DAM DUMB THEY WORK FOR THE DAM LOBBYIST AND THE DAM SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS. SAVE THE DAM ENDANGERED etal., ad nausaum, SALMON AT WHAT COST?

    The best dam interest of the dam people in the USA be dammed

    As dictated by the dam US government

    The dam people in the dam USA are flooded and cleaning up the dam water damage for six dam months of the year.

    The dam people in the USA suffer the dam drought for the other six dam months of the year

    The Chinese dam policy was to build and keep dams to provide clean renewable electric power, control the dam water and prevent the dam flooding and release the dam water to prevent drought

    THE DAM USA POLICY CREATES LOSS OF DAM LIFE, DAM MISERY AND DAM SUFFERING FOR MILLIONS OF DAM AMERICANS EVERY DAM YEAR.

    AS PRESIDENT TRUMP WOULD ASK

    “HOW’S THE DAM U.S.A. SYSTEM WORKING OUT FOR YOU?


  • Elwha Supplemental Impact Statement?

    Note: EPA no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as a reference or resource.

    The installation of Scott Pruitt, to run the Environmental Protection Agency, sued the agency he intends to lead more than a dozen times as Oklahoma attorney general, reinforces expectations.

    “I have no doubt that Scott will return the EPA to its core objectives,” said Republican Senator James Inhofe, also of Oklahoma, adding the agency had been guilty of “federal overreach, unlawful rule making, and duplicative red tape,”

    DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

    National Park Service

    DATED: JULY 9, 2002. Elwha Ecosystem Restoration Implementation; Olympic National Park; Clallam and Jefferson Counties, WA; Notice of Intent To Prepare a SUPPLEMENTAL Environmental Impact Statement FILED 9-11-02 

    Note: EPA no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as a reference or resource.

    (FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, SEE ELWHA RIVER WATER QUALITY MITIGATION PROJECT

    PLANNING REPORT AT www.nps.gov/olym/elwha/home.htm).

     Mar 30 2017, Olympic National Park WE CAN’T FIND THAT PAGE….

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    DATED: JULY 9, 2002. MITIGATION PROJECT ISSUES?   IT’S IMPACT ON VISITORS? AND POTENTIAL EFFECTS ON VISITORS? FILED 9-11-02 

    Water quality or water supply mitigation issues that will be analyzed in the SEIS include impacts of rebuilding the existing rock diversion structure on riparian vegetation, wildlife, water quality and fish; land use related impacts of building permanent water treatment facilities, such as removal of vegetation and soil, use of heavy equipment to build the facilities and its impact on wildlife or VISITORS,

    VISITORS? WOW, IS THAT LIKE AN ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT ON CLALLAM COUNTY TOURISM?

    and hazards of using chlorine and other chemicals required for treatment.    Other environmental issues not related to water quality or supply include providing access to Morse Creek and other tributaries for fisheries protection during dam removal, access to seed stock and protection of young plants in revegetating reservoir lands, changes in driving routes for trucks disposing of rubble, or noise of an onsite rubble crushing operation and its potential effects on wildlife and VISITORS.

    VISITORS? WOW, IS THAT LIKE AN ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT ON CLALLAM COUNTY TOURISM?

    VISITORS? LIKE AN IMPACT STATEMENT ONP INHOLDERS?

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    Jun 28, 2011

    Olympic National Park mea culpa: ‘Inholder’ blocked from family property

    www.peninsuladailynews.com/…/olympic-national-park-mea-culpa-8216-inholder-82…

    Jun 28, 2011 – Pearl Rains Hewett stands at a blockade on Olympic Hot Springs Road in Olympic National Park on Monday. — Photo by Chris …

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    FISH BEFORE PEOPLE

    Elwha River Fish Restoration Plan – National Park Service

    https://www.nps.gov/olym/learn/nature/upload/Elwha-River-Fish-Management-Plan.pdf

    2008 – ‎Related articles

    THE SITE WILL HELP PRESERVE AND RESTORE ELWHA RIVER CHINNOOK POPULATIONS BY PROVIDING SAFE HAVEN FOR 200,000 YEARLING SMOLTS.

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    DATED: JULY 9, 2002.

    Dam removal was determined to be the preferred option for restoration, and the 1996 EIS also identified a desired suite of actions to remove the dams. As a step towards accomplishing these objectives, Congress directed purchase of the dams (which occurred in February 2000 for $29.5 million, as stipulated by Pub. L. 102-495).

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    AS A DELEGATED EIS, THE OFFICIAL RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FINAL DECISION IS THE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, PACIFIC WEST REGION;

     SUBSEQUENTLY THE OFFICIAL RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPLEMENTATION WOULD BE THE SUPERINTENDENT, OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK.

     DATED: JULY 9, 2002.JOHN J. REYNOLDS,REGIONAL DIRECTOR, PACIFIC WEST REGION.[FR DOC. 02-23124 FILED 9-11-02; 8:45 AM]BILLING CODE 4310-70-P

    (FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, SEE ELWHA RIVER WATER QUALITY MITIGATION PROJECT

    PLANNING REPORT AT www.nps.gov/olym/elwha/home.htm).

     Mar 30 2017 WE CAN’T FIND THAT PAGE….

    Written comments may be delivered by fax to: 360/565-1325; via e-mail to: Brian_Winter@nps.gov; or via postal mail or hand delivery during normal business hours to: Elwha Restoration Project Office, SEIS Comments, 826 East Front Street, Suite A, Port Angeles, WA 98362.

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    Timeline of the Elwha 1992 to Present – Olympic National Park (U.S. …

    https://www.nps.gov/olym/learn/…/timeline-of-the-elwha-1992-to-present.htm

    THE SITE WILL HELP PRESERVE AND RESTORE ELWHA RIVER CHINNOOK POPULATIONS BY PROVIDING SAFE HAVEN FOR 200,000 YEARLING SMOLTS. … Before his death in 2007, Albright pioneered propagation methods for many plants native to the Northwest.

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    Elwha River Fish Restoration Plan – National Park Service

    https://www.nps.gov/olym/learn/nature/upload/Elwha-River-Fish-Management-Plan.pdf

    2008 – ‎Related articles

    PURSUANT TO THE ELWHA RIVER ECOSYSTEM AND FISHERIES RES- TORATION ACT …… 200,000. MORSE CREEK. YEARLING SMOLTS. ON-SITE. 180,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 200,000 …… Spawning ground surveys of live or dead fish and redds can then be.

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    Apr 15, 2013

    ELWHA RIVER WATER QUALITY  200,000  DEAD SMOLT

    SEABURY BLAIR JR. | Elwha too clogged for fish to live – Kitsap Sun

    www.kitsapsun.com/sports/columnists/seabury-blair/356167261.html

    Apr 15, 2013 – … AS MANY AS 200000 CHINOOK SALMON WERE KILLED IN WHAT HAS TO BE ONE OF THE … HATCHERY OFFICIALS REPORTED SEEING HUNDREDS OF DEAD SMOLTS LINING THE … For almost 15 miles, the Elwha River carves through a century’s worth of … ELWHA RIVER WATER QUALITY  

    JUL 12, 2013 LOWER ELWHA KLALLAM TRIBE’S HATCHERY

    200, 000  MORE DEAD SMOLT

    400,000 TOTAL DEAD HATCHERY SMOLT…

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    The Danger of Putting All Your Eggs in the Hatchery Basket — Wild …

    wildfishconservancy.org › About › Press › Press Clips

    JUL 12, 2013 – ROUGHLY 200,000 HATCHERY COHO SALMON AND 2000 STEELHEAD, RESULTING FROM A PUMP FAILURE AT THE LOWER ELWHA KLALLAM TRIBE’S HATCHERY ON THE ELWHA RIVER. …

     SPRING  Apr 15, 2013 THANKS TO MISTAKEN TIMING OF LARGE RELEASE OF SMOLTS AT ONE TIME … PRODUCTION LOST (200,000 DEAD) DUE TO MALFUNCTION OF HATCHERY WATER PUMP …

    The tragedy is: this production could have occurred with much less risk with natural spawning left to the river where fish make their own decisions regarding spawning destination and time, and juveniles determine their own window for outmigration.  Instead these fish have been hi-jacked by the continued belief in hatcheries rather than the proven success story of wild fish recolonization for thousands of years and resulting diversity that hedges its bets against the whims of nature’s unpredictable events.  And we paid $16 million to create this Elwha hatchery fiasco plus further annual investments in taking fish from the river and subjecting them to the persistent belief in hatcheries that is counter to the science — further evidence of the tragic disconnect of science from policy, the latter continually driven by the politics of popular beliefs.

    http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20130711/news/307119990

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     (FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS, SEE ELWHA RIVER WATER QUALITY MITIGATION PROJECT

    PLANNING REPORT AT www.nps.gov/olym/elwha/home.htm).

    WE CAN’T FIND THAT PAGE….

    THE SEIS WILL ALSO ANALYZE CHANGES UNRELATED TO WATER QUALITY

    MITIGATION WHERE APPLICABLE.

    One of these changes is a re-evaluation of

    options to mitigate impacts to septic systems on the Lower Elwha

    Klallam Reservation. Many of the septic systems in the lower lying

    parts of the Reservation may become ineffective when the river level

    and associated groundwater table rises as a result of river channel

    aggradation following dam removal.

    In addition to the points summarized above, further detail has been added to the revegetation plan for the areas currently inundated by the reservoirs; thus, potential impacts of

    actions associated with such revegetation will be addressed.

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    Full unedited text

    DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

    National Park Service Elwha Ecosystem Restoration Implementation;

    Olympic National Park; Clallam and Jefferson Counties, WA;

    Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement [Federal Register: September 12, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 177)][Notices][Page 57834-57836]From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov][DOCID:fr12se02-94] SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, and its cooperating agencies are undertaking a conservation planning and environmental impact analysis process intended to supplement the 1996 Elwha River Ecosystem Restoration Implementation final environmental impact statement (1996 EIS).

    Two dams, built in the early 1900s, block the river and limit anadromous fish to the lowest 4.9 river miles. The 1996 EIS is the second of two environmental impact statements that examined how best to restore the Elwha River ecosystem and native anadromous fishery in Olympic National Park. Dam removal was determined to be the preferred option for restoration, and the 1996 EIS also identified a desired suite of actions to remove the dams. As a step towards accomplishing these objectives, Congress directed purchase of the dams (which occurred in February 2000 for $29.5 million, as stipulated by Pub. L. 102-495). However, release of sediment from behind the dams would result in sometimes severe impacts to water quality or to the reliability of supply to downstream users during the dam removal impact period of about 3-5 years, which the 1996 EIS proposed mitigating through a series of specific measures (see below).

    Subsequently, new research and changes unrelated to the implementation project have emerged. Therefore, the primary purpose of this Supplemental EIS (SEIS) will be to identify and analyze potential impacts of a new set of water quality and supply related mitigation measures.

    Background     Elwha Dam was built in 1911, and Glines Canyon Dam in 1925, limiting anadromous fish to the lowest 4.9 miles of river (blocking access to more than 70 miles of Elwha River mainstream and tributary habitat). The two dams and their associated reservoirs have also inundated and degraded important riverine and terrestrial habitat and severely affected fisheries habitat through increased temperatures, reduced nutrients, reduced spawning gravels downstream, and other changes. Consequently, salmon and steelhead populations in the river have been considerably reduced or eliminated, and the river ecosystem within Olympic National Park significantly and adversely altered.

    In 1992, Congress enacted the Elwha River Ecosystem and Fisheries Restoration Act (PL 102-495) directing the Secretary of the Interior to fully restore the Elwha river ecosystem and native anadromous fisheries, while at the same time protecting users of the river’s water from adverse impacts associated with dam removal. The records of decision associated with this process indicated removal of both dams was needed to fully restore the ecosystem. However, impacts to water quality and supply will result from release of sediments, which have accumulated behind the dams.

    The 1996 EIS proposed and analyzed mitigation measures to protect water quality and ensure supply for each of the major downstream users. These users included the city of Port Angeles’ municipal and industrial consumers, the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe’s fish hatchery, the state chinook salmon rearing channel, and the Dry Creek Water Association. Many private wells along the river could also be affected, but mitigation proposed for these users would remain substantially the same.    Currently, surface water from a rock fill diversion and intake pipe at river mile 3.3 supplies the city’s industrial clients and the state rearing channel. Mitigation to protect the city’s industrial customers described in the 1996 EIS included the installation of an infiltration gallery to collect water filtered from the riverbed and open-channel treatment with flocculants, chemicals and polymers during dam removal. The city’s municipal customers are supplied with a subsurface Ranney collector on the east-side of the river at river mile 2.8. To maintain water yield, the 1996 EIS [[Page 57835]] proposed a second Ranney collector be built on the river’s west-side, opposite the current collector. A temporary “package” treatment plant to filter water from the Ranney wells would have been operational during dam removal.

    The rearing channel would have been closed during dam removal and chinook production transferred to another state facility.    The tribal hatchery at river mile 1 will be central in protecting and producing Elwha anadromous fish for restoration following dam removal. Water for the hatchery is currently provided through wells and a shallow infiltration gallery. Measures described to protect hatchery water during dam removal included the expansion of the gallery to ensure supply and drilling of two new wells to provide clean groundwater for dilution.

    Dry Creek Water Association (DCWA) currently meets the needs of its members through groundwater wells. These wells would be subject to an increased frequency of flooding following dam removal, as well as increased sediment and mobilization of iron and manganese. The 1996 EIS analyzed two options for DCWA–connection to the city’s water distribution system, or providing additional protection from flooding for the existing DCWA system and treating on site with filtration and chlorination.

    Since December 1996 (when the most recent record of decision was signed), the U.S. Department of the Interior (including Bureau of Reclamation) and its cooperating agencies (including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe) have continued studying and refining elements of the selected alternative. As a result, they have found better solutions for protecting water quality and water supply during and following dam removal. In addition, changes in user needs have come about as a result of factors unrelated to the project.

    For example, chinook salmon and bull trout have both been listed as threatened since 1997, resulting in the requirement to keep the state rearing facility open during dam removal.

    Also, the city of Port Angeles must now meet new standards for the treatment of its municipal supplies. In addition, an industrial customer (Rayonier) which required very high quality water for its operation has since closed.    As a result of these and other changes, the agencies are pursuing an option of building permanent water treatment facilities with varying levels of treatment depending on the ultimate use of the water

    (for additional details, see Elwha River Water Quality Mitigation Project Planning Report at www.nps.gov/olym/elwha/home.htm).  The locations and types of diversions may also change because water collected from the city’s Ranney well is no longer considered to be purely groundwater, but is highly connected to the river and so must be treated as a surface supply.

    In addition, problems associated with subsurface intakes during the 3-5 year dam removal impact period may now outweigh the benefits. These problems include possible clogging and reduced yields, increased costs of providing flood protection, and increased environmental impacts associated with installing and maintaining subsurface structures in or very near the river. Sources of “true” groundwater, which are not so closely connected to the river have been investigated, but do not exist in the quantities required. This leaves surface water as a more attractive option. An alternative of replacing the existing intake structure will therefore be analyzed in the SEIS.

    Feasibility studies indicate surface water could be treated and used for the city’s industrial customer, in combination with well water for the state’s rearing facility and the Lower Elwha Klallam tribal hatchery, and as a backup for the city’s municipal customers. It may also be evaluated as an option to supply DCWA customers.

    The SEIS will also analyze changes unrelated to water quality mitigation where applicable. One of these changes is a re-evaluation of options to mitigate impacts to septic systems on the Lower Elwha Klallam Reservation. Many of the septic systems in the lower lying parts of the Reservation may become ineffective when the river level and associated groundwater table rises as a result of river channel aggradation following dam removal. Although the 1996 EIS examined a community mounding system, the number of residents living in the valley part of the Reservation has now increased. The SEIS will evaluate other options which are technically, economically, or environmentally preferable in light of these changes. At this time, the Tribe is considering a variety of options, including individual onsite systems with pressurized pumps, small group treatment options, offsite treatment by others, or combining with other valley residents (who would not be affected by dam removal) to create a community treatment system.

    Since the release of the 1996 EIS, two species of fish cited for restoration have been listed as threatened, and the NPS has worked with USFWS and NMFS staff to further address these species during and following dam removal. Keeping the rearing channel open for chinook salmon production and modifying road culverts within the park to provide access for bull trout to additional tributary habitat are examples of some of the additional actions that the SEIS will examine.

    Environmental Issues     Updated and additional information relevant to decision-making will be presented in the SEIS. In addition to the points summarized above, further detail has been added to the revegetation plan for the areas currently inundated by the reservoirs; thus, potential impacts of actions associated with such revegetation will be addressed. The 1996 EIS envisioned using one or more of nine solid waste disposal areas for rubble and other materials. Some of these may no longer be available, new sites might be added, or recycling of concrete may be economically preferable now.    Water quality or water supply mitigation issues that will be analyzed in the SEIS include impacts of rebuilding the existing rock diversion structure on riparian vegetation, wildlife, water quality and fish; land use related impacts of building permanent water treatment facilities, such as removal of vegetation and soil, use of heavy equipment to build the facilities and its impact on wildlife or visitors, and hazards of using chlorine and other chemicals required for treatment.    Other environmental issues not related to water quality or supply include providing access to Morse Creek and other tributaries for fisheries protection during dam removal, access to seed stock and protection of young plants in revegetating reservoir lands, changes in driving routes for trucks disposing of rubble, or noise of an onsite rubble crushing operation and its potential effects on wildlife and visitors.

    Scoping/Comments     Public scoping for the SEIS will conclude 30-days from the date of publication of this notice. All interested individuals, groups, and agencies are encouraged to provide information relevant to the design, construction, location, or potential environmental effects of desired measures noted above. Please limit comments to the proposal as described in this notice, since prior decisions to restore the ecosystem and anadromous fisheries through dam removal, and selection of the River Erosion alternative as the dam removal scenario, are beyond the scope of environmental impact analysis targeted in the SEIS. [[Page 57836]]

    Additional information and periodic updates will be available at the Web site noted above or by contacting the Elwha Restoration Project Office at (360) 565-1320. All comments must be postmarked or transmitted no later than 30 days from the publication date of this notice; as soon as this date is determined it will be announced on the Web site noted.

    Written comments may be delivered by fax to: 360/565-1325; via e-mail to: Brian_Winter@nps.gov; or via postal mail or hand delivery during normal business hours to: Elwha Restoration Project Office, SEIS Comments, 826 East Front Street, Suite A, Port Angeles, WA 98362.    If individuals submitting comments request that their name or/and address be withheld from public disclosure, it will be honored to the extent allowable by law. Such requests must be stated prominently in the beginning of the comments. There also may be circumstances wherein the NPS will withhold a respondent’s identity as allowable by law. As always: NPS will make available to public inspection all submissions from organizations or businesses and from persons identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations and businesses; and, anonymous comments may not be considered. Decision

    The SEIS will be prepared in accord with all applicable laws and regulations, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality regulations for implementing NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and the NPS Management Policies (2001) and NEPA guidelines (Director’s Order 12). A 60-day public review of the Draft will be initiated upon its release, which at this time is expected in early 2003; then subsequently a Final will be prepared. Issuance of both documents will be announced via local and regional press, direct mailings, on the Web site noted above, and through the Federal Register.

    AS A DELEGATED EIS, THE OFFICIAL RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FINAL DECISION IS THE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, PACIFIC WEST REGION;

    SUBSEQUENTLY THE OFFICIAL RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPLEMENTATION WOULD BE THE SUPERINTENDENT, OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK.

    DATED: JULY 9, 2002.

    JOHN J. REYNOLDS,REGIONAL DIRECTOR,

    PACIFIC WEST REGION.[FR DOC. 02-23124

    FILED 9-11-02; 8:45 AM]BILLING CODE 4310-70-P


  • ONP Elwha River Inholders

    Olympic National Park Elwha River Inholders that hold out…

    AND,  THE  133  ELWHA PARK RECREATIONAL INHOLDERS  CAMPSITES THAT WERE WASHED OUT.

    AND SOLD OUT AS WILLING SELLERS.

    The full list of  133 names and dates are below

    There are many tragic stories of private property owners who have lost their private property to the National Park thugs.  Strangely these tales seldom see the light of day.

    SOMETHINGS HAPPEN THAT MUST BE DOCUMENTED, TO BE REMEMBERED

    On Sat, Jul 28, 2012 at 11:33 AM, pearl hewett <phew@wavecable.com> wrote:

    Destroyed Inholder  Private Elwha Recreational Sites

    Frankie White Called me from Oregon yesterday. She owned one of the 134 INHOLDER private Elwha Recreational lots 25 years ago when it was destroyed by ONP. She called it the FLOOD.

    The NPS/ONP gave Frankie three choices on her private property.

    1. Sell you lot to us now for full appraised value.
    2. Sell it to us now, use it for 5 years and we will give you 1/2 of the appraised value.
    3. DO NOTHING and we will take it by immanent domain.

    The White family had enjoyed the ONP private Inholder campsite for 14 years.

    My Dad, George C. Rains Sr. told her not to sell, that the ONP could not take it.

    Their family did not have money to fight. They did not know HOW to fight the ONP.

    They were afraid, they didn’t know what to do, and they sold their site to ONP.

    Frankie said, “I cried and cried, BUT THE ONP LEFT US NO CHOICE, so we sold it to them”

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    SOMETHINGS HAPPEN THAT MUST BE DOCUMENTED, TO BE REMEMBERED

    excerpt from

    [PDF]Conspiracy Exposed – Citizen Review Online

    www.citizenreviewonline.org/2011/Jul/George_Rains_Statements.pdf
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    Jack Del Gussi, John H. Lewis and I created the finest recreational campground facilities the Elwha River has ever known. We subdivided and developed campsites with underground electric power, water system and good roads and restrooms.

    In the course of our development I noticed a small breach through a narrow strip of land on the south of the big island which is owned by the park. I could foresee a lot of damage if something was not done to protect our property below and the Olympic Hot Springs Road.

    I contacted Del Hur Industries to get an estimate on what it would cost to plug the breach and put a small rock dike to prevent further damage to our property and the road.

    After getting an estimate I contacted the park people and they would do nothing to help remedy the situation. I also offered to provide free of cost all rip rap from our rock quarry on Little River.

    The problem was ignored. Finally sometime later the river came up high enlarging the breach, washing out a section of the Olympic Hot Springs Road and cut a channel through our development and took out our bridge……

    To this day they have done nothing to remedy the threat and a good portion of our property was destroyed through their sheer negligence. The National Park has no respect  for private property rights and ownership.

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    MAR 29, 2017  To this day they have done nothing to remedy the threat to the Olympic Hot Spring Road, our access to our inholder property is gone and a good portion of our property is still being destroyed through their sheer negligence. The National Park has no respect  for private property rights and ownership.

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    Destroyed Inholder  Private Elwha Recreational Sites

    There are many tragic stories of private property owners who have lost their private property to the National Park thugs.  Strangely these tales seldom see the light of day.

    WAS A MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY “A WILLING SELLER”  LIKE FRANKIE WHITE, TO THE OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK ?

    INHOLDERS ELWHA PARK RECREATIONAL CAMPSITES
    Hand written sales by George C. Rains Sr.

    Dated Sept. 22, 1970

    Hand written income by George C. Rains Sr.

    ending Dec. 1973

    TOTAL CAMPSITES (133) Documented
    OLYMPIC HOT SPRINGS ROAD CLALLAM COUNTY WA
    NUMBER OF CAMPSITES SITES DESTROYED BY OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK?
    NUMBER OF DESTROYED SITES PURCHASED BY OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK?
    OWNER PURCHASE PRICE
    1 Donald Salonen $2,500.00
    2 Peters, Jones and Salonen $2,500.00
    3 Peters and Jones $2,500.00
    4 McGinnis $2,500.00
    5 Mahoney $2,500.00
    6 Woodley $2,500.00
    7 Wenko $2,500.00
    8 James Arnold $2,500.00
    9 Cedon and Koski $2,500.00
    10 Louise Colby $2,500.00
    11 Adeline Knopman $2,500.00
    12 Uklenbott $2,500.00
    13 Donald Bray $2,500.00
    14 Adams $2,500.00
    15 Ainsworth $2,500.00
    16 Correia $2,500.00
    17 McDonald $2,500.00
    18 Gilbert Spenser $2,500.00
    19 McEachern $2,500.00
    20 Hutchinson $2,500.00
    21 Abbot $2,500.00
    22 Purvis $2,000.00
    23 McDonald $2,000.00
    24 Rylandar $2,500.00
    25 Rylandar $2,500.00
    26 Haggerty $2,500.00
    27 Croven- Byers $2,500.00
    28 Byers $2,500.00
    29 Karl Gustfason $2,500.00
    30 Anton $2,500.00
    31 Mitchel $2,500.00
    32 Gregon $2,500.00
    33 Knotek $2,500.00
    34 Paulis $2,500.00
    35 Inglin and Miemyick $2,500.00
    36 Stiles $2,500.00
    37 George Rains Jr. $2,500.00
    38 rest room priceless
    39 restroom priceless
    40 Corbin Cook $2,500.00
    41 Wheeler $2,500.00
    42 Scanano $3,200.00
    43 Cargo $3,200.00
    44 Yeaw $3,200.00
    45 Loopt and Lyman $2,500.00
    46 Loopt and Lyman $2,500.00
    47 Taylor $2,500.00
    48 Scoles $2,500.00
    49 Thocker $2,500.00
    50 Hansen $2,500.00
    51 Hansen $2,500.00
    52 Buchnell $2,500.00
    53 Robert Wry $2,500.00
    54 Larsen $2,500.00
    55 Tony Masi $2,500.00
    56 Glidden $2,500.00
    57 Stefono $2,500.00
    58 Johnny Key $2,500.00
    59 Lars gustofson $2,500.00
    60 Locks Louchs $2,500.00
    61 Louchs $2,500.00
    62 Reidel $2,500.00
    63 George Rains Jr. $2,500.00
    64 Don Kono $2,500.00
    65 George Rains Sr. $2,500.00
    66 Christanson $2,500.00
    67 Lee York $2,000.00
    68 George Rains Sr $2,500.00
    69 Don Kono $2,500.00
    70 Donald Arnold $2,500.00
    71 Creten $2,500.00
    72 Harry Arnold $2,500.00
    73 Nona Rains Preston $2,500.00
    74 Grauberger $2,000.00
    75 Grauberger-George Stevens $2,000.00
    76 Nona Rains Preston $2,500.00
    77 Libby $2,000.00
    78 Christensen $2,000.00
    79 Burchnell $2,000.00
    80 Owens $2,500.00
    81 Owens $2,500.00
    82 Owens $2,500.00
    83 Waldron $2,500.00
    84 30 foot road $2,500.00
    85 23-7 and 8 $2,800.00
    ADDITIONAL SALES 1970-1973
    PAYMENTS MADE BY
    86 Chester Blevins
    87 Clarence Colby
    88 Micheal Sanders
    89 Howell
    90 Klahn
    91 Wagstaff
    92 Joe Chase
    93 Donald Brady
    94 Glen Larson
    95 Micheal Sconogo
    96 Warren Schrader
    97 Barrow Sahor
    98 Nesbit
    99 Herbert Sahor
    100 Leonard Schroeder
    101 Jack Clark
    102 Mary Knapman
    103 Austin Glidden
    104 Dorothy Wheeler
    105 Joseph Mahoney
    106 William Bucknell
    107 Leonard McDaniel
    108 Wallace Adams
    109 Dom Solomen
    110 Max Ainsworth
    111 Robert McGinnis
    112 Earl Blevines
    113 Glen Waldron
    114 Elmer Wenko
    115 Donald Reidel
    116 Norman Taylor
    117 Gilbert Spencer
    118 Bill Preston
    119 Fred Correai
    120 Bert Wall
    121 Bertha Knotek
    122 Kenneth Owens
    123 Wallace Louchs (1)
    124 Wallace Louchs (2)
    125 Russel Stark
    126 Peter Lucal
    127 Peter Busch
    128 L. Durfraine
    129 Donald Bray
    130 James Howell
    131 Landoher
    132 James Klohn
    133 Michael Gort
    134 Tom Tinklham
    135 Bert Reid

  • Marv Chastian – Back to 1492

    Marv Chastian – Back to 1492

    A plan which is now in process of becoming federal policy ~ was hatched many years ago by two radical eco-freaks – Dave Forman the Earthfirst guy and Oregon State prof, Reed Noss.

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    “It is a bold attempt to grope our way back to October 1492 and find a different trail, a trail overgrown and nearly forgotten” – Words of Dave Forman, founder of Earth First – and more recently, a director of The Sierra Club. He goes on to describe his intellectual child, The Wildlands Plan: “We seek wolf tracks rather than gold” . . “Return big, charismatic species such as buffalo, grizzly bears, elk, wolves, puma (otherwise known as cougars) to their pre-Columbian haunts.” These are words he used to describe his plan for America – about 20 years ago. At the time, it appeared to be just another crazy rant. Today, it is a shadow plan being stealthily realized by government fiat.
    He goes on: “a vast system of connected wilderness reserves that would crisscross the continent . These reserves would dwarf the largest national parks. Rather than build roads, laborers would remove existing ones, along with dams, power lines and other human-made structures. Planners would choose the reserve sites with plants and animals, not people , in mind, selecting them not for recreational opportunities, but for their ecological potential. Up to half the contiguous United States would be involved in a transformation whereby “islands” of civilization would be surrounded by wilderness tracts and corridors.”
    Note: since the animals would be connected, the people would not – except by air – and probably we would be forbidden to use airplanes, since they might disturb the animals.

    “We live for the day when grizzlies in Chihuahua have an unbroken connection to grizzlies in Alaska, when grey wolf populations are continuous from New Mexico to Greenland, when vast, unbroken forests and flowing plains again thrive and support pre-Columian populations of plants and animals”. So says Forman and co-author Reed Noss, prof at Oregon State in Corvallis, OR.

    50 Grizzlies require about 12 million acres – about a dozen Olympic National Parks)

    “Our goal is to create a new political reality based on the needs of other species”, Forman. In 1492, Cholera, rabies, smallpox, yellow fever were rampant. Without modern medicine, industry, etc and with people stacked up in big city high rises, they would become rampant again.

    You can bet the half of the US to be converted to an animal park is the Western Half – not the Eastern. It starts with places such as the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. Not too many people live here. It you destroy their livelihoods and industry, they will leave on their own.

    This is the philosophy behind the Elwha fiasco. Salmon is simply a word thrown in to get the backing of the public. But destroying the only spawning area for Elwha salmon certainly is not the way to enhance them. Forman’s dream is coming true. Do you like it?

    Government has already torn up many forest roads. Bureaucrats are working to deny people water, insist on huge “buffer zones” for most everything. They like to call it “science”. But it has all the earmarks of religion. Real science is that which you can prove. Unproven theories can just as easily be religion as science.

    For a dozen years bureaucrats working on unproven theories have denied us the use of a fabulous 70 acre piece of ground right next to the Port Angeles harbor. A few years ago, they denied us the valuable use of another large tract of waterfront property using the tribe as their excuse. The (so called) natives are simply immigrants who’s ancestors got here earlier than our European ancestors. Yet the WILD LANDS plan hints that maybe they will be allowed to stay in the great animal park to hunt with bow and arrow? I don’t think so. But, the idea is loaded with sentimentality – so they use it.

    One interesting and revealing clue about the true philosophy of modern “animal rights activists” is their selection of the species they attribute rights to. They are nearly all predators. Early settlers battled hugely against predators. Predators killed their livestock and sometimes people. To encourage people with the necessary skills and weapons, they put bounties on wolves and other predatory creatures. And I recall from my youth, men I knew who made their living off those bounties. Today, those bounties have been replaced with fines and/or imprisonment if you do kill predators. All of that helps to discourage folks from living in the country and eliminates attractive species (deer, elk, mountain goats, etc)

    I have video that shows salmon runs in the Elwha were excellent 50 years after the dams were built. Also video of the gorgeous Trumpeter Swans which visit the Elwha each winter – but not again after this coming one, and video showing the disgusting landscape and air full of rock dust when the upper lake was drawn down by only 10% back in the 90s. If your group would like to see it, let me know.

    marv@marvchastain.com

    Back to 1492

    I introduced you to MARV CHASTAIN

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    Let me re-introduce you to GEORGE C. RAINS SR. my Dad.

    The Long Range Plan of NPS 1944-2016

    The Long Range Plan of NPS 1944-2016

    In a conversation at Sol Duc Hot Springs between the acting Olympic National Park Superintendent Preston Macy and my father George C. Rains Sr. in 1944.

    “George, I should not tell you this, but the long range plan of the National Park Service is to take the whole Olympic Peninsula over and put it in the Olympic National Park and move everyone off the Olympic Peninsula.”

    JULY  2011, POSTED  BY CITIZENS REVIEW ONLINE

    Conspiracy Exposed – Citizen Review Online

    www.citizenreviewonline.org/2011/Jul/George_Rains_Statements.pdf

    The notarized document “Conspiracy Exposed” was written on Oct. 8,1992 by. George C. Rains Sr. when he was 77 years old. The referenced “Conspiracy” was …

    Another chapter in the Book of Revelations by Pearl Revere

    The Long Range Plan of the National Park Service 1944-2016  is Exposed

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    My Dad and Marv are gone….

    They were two old timers with a history and  they had “living memories” of how it used to be in America. They spent many years of their lives trying to protect our rights.

    Dad and Marv may rest in peace, now that Donald J. Trump is President of the United States Of America

    They were two of many, since day one, who acknowledged, encouraged, supported and enabled me in my endeavor to become an American Somebody.

    Jan 26, 2011, American Citizens were afraid of what their  government was going to do to them.   That was unacceptable to me. And, I thought somebody should do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody, and I have been doing something about that ever since.

    Donald J. Trump is President. I have “living memories” of how it used to be in America.

    Behind My Back | Find Your Park Forget Me Not

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/02/13/find-your-park-forget-me-not/

    Feb 13, 2016 – UNBELIEVABLE… Find Your Park Forget Me Not. Built in 1910 and 1926 respectively, the Elwha dam (108 feet high) and Glines Canyon dam …
    And, I shall continue to support my President.

     


  • WSDOT is Planning the New Elwha Bridge

    WSDOT is Planning The New Elwha Bridge

    Replacing the  Elwha River Bridge is a “Federal” top down government issue.

    I emailed my Mar 9, 2017 comment to the elected that should be concerned?   And others that are genuinely concerned.

    WSDOT is working now on (option #7)  bridge design, environmental issues, land acquisition, permitting and programming. MAR 3, 2017.

    WSDOT is ONLY planning the “Transportation” future of Clallam County’s  lifeline of highway 101.

    I saw the new proposed option #7 bridge design on Mar 7, 2017, and I immediately saw the possibilities for CLALLAM COUNTY’S ECONOMIC  FUTURE LIFELINE OF TOURISM.

    The bad news  on Mar 7, 2017?  I was informed that  there has been NO planning, cooperation or coordination between WSDOT and Clallam County elected officials on the New Elwha Bridge. period

    Someone suggested that I go to a Commissioners meeting, and give them my two (2) minutes worth.

    This is not a bottom up government issue, this is a top down government issue.

    “Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”

    So as a concerned Clallam County citizen I posted this on my website.

    The New Elwha Bridge and Rest Stop?

    Posted on March 9, 2017 10:29 am by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment

    The New Elwha Bridge and Rest Stop? The possibilities are endless

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    Indeed, Replacing the  Elwha River Bridge is a “Federal” top down government issue. I emailed my comment to the elected that should be concerned?   And others that are genuinely concerned

    WA State’s elected Federal Rep. Derek Kilmer and his new local rep.

    WA State elected Reps Steve Tharinger, Kevin Van DeWege, and Mike Chapman.

    Clallam County elected Commissioners, Mark Mosias, Bill Peach and Randy Johnson, and, elected DCD director Mary Ellen Winborn.

    I sent it to WSDOT as a public comment

    I sent it  ONP Brian Winters project manager for the Dam Removals. As an informed Clallam County citizen there is also the issue of Federal accountability, responsibility, restoration for the irreparable destruction of the bridge caused by the removal of the Elwha River Dams and the tribes manmade log jams upriver from the bridge.

    Behind My Back | Battered by Dam Removal – Elwha Bridge

    www.behindmyback.org/2017/01/…/battered-by-dam-removal-elwha-bridge-destroye…

    Jan 11, 2017 – Battered by Dam Removal Elwha Bridge Destroyed A DAM TRAGEDY THE ELWHA RIVER BRIDGE MARCH 11, 2016 Andy Ritchie, project …

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    And the cost of replacing the Battered Elwha River Bridge is only $29.5 million dollars of tax payers money.

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    A DAM TRAGEDY THE ELWHA RIVER BRIDGE

    The feds removed the Elwha River Dams. The Tribes got what they wanted for the fish, the Feds financed the removal of the Elwha River Dams with citizens taxpayer money. When the feds removed the dams, the citizens of Clallam County were the biggest losers. Citizens  lost their clean inexpensive hydro electric power producing dams, flood protection, and water storage for drought.

    The tribes were allowed by the feds to install huge manmade log jams for the fish on the Elwha River inside the Olympic National Park.

    During subsequent  flooding events, Nov 17, 2015, a devastating flood event occurred, the 300,000 public tourists and  private land Inholders  access road to Olympic National Park was lost, Gated by the ONP.

    During subsequent  flooding events the huge logs from the tribes manmade log jams became battering rams that destroyed public and Inholder campground recreational facilities. And, eventually battered and destroyed the Elwha River Bridge.

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    Restitution from  the federal government to the citizens of Clallam County for the financial loss incurred by the removal of the Elwha River Dams, is long overdue.

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     March 7, 2017  After looking at the WSDOT plans for the New Elwha Bridge and the  importance of Norm’s Resort property plus the WDFW boat launch property combined is nearly 50 acres of previously developed recreational land.

    The importance to the citizens of Clallam County, the economic necessity for tourism, Indeed, the possibilities and opportunity for a Clallam County rest stop, picnic area, a river walk on both sides of the Elwha River, that could provide another new Clallam County Recreational Park.

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    WSDOT is planning Clallam County’s transportation future. period

     The limited opportunities to get the rest area/river walk/picnic area/camping area idea in front of WSDOT in support of coordinated planning with the Clallam County Board of commissioners, prompted the posting on my website.

    The New Elwha Bridge and Rest Stop?

    Clallam County elected representatives should be in position “NOW”  to plan the Economic future of its citizens with WSDOT so they can do something about it “NOW”

     “Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”

    How important is Clallam County’s economy

    Mar 12,2017 I called our local newspaper  PDN and  and radio station KONP

    They have access to my comment “The New Elwha Bridge and Rest Stop?”

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    I was reminded, that there is public tourist recreational access on the Elwha River

    The Highway 112  The Elwha River Trail bridge.   This segment of ODT starts with a crossing of the Elwha River on a new 586 ft trail bridge suspended 70 ft above the river underneath the auto deck. with views of the river and flood plain below.

    INDEED, THE ODT A CYCLING DREAM COME TRUE

    ATTRACTION: MOUNTAIN BIKE ENTHUSIASTS

    MAY YOU BE YOUNG ENOUGH AND FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO RIDE THE DREAM!

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    PUBLIC RECREATIONAL ACCESS TO ELWHA RIVER PUBLIC FACILITIES

    TO THE EXCLUSION OF OTHERS THAT ARE TOO OLD, DISABLED AND HAVE  LESS INCOME?

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    The New Elwha Bridge and Norm’s Resort

    Who’s Norm?  What’s he got to do with it?

    IN 1979  Norm’s Resort on the Elwha River gave free public recreational access on ten or more acres of private land.

    Norm’s Resort  was at the intersection of the Highway 101 Elwha River Bridge and the defunct Olympic Hot Springs Road.

    As a  witness with living memory of what Norm’s Resort provided to our community

    Norm’s Resort provided “we the people”  and tourists with free public access,  a peaceful walk on the banks of the Elwha River under towering trees, fishing holes to fish in, a store, cabins, picnic area and rental boats.

    What a store it was… a very public establishment with very friendly people, food, snacks and then there was the fishing tackle.

    How do I know all this stuff about NORM’S RESORT?  because it was personal.

    In 1979, my two teenage sons and i spent an entire summer at our family Elwha River. “Inholders” recreational property inside the Olympic National Park,  accessed using the Olympic Hot Springs Road.

    The boys spent half of their time fly fishing, and the other half of their time walking 3 miles on the Olympic Hot Springs Road (one way) down to NORM’S RESORT to replenish their mosquito flies.

    The old guys met, drank coffee, socialized and even spent their time to teach my boys how to play “Ship Captain and Crew”

    NORM’S RESORT  was the go to Place. And it was very busy.

    Got tourists? Need fishing gear? Got milk? Need groceries?

    Indeed, in 1979 Clallam County had millions of tourist and our city and county flourished.

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    i could stop at this point because it’s personal, But I won’t because IT IS PERSONAL

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    Later in the early 1980’s, Norm’s Resort provided their  boats to the Clallam County  Law Enforcement Explorer Post.( LEEP’S)  for search and rescue.

    As a  witness with living memory of  what NORM’S RESORT PROVIDED TO OUR COMMUNITY

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    A drunk driver missed the curve at the Elwha River bridge on highway 101.

    Directly in front of NORM’S RESORT, the truck flipped upside down as it plunged into the river

    A  young woman was thrown from the truck and missing in the Elwha River.

    The response was Clallam County search and rescue, the Sheriff’s Dept. dive team, Reserve’s and The Law Enforcement Explorer Post.( LEEP’S) and an advisor (Pearl Hewett).

    NORM volunteered his small rental row boats to The Law Enforcement Explorer Post.

    ( LEEP’S) SEARCH AND RESCUE TEENAGERS and an advisor (Pearl Hewett) so they could search for young woman.

    The Sheriff’s Dept. dive team gave up their search and left.

    With due diligence and perseverance the  ( LEEP’S) SEARCH AND RESCUE TEENAGERS and an advisor (Pearl Hewett) continued the search up and down the river in the NORM’S RESORT small rental row boats.

    That afternoon a 14 year old member of the LEEP and an advisor (Pearl Hewett) found  the body of the young woman, pinned underwater in a log jam, on an island in the middle of the Elwha River.

    (I could stop at this point)

    But, I won’t…. It was a traumatic incident for both the 14 year old and myself.

    Our boat came to rest in the log jam directly over her body, her lost wooden clog was above her,  an unbearable  view of her.  The 14 year old boy jumped up to get out of the boat, I made him sit down, he said he was going to be sick.

    The Elwha River was roaring so loudly it took us over a half an hour of yelling to attract the attention of someone one the east bank. (no cell phones back then)

    Using hand gestures we indicated that we had found her body.

    We sat in the boat and waited. while another teenage  LEEP ran up to Norm’s store and called the Sheriffs Dept.

    We sat in the boat and waited  until the Sheriff Dept Dive team arrived.

    We sat in the boat and watched as the Dive team tied off her body so it would not  be washed downstream.

    We sat in the boat and watched as she was pulled across the river and laid face down in a sheriff’s Dept. boat.

    Traumatic? face down? because rigor had her knees bent and set at a 90 degree angle ….and the purple socks she was wearing….

    THE PDN REPORTED on the incident

    WITH NO MENTION OF THE PART THE TEENAGE  LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPLORER POST.( LEEP’S) PLAYED in finding and recovering.

    Indeed, the destruction of NORM’S RESORT is personal.

    AND NOW 2017 ?  use the same worst case scenario?

    A drowning recovery on the Elwha River without Norm’s Resort and his small rental boats?

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    Yep… It’s Personal…

    IN 1979 WE HAD FREE ACCESS TO ELWHA RIVER  RECREATION ON PRIVATE LAND

    IN 2013 REQUESTS WERE MADE IN PUBLIC COMMENTS ON THE SHORELINE MANAGEMENT UPDATE (SMP)

    REQUESTING, THAT THE NEARLY 50 ACRES IN U.S.A. LIMBO LAND, SHOULD BE GIVEN TO CLALLAM COUNTY FOR PUBLIC ACCESS.

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    MAR 3, 2017 ENGINEERS ARE LOOKING AT BUILDING A 36-FOOT-WIDE BRIDGE WITH 12-FOOT LANES FOR VEHICLES AND 6-FOOT PEDESTRIAN LANES, WYNANDS SAID.

    MAR 9, 2017 I posted, The New Elwha Bridge and Rest Stop? The possibilities are endless

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    March 13, 2017 Rep Derek Kilmer’s News Letter….

    Subject: Helping Those in Need

    Kilmer’s bottom line,  PLEASE DON’T HESITATE TO HOLLER IF I CAN BE OF ASSISTANCE.

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    MARCH 14, 2017,  I  post another comment first

    “WSDOT is Planning The New Elwha Bridge”

    Then, I email my comment to the elected that should be concerned?  

    And others that are genuinely concerned.

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    HELLO REPRESENTATIVE DEREK KILMER…..

     I AM REQUESTING THAT THE NEARLY  50 ACRES OF HISTORIC PUBLIC RECREATIONAL IN CLALLAM COUNTY, OWNED BY THE U.S.A. IN LIMBO LAND,   BE GIVEN BACK TO THE CLALLAM COUNTY etal.,  ELECTED COMMISSIONERS FOR THE ECONOMIC RECOVER OF TOURISM.

    Other opportunities,  I encourage anyone interested, from the public side of this equation, to send a comment to your elected federal state representative, a comment for WSDOT

    And, a note of support, for the idea to the Clallam County Board of commissioners.

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    Department of Transportation designing new Elwha River bridge for …

    www.peninsuladailynews.com/news/department-of-transportation-designing-new-elw…

    Mar 3, 2017 – Department of Transportation designing new Elwha River bridge for … after funding and permitting the new bridge, plans would likely move …

    The public overwhelmingly told DOT it should replace the bridge and put it on a new alignment. The cities of Forks and Port Angeles, Clallam County and the Port of Port Angeles also urged DOT to build on a new alignment.

    DOT is working now on bridge design, environmental issues, land acquisition, permitting and programming, Wynands said.

    ENGINEERS ARE LOOKING AT BUILDING A 36-FOOT-WIDE BRIDGE WITH 12-FOOT LANES FOR VEHICLES AND 6-FOOT PEDESTRIAN LANES, HE SAID.

    He said the hope is DOT will acquire funding during this legislative session. DOT has submitted its budget and requested about $29.5 million, he said.


  • UN Agenda 21 is Anti-American Everything

    THE PERILS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

    Print, 2012 by Rene’ Holaday (Author)

    “The Perils of Sustainable Development” is about “The United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda 21”, and how Sustainable Development plans to completely abolish things like private property rights, individual rights, air conditioning, driving of vehicles, rural living, meat consumption, livestock ownership, farming, logging, and much much more.

    It is written in a way that makes it an “easy and a quick read” that will provide the reader with an instant basic outline of all the most important facts, so that you don’t have to spend years weeding through endless deceptive government documents and websites!

    Six years of solid research has pulled together a complete picture of what the UN has in store for the United States, and what has already been covertly accomplished in our great nation. It is a compilation of all the most important facts and glaringly incriminating quotes.

    It also supplies the reader with Resolution Templates and blueprint action plans that have already been successful in over 57 cities, counties, and two states in the USA. The reader can use these “blueprints” in order to start putting their own plans of action into progress in their own local areas to put a stop to these UN programs.

    This book is also highly recommended for use by our elected officials, regardless of party affiliation.

    If you enjoy your private property rights and other essential American values, this is a “must have” book that will show you what is going on and what we can do about it!

    When deception has been the central theme of these UN programs, every American needs this information before it is too late for the entire nation.

    It also contains multiple maps that outline affected areas, regional governance, and much more.

    You will need to know- do you even know if you live in an area deemed by the UN to be a “Wildlife Corridor” that will allow little to no human use within the next few years?

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    Rene Holaday has given many years to compiling a seminal work on the
    agenda of the United Nations and its manipulators. We had best take
    notice and work at least as hard as she has and with as much
    dedication, to thwart their efforts at destroying the United States of
    America. Thank you Rene.
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    Rene Holaday Book Review – The Wild Olympics Scam

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    review of the perils of sustainable development” … By LMackowiak. Rene Holaday has given many years to compiling a seminal work on the agenda of the …

    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars

    If you want to EAT, then read and understand this book., May 15, 2012
    By D. T. Jewett “Computer Sleuth” (Northwest Rockies) – See all my reviews
    (REAL NAME)    This review is from: The Perils of Sustainable
    Development (Perfect Paperback)


    This book contains a wealth of information on the U.N. and their
    Agenda-21/sustainable development. It discusses how Agenda-21 came to
    be, the strategies and tactics used to implement it throughout the
    U.S. and the world, and the ramifications for all of us if it is to
    succeed.

    The book could make a stronger case for opposing Agenda-21. Just go
    back to the USSR; to the mass starvation in the Ukraine, and many
    other instances where government has taken control over the means of
    food production, and you’ll see that giving government this kind of
    power is akin to signing our own death warrants.

    History has shown that the greatest prosperity for the largest number
    of people comes about with freedom – and that every time freedom is
    constrained, there is a comparable loss of prosperity. This is never
    more important than when it comes to private property rights as the
    core of freedom – for if Agenda-21 is fully implemented, you will
    starve – literally!

    I highly recommend this book for those who want clear information on
    the U.N. and their agenda to achieve a one-world government.

    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars You’ve gotta know this., January 31, 2013
    By Sharon Glatthorn –

    This review is from: The Perils of Sustainable Development (Perfect Paperback)
    If it weren’t for those that do the research and put it out there for
    us, we’d never know what is really going on. I thank Rene’ for all her
    efforts.

    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars The Perils of Sustainable Development, January 25, 2013
    By Linda J Horsley –

    This review is from: The Perils of Sustainable Development (Perfect Paperback)
    The book was excellent. It took her six years of research. Everyone
    should read this book. A great deal of information is given to expose
    the UN Agenda 21 Sustainable Development with websites included to
    back up her information.

    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars The Perils of Sustainable Development, January 6, 2013
    By LMackowiak

    Rene Holaday has given many years to compiling a seminal work on the
    agenda of the United Nations and its manipulators. We had best take
    notice and work at least as hard as she has and with as much
    dedication, to thwart their efforts at destroying the United States of
    America. Thank you Rene.

    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and Informative

    Read, November 21, 2012
    By Sue Forde – This review is from: The Perils of Sustainable
    Development (Perfect Paperback)

    This book explains clearly the danger we are facing by way of UN
    Agenda 21 and “Sustainable Development”. It’s a must-read for every
    person who loves our country, and the Constitutional individual
    liberty it has historically offered. That is changing, and you’ll
    learn the reasons why, along with excellent suggestions for action to
    take.

    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars The Perils of sustainable Development, November 9, 2012
    By CaroleB “CaroleB” (Seattle, WA) – This review is from: The Perils
    of Sustainable Development (Perfect Paperback)

    The book is well researched and easy to understand for the
    nonpolitical person. If you don’t know anything about the United
    Nations, how it was formed and why, then this is a must read.

    Read how Agenda 21 which has been kept out of the media for years while it has been implemented in towns, cities and school districts across the
    United States, all while the general population has been kept in the
    dark.

    Like an octopus with powerful tentacles we are being choked out
    of having our voices heard,regulations upon regulations applied to our
    daily lives, and we are completely unaware how this is taking place.

    I recommend this for every person in America, and especially for
    teachers in order to reclaim our schools from the purposely dumbed
    down curriculum being handed down from the federal level. They don’t
    need educated people which are harder to control, they need workers.
    Cities and schools, stop taking the federal money, they are
    controlling you with the debt you are accumulating.

    Anytime they want a ‘consensus’ on an issue instead of a vote by the majority, be suspicious! We have been manipulated to be ‘politically correct’, now
    is the time to speak out.


    Every solider who thinks they are serving America needs to read this
    book, and know their services are in fact being indirectly directed by
    the United Nations.

    America is crumbling from within and this easy to
    read book explains how it has all been manufactured for us to fail.
    The tentacles have grown long and strong while Americans have been
    asleep, can we awake in time?

    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Perils of Sustainable Development, October 22, 2012
    By Karl Spees, MD (retired) – This review is from: The Perils of
    Sustainable Development (Perfect Paperback)
    The Perils of Sustainable Development by Rene’ Holaday

    In 2010 our study group consulted Rene’ Holaday when we were
    struggling to understand the `why’s’ behind some of the current
    self-destructive U.S. governmental policies.

    Rene’ Holaday’s extensive research is reflected in her 2012 book, The
    Perils of Sustainable Development. Despite being encyclopedic in
    scope, it was/is an easy read. As you zip thru the chapters, the book
    provides the missing pieces of the puzzle and connects the dots of the
    surreptitious convoluted United Nations Agenda to establish an all
    powerful one world government.

    Completing Rene’s excellent work is the equivalent of taking a
    university level course on UN Agenda 21. Personally, I have purchased
    multiple copies of Rene’s book as loaner copies which are well
    received.

    The UN Agenda 21 represents an under appreciated danger to our U.S.
    Constitutional Republic and the American Dream. Only by core groups of
    responsible, proactive citizens educating themselves on this
    pernicious covert scheme of the radical Globalists, will we disrupt
    this malignant threat to our God given rights and freedoms.

    Karl Spees, MD (retired) Concerned American

    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A must read – and a great gift idea, August 15, 2012
    By Jim in Seattle “Jim” (Seattle, USA) The Perils of Sustainable
    Development (Perfect Paperback)

    This book is well researched and easy to read. It spells out the truth
    about UN Agenda 21 and what the environmental left has been doing to
    strip away our rights as Americans.

    Many people don’t know about this destructive international effort to
    control our land, our water and our population, but it is real and
    needs to be understood. This is not conspiracy theory stuff. It is
    serious. This book will give you the knowledge to talk intelligently
    about this subject to others. It is also something to consider as a
    gift for others.


    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars An insidious agenda, August 7, 2012
    By DBred – This review is from: The Perils of Sustainable Development
    (Perfect Paperback)

    Rene exposes what I found when researching why so much time, money and
    effort were being spent to push the blatantly false science of Global
    Warming. Sustainable Development, also known as Agenda 21, has
    tentacles that reach deep into much of our government.
    Environmentalism was the vehicle chosen by the UN to push this agenda
    because it was a common thread amongst all countries of the world. The
    ultimate goal of the agenda has nothing to do with the environment.
    This deceptive agenda has infected our government under both parties
    and must be stopped!
    This is a must read.

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    The Triune That Would Steal Our Liberty | North Western Research …

    Remarks given by Sue Forde to the Republican Women of Clallam County.

    March 11, 2013. Sequim,WA.

    The move to replace our Constitution with the principles behind the Wildlands Project, UN Agenda 21 and The Earth charter is an “American” issue, not a political one.  This agenda affects each and every one of us, stealing our liberty and our rights under the US and WA State Constitutions.

    Article I, Section I of the State Constitution says:The Wildlands Project, UN Agenda 21, and The Earth Charter:

    These three concepts  are The Triune That Would Steal Our Liberty blend together for a common purpose.

    That purpose: To control our lives in every area.

    by definition: Triune consisting of three in one (used especially with reference to the Trinity)

    snippets

    What Can We Do?

    Educate your elected representatives, and put the heat on them at every turn to do the right thing – get rid of these anti-American ideas that have infiltrated our government agencies.  A couple of good books to help in this effort include: Print, 2012  The Perils of Sustainable Development by Rene Holaday, and Behind the Green Mask Publication date: 09/02/2011 by Rosa Koire (who founded Democrats against UN Agenda 21), both available through Amazon.com.

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    Nov 3, 2015The University of California at Davis Library has placed the book, BEHIND THE GREEN MASK: Democrats against UN Agenda 21, in its Political Right Wing Pamphlet Collection.

    Rather than holding the book in its open stacks, the book is for use within the library only, and is held within a larger Radical Pamphlet Collection. This obviously indicates to any student who would read it that the book is considered to be a radical, dangerous, conspiracy book that is only to be read as an example of something that goes against the values of sane, intelligent university-goers. 

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    patriot radio 09/06/2016 – rene’ holaday – REP. MATT SHEA – Podbean

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    Sep 6, 2016 – REP. MATT SHEAPATRIOT RADIO header image 1. PATRIOT RADIO 09/06/2016 – RENE’ HOLADAY is the author of …THE PERILS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

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    The bottom line

    Thank God, Trump was elected president.

    America First

    Americanization Not Globalization


  • Obama’s Next Executive Order?

    Chicago Violence: Silent March Memorializes More Than 760 Killed

    After Saturday’s march on New Years Day 2016, the 760  crosses will be placed in a vacant lot on the Chicago’s South Side.

    President and Mrs. Obama, with the eyes of the nation and the world upon the devastation in Chicago, the time has come to stand with courage and certainty to answer the question

    Will Obama’s next Executive Order  be to send in federal dump trucks, pick up the crosses  and destroy them because they might offend someone?

    Must your answer be the same as the mantra of your Presidency—a resounding “YES I CAN!  I’VE GOT A PEN!”

    Image: Residents And Activists Hold Anti-Violence March After Deadly Year In Chicago

    RESIDENTS, ACTIVISTS, AND FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS OF VICTIMS OF GUN VIOLENCE MARCH DOWN MICHIGAN AVENUE CARRYING NEARLY 800 WOODEN CROSSES BEARING THE NAMES OF PEOPLE MURDERED IN THE CITY IN 2016 ON DECEMBER 31, 2016 IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. NEARLY 800 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MURDERED IN THE CITY THIS YEAR AND MORE THAN 4000 SHOT AS THE CITY COPES WITH ITS MOST VIOLENT YEAR IN TWO DECADES.

    ON NEW YEARS EVE WHILE THE REST OF THE WORLD WAS MAKING HAPPY there was a short blurb across the bottom of the TV screen on Fox News about your.….

    Silent march through downtown Chicago marks year of violence | The …

    www.spokesman.com/…/2016/dec/31/silent-march-through-downtown-chicago-mark…

    Silent march through downtown Chicago marks year of violence. SATURDAY, DEC. 31, 2016, 3:42 P.M.. ×. – / 2. Show captions. Showing image 1 of 2.

    INDEED, THERE WAS NO BIG TV NEWS STORY ALERT, THERE WERE NO PICTURES FLASHING ACROSS THE TV SCREEN, WHILE IN…

    CHICAGO — Hundreds of people carried crosses Saturday for each person slain in Chicago this year during a quiet march along Michigan Avenue.

    The 3-foot-tall crosses were each engraved with the name of a homicide victim. The silence of the march was punctuated by demonstrators who spoke each name aloud. Authorities say more than 760 people were killed in Chicago in 2016. There were fewer than 500 homicides in the city last year.

    March organizer the Rev. Michael Pfleger said he hopes the visuals of the protest along Chicago’s premiere retail street will inspire people to take action to reduce violence in 2017.

    “This is a Chicago problem,” Pfleger said. “The reason we’re on Michigan Avenue is because this is a Chicago problem. And until everybody in Chicago decides it’s their problem we’re not going to end it.”

    Before the march Kelly Fitzgerald Clark found a cross with the name of her late husband. She cried as her son waded into a sea of crosses and retrieved it.

    “WE THOUGHT NOBODY CARED,” SHE SAID. “I LOST MY HUSBAND IN FEBRUARY. HOMICIDE. WE DIDN’T KNOW IT WAS GOING TO BE LIKE THIS.”

    THE CROSSES WERE MADE BY GREG ZANIS, OF AURORA.

    “I JUST WANT TO TELL EVERYBODY MY HEART’S BROKEN FOR YOU,” ZANIS SAID. “I DON’T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO BUT I DID A LITTLE BIT OF WORK FOR YOU GUYS.”

    After Saturday’s march, the crosses will be placed in a vacant lot on the city’s South Side.

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    VIOLENCE IN AMERICA IS A NATIONAL PROBLEM NOT JUST A CHICAGO PROBLEM.

    Chicago is just one example of Obama’s failed government leadership 2009-2016

    THE MOST BASIC DUTY OF GOVERNMENT IS TO DEFEND THE LIVES OF ITS OWN CITIZENS. ANY GOVERNMENT THAT FAILS TO DO SO IS A GOVERNMENT UNWORTHY TO LEAD.

    The chiefly black South Side of Chicago is in a Depression. The problems have persisted for years and have grown worse.

    In 2009 published reports, 508 Chicago children were shot during a 16 month span with 25 killed.

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    VINCENT J. BOVE On Oct. 6, 2009 I addressed the Chicago crisis with registered letters to President Obama, the U.S. Department of Justice, and numerous officials of Chicago and the State of Illinois. OCTOBER 6, 2009 CALLING ON PRESIDENT OBAMA TO COMMIT RESOURCES TO STOP THE VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO

     

    LETTER TO PRESIDENT AND MRS. OBAMA

    October 6, 2009

    President and Mrs. Obama
    The White House
    1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20500

    Dear President and Mrs. Obama,

    Now that lobbying for hosting the 2016 Olympic Games is behind us, a more urgent task is at hand. It is time for an Olympian effort to end the bloodshed plaguing the communities of Chicago.

    I implore you to make the elimination of violence in the windy city a top priority of your administration. If we agree that it would have been a worthwhile investment to prepare the city to host the 2016 Olympics, how much more is the value of human life? We must work to find a way to save lives, reduce hostility, and create a national model for the “audacity of hope” in all our urban areas suffering the scourge of senseless brutality.

    So I propose that the White House declare a Stop the Violence Olympics for Chicago. As immediately as is possible, an organizing effort should be made on the same scale as would have been necessary to prepare the city for the Olympics. Resources from throughout government, private industry, and the local community must be brought together in a collaborative effort that will serve notice that violence will no longer be tolerated.

    In addition, a torch should be lit in the city and remain burning as a reminder and symbol to all that we are serious about bringing change and hope to the affected Chicago communities.

    President and Mrs. Obama, with the eyes of the nation and the world upon the devastation in Chicago, the time has come to stand with courage and certainty to answer the question “Can they stop the violence on the streets of Chicago?”

    The only answer must be the same as the mantra of your Presidency—a resounding “YES WE CAN!”

    Respectfully,

    Vincent J.Bove

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    The problems have persisted for years and have grown worse.

    Third World America 2012: A Country at War with Itself

    More Shooting Deaths in Chicago than in Afghanistan So Far This Year

    On June 25, 2012, the New York Times ran a front page story about the 38% rise in killings in Chicago. Most of the deaths were due to black on black crime. Again, Chicago has a lot of crime, and it is not limited to black communities, but the fact is that crime is concentrated in gang dominated black communities and in non-black communities where non-black gangs have taken hold. Gang warfare has exacerbated the problem:

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    The problems have persisted for years and have grown worse.

    January 2016 published reports, the Chicago Tribune reported that “nearly half of young black men in Chicago are neither in school nor working.”

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    Published January 01, 2017

    Chicago Murders 2016: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Heavy.com

    heavy.com/…/chicagomurders2016homicideshootingsmurder-rate-chi-raq-police-…
    Chicago Police Department added a new photo (with red hearts).

    Published 10:24 pm EST, January 1, 2017 Updated 10:53 pm EST, January 1, 2017 1 Comment By Jessica … Altogether, 762 people were murdered in Chicago in 2016, police said. … Created on Chicago Police Department website. … The city recorded 3,550 shooting incidents and 4,331 shooting victims, reported ABC 7.

    The number of murders in Chicago in 2016 was the highest in almost 20 years and more than Los Angeles and New York combined.

    The staggering numbers led a police spokesman to call it an “unacceptable rise in violence.”

    Altogether, 762 people were murdered in Chicago in 2016, police said. The numbers have prompted some to call Chicago “Chi-raq.”

    Police are blaming everything from lax gun laws to anger at police.

    The latter contention is controversial and is sometimes called the “Ferguson effect.” (Sorry Jessica, the link to shrinks Ferguson effect is not a fact)

    How big of a jump was it? In 2015, Chicago saw 480 murders. The 2016 murder numbers represent a 57 percent increase over the previous year, the biggest jump in 60 years.

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    Jan 2, 2017 Facts added for the understanding of a reasonable person

    In August 2016, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner passed a gun control law

    The governor(R) and House Republican Leader Jim Durkin made it clear that the law is aimed at reducing crime in Chicago.

    In August 2016, Durkin said that 425 people have been murdered with guns in Chicago so far this year, and another 2,320 have been wounded.

    By Dec 31, 2016, 762 people were murdered in Chicago,  3,550 shooting incidents and 4,331 shooting victims

    The number of murders in Chicago in 2016 was the highest in almost 20 years and more than Los Angeles and New York combined.

    Jan 2, 2017  Just asking …. HOW’S THIS GUN CONTROL LAW WORKING OUT FOR CHICAGO?

    REMEMBER In 2009 published reports, 508 Chicago children were shot during a 16 month span with 25 killed.

    The problems have persisted for years and have grown worse.

    Just asking? How big of a jump was it from a 16 month span in 2009, when 508 Chicago children were shot with 25 killed.?

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    continued…

    The numbers come after years of violent crime declines in major cities.

    Here’s what you need to know:

    1. Chicago’s Police Superintendent Is Blaming Anti-Police Anger For ‘Emboldening’ Criminals

    2. Chicago Also Recorded Thousands of Non-Fatal Shootings

    3. More Than Two Dozen People Were Shot in the Last Week of December Alone

    4. Police Confiscated More Guns & Made More Gun Arrests in 2016

    5. The Recent Murders Range From Domestic Violence to Attacks on Business Owners

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    Chicago records 762 homicides in 2016, up 57 percent from previous …

    www.foxnews.com/us/2017/…/1-chicagos-bloodiest-years-ends-with-762-homicides.htm…

    22 hours ago – The city of Chicago recorded 762 homicides in 2016 — an average of two … Published January 01, 2017 … The bulk of the deaths and shooting incidents, which jumped from … The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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    Illinois has voted Democratic in the past six presidential elections
    So, It surprised no one that Democrat Barack Obama, who represented Illinois in the U.S. Senate, won Illinois in 2008

    The most unbelievable facts from 2012 to 2016 are…

    Illinois voters re-elected Democrat  Obama in 2012

    And, in the 2016  Illinois  gave their 20 electoral votes  to another Democrat Hillary Clinton.


  • I Am Campaigning for Donald Trump

    Anywhere American citizens gather is an opportunity for you to identify yourself as a Trump supporters.  I do that in  two very simple ways to identify myself, I have Trump bumper stickers on my car and I wear a Trump hat.

    This is my most heart felt example.

    People gather at grocery stores, this is what happened while I was standing in the check out line at my local Safeway store. I was wearing my Trump hat.. An elderly man and his wife were standing behind me.

    When I turned around and looked at them, he was wearing a Veteran’s of Foreign Wars hat, he looked at my Trump hat and  said, in a loud  amazed voice,  “Look Ma, it’s another Republican” (like there are only three of us in Clallam County WA)

    He grabbed my arm and said “God bless you girl” (I’m 74 years old)

    I told them, “I am the designated Trump campaign chairperson for Clallam County WA. and there are a whole bunch of us, local Republican Trump Supporters, you are not alone, we are not alone.”

    He patted my arm… and repeated….”God bless you girl” (I’ll be 75 in 27 days)

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    We have been told, that everywhere we go, we need to identify Trump supporters.

    Just saying, I’m really EASY TO IDENTIFY…  with Trump bumper stickers on my car and when I’m wearing my Trump hat.

    Where ever citizens gather, where ever I go….people identify me, they approach me to start the one on one conversations about Donald J. Trump for President of the United States of America.

    The bottom line…

    Let’s call it ” The local word of mouth to mouth resuscitation of America” Trump will make America great and safe again”

    More examples…. where people gather….

    The cash machine ATM at my bank. Two young 20 something guys…  Ask about my bumper stickers… Why support and vote for Trump? My best local answer JOBS and the economy. I ask them a question How’s the liberal system working out for you and your family?

    Locally talking about Radical Islamic terrorism not so much, the FBI caught the lone wolf self radicalized ISIS terrorist in small rural town Aberdeen WA,  who knew? who knows? There was no liberal media press about it!

    I notice an older man in the back seat of their car, he is the DAD of one of the young guys.. He’s been eaves dropping and comments that he has been trying knock some sense into their heads.. I gave a thumbs up to Trump supporter dad, and told him to keep up the good work…

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    The cash machine ATM at my bank, my bumper stickers again… An older lady, a long time legal  immigrant from Russia, walks over to me and asks me how to respond when people say they are afraid of Trump? How? Good grief… she knows how to answer questions on FEAR she immigrated from Russia,  in 2016 the people in United States of America. The citizens of the most powerful nation in the world are living in FEAR FROM ISIS RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISTS IMMIGRATION.

    I fear the U.S. Democratic policies on immigration, (love will find a way) Indeed, Homeland Security and the FBI’s directive to Americans living in the home of the brave and land of the free is…RUN and HIDE. and to fight as a lost resort, unarmed in gun free zones during active shooter event.

    I like Trumps questions,  How’s the liberal run and hide system protecting, you from the terrorism unleashed by unvested, and unidentified immigrants working out for you and your family in America, Orlando, Florida etc. In Europe, France, Germany. in Paris, Brussels, Cologne, etc.?

    And, Lord knows I love and support Trump for his answers

    As President of the United States, Donald J. Trump won’t run and he won’t hide,  HE WILL FIGHT  immediately to make America strong and safe.. AGAIN

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    More examples…. where people gather…. The local ARCO station pumping gas. my bumper stickers

    A car drives up beside me with two men in it, with two big green kayaks, strapped to the top of the car. I look at them and I THINK.. two radical green Democratic environmental activists. They look at me and ask “Where did you get the Trump bumper stickers?” I say do you like them? Yep they say they do..

    I do my further identification, Trump campaign chair.. and I say I have some bumper stickers in my car, if I give you some  will you put them on your kayaks? Ehaw…High five from  dad and son…. “KAYAKERS FOR TRUMP”.

    So I have this rule, “never believe what you think” (it was a bumper sticker I saw years ago) I could not identify the owners of the kayaks.. so I thought the worst. They identified me, I identified them,  now as, We have been told, that everywhere we go, we need to identify Trump supporters. Indeed, this will make someones job easier identifying those Trump supporting “KAYAKERS.

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    I am just doing my small part in, in a very small county in  the Campaign to elect Donald J. Trump  as President of the United States of America.

    Let me leave you with this snippet of a letter written TEN YEARS AGO by an American Grandmother

    July 4th 2006:  When in the Course of Human events It Becomes NECESSARY “How long we continue to celebrate America’s Independence Day depends upon whether citizens and their elected officials find it necessary to secure our guaranteed unalienable rights and the domestic tranquility.”

    OUR COUNTRY’S CITIZENSHIP AND BORDERS EITHER MERIT MEANING AND PROTECTION, OR IT WILL SOON BE OVER. I SIMPLY DO NOT HAVE ANOTHER COUNTRY. I ONLY HAVE THIS COUNTRY THAT I CHERISH.

    IF ONLY FOR MY GRANDCHILDREN AND THEIR HEIRS, IT HAS BECOME LIFE-CHANGING NECESSARY FOR ME TO CONTINUE AN AGGRESSIVE ALLEGIANCE TO “ONE NATION, UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.”

    It was written by Elaine Willman, author of “Going to Pieces, the Dismantling of the United States of American”

    And, I am saying as a concerned American Grand mother in 2016.

    IF ONLY FOR MY GRANDCHILDREN AND THEIR HEIRS, IT HAS BECOME LIFE-CHANGING NECESSARY FOR ME TO CONTINUE AN AGGRESSIVE ALLEGIANCE TO “ONE NATION, UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.”

    OUR COUNTRY’S CITIZENSHIP AND BORDERS EITHER MERIT MEANING AND PROTECTION, OR IT WILL SOON BE OVER. I SIMPLY DO NOT HAVE ANOTHER COUNTRY. I ONLY HAVE THIS COUNTRY THAT I CHERISH.

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    My simple little plan.. Let’s call it ” The local word of mouth to mouth resuscitation of America” Trump will make America great and safe again”


  • The Human Toll of WA DC Edicts 2012-2016

    2012 TWO COUNTIES – same problem – water and land use REGULATIONS

    SISKIYOU COUNTY CALIF –  CLALLAM COUNTY WASHINGTON

    WHAT HAVE OUR COUNTY’S GOT IN COMMON?

     WATER AND LAND USE REGULATIONS AND LITIGATION ARE DESTROYING US.

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    2016  THREE  COUNTIES – same problem – water and land use REGULATIONS

    FEBRUARY 26, 2016  THE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC CATASTROPHE CAUSED BY (WA DC Edicts) FEDERAL CONTROL, THREE COUNTIES,  THREE STATE, SISKIYOU COUNTY CALIF –  CLALLAM COUNTY WASHINGTON And JOSEPHINE COUNTY OREGON CAUSED BY THE….

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    THIS IS A MUST READ FIRST

    BLM Bureau of Land Mismanagement

    Posted on February 29, 2016 9:33 am by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment

    February 26, 2016 Toni Webb’s  story is here… OREGON CANDIDATE EXPOSES SOCIAL, ECONOMIC CATASTROPHE CAUSED BY FEDERAL CONTROL IN JOSEPHINE COUNTY OREGON

    Liz and I both saw this … As the history of our three counties in three different states. Washington State, Oregon and Calif. Liz Bowen is from Siskiyou County, Calif. Pie N Politics Pearl Rains Hewett is from Clallam County WA

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    JUNE 10, 2016

    The Bottom line….

    Pearl Rains Hewett,  LET ME ASK AMERICA A QUESTION

    HOW HAS THE ‘SYSTEM’ BEEN WORKING OUT FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY?

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    By Donald J. Trump April 14, 2016 7:18 p.m. ET

    (unedited full text)

     LET ME ASK AMERICA A QUESTION

    HOW HAS THE ‘SYSTEM’ BEEN WORKING OUT FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY?

    Behind My Back | Let Me Ask America a Question

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/04/26/letmeaskamerica-a-question/

    Apr 26, 2016 – Let Me Ask America a Question. How has the ‘system’ been working out for you and your family? No wonder voters demand change.

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    MAY 9, 2016 DONALD J. TRUMP SAID ” AS A BUSINESSMAN I THINK REGULATIONS ARE EVEN WORSE THAN TAXES”.

    WOW, GETTING RID OF THE EPA?  Environmental Protection Agency

    THE ESA THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT?

    May 27, 2016 – Trump accused state officials of denying water to Central Valley farmers so they can send it … so they can send it out to sea ‘to protect a certain kind of threeinch fish‘. The theory that California’s water shortage is all the fault of the Environmental Protection Agency is, like most conspiracy.

    GO FIGURE? WATER FOR PEOPLE NOT A THREE INCH ENDANGERED SMELT.

    The Human Toll of WA DC Edicts 2012-2016

    Apr 26, 2016 – Let Me Ask America a Question. How has the ‘system’ been working out for you and your family? No wonder voters demand change.

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    DONALD J. TRUMP, AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, A BUSINESS MAN, WILL BE TRANSFERRING THE CONTROL OF OUR PRIVATE AND PUBLIC LANDS BACK TO WESTERN STATES, LIKE OREGON, BACK TO WE THE PEOPLE, BECAUSE IT IS SO CRITICAL TO OUR SURVIVAL.

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     The Human Toll in Siskiyou County – KARE

    www.klamathalliance.org/information/the-humantoll-in-siskiyoucounty/

    Siskiyou County has been hard hit by the environmental movement during the past twenty years. Time and again, we are promised that tourism will rise and …

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    Nov 18, 2012- June 10, 2016

    CLALLAM COUNTY WASHINGTON- SISKIYOU COUNTY CALIF-  

    OUR TIMBER INDUSTRIES  HAVE BEEN HARD HIT BY THE “ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT” DURING THE PAST TWENTY YEARS.

    TIME AND AGAIN, WE ARE PROMISED THAT TOURISM WILL RISE AND …

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    from Pearl Rains-Hewett

    Posted 11/18/2012

    WHAT HAVE OUR COUNTY’S GOT IN COMMON?

    OUR TIMBER INDUSTRIES AND,

    How Water and Land Use REGULATIONS and Litigation Are DESTROYING Us

    2012 “The hand writing on the wall” is an idiom for “imminent doom or misfortune” and for “the future is predetermined”.

    CLALLAM COUNTY

    Timber harvesting is the dominant land use in the County with 285,842 acres in large commercial timber holdings. Widespread timber harvesting in the area began in the 1920’s and continued intensively through the 1980’s, when the rate slowed significantly due in part to federal listings of the northern SPOTTED OWL AND MARBLED MURRELET.

    At one time, it was the largest timber production area in the state.

    However, OUR FOREST INDUSTRIES HAVE BEEN DEVASTATED BY FEDERAL AND STATE REGULATIONS.

    How many sawmills and wood processing facilities are gone?

    There is no doubt that the restrictions on timber harvest from public lands under the Northwest Forest Plan have played a significant role in this decline.

    Eighty- one % (81%) of the land base in Clallam County proper is in Federal (or state) ownership.

    Olympic National Forest Is over 1 million acres.

    There are more than ? miles of wild and scenic rivers in Clallam County.

    What is the unemployment rate? 9.1% of the labor force Sep 2012

    One aspect of this is land conversion from private to Federal lands.

    acquisition or conservation easements

    new wildlife refuge

    convert acres of farmland to wetlands

    There are many forest-dependent communities in our county where local unemployment is estimated from?

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    SISKIYOU COUNTY

    Siskiyou County accounts for 15% of the timber harvested in California.

    At one time, it was the second largest timber production area in the state.

    However, our forest industries have been devastated by Federal and State regulations.

    There are many forest-dependent communities in our county where local unemployment is estimated from 30-40%.

    There is no doubt that the restrictions on timber harvest from public lands under the Northwest Forest Plan have played a significant role in this decline.

    all 17 sawmills were gone and wood processing facilities

    Sixty-three % (63%) of the land base in Siskiyou County is in Federal (or state) ownership.

    There are more than 152 miles of wild and scenic rivers in the County.

    National Forest’s 1.7 million acres alone comprises 42% of Siskiyou County’s land base.

    In March of 2012, the unemployment rate was 18.7%, ranking Siskiyou 50th out of 56 counties in the state.

    The AP Economic Stress Index ranks Siskiyou County as the 14th most economically stressed county in the United States.

    One aspect of this is land conversion from private to Federal lands.

    Since 1999, 8,625.71 acres valued at $3,922,179 have been converted to Federal land.

    Another 11,236 acres of ranch land in the Shasta Valley is currently proposed for conversion to a new wildlife refuge.

    In addition, the proposed Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement seeks to convert 44,479 acres of farmland in the Upper Klamath Basin to wetlands, (some of which may be in Siskiyou County.)

    It also proposes to secure 21,800 acres of farmland by acquisition or conservation easements in the Scott and Shasta Valleys of Siskiyou County.

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    Pearl Rains Hewett

    Please read on if you are concerned

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    Siskiyou County Supervisor Marcia Armstrong 5/31/12

    “I have completed part I of my report on (Integrated Water Resources Management) IWRM. http://users.sisqtel.net/armstrng/IRWM%20siskiyou%20part1.htm This includes an economic and social impact study, a briefing on each of Siskiyou County’s Agricultural areas in the Klamath, a briefing on water rights and a chronology of the major actions (legal, regulatory) in the Klamath River/Siskiyou County over the past 15 years.”

    Part 1 – Siskiyou County

    How Water and Land Use Regulations and Litigation Are Destroying Us

    By Marcia H. Armstrong © 2012
    armsrtrng@sisqtel.net
    (reprint granted with attribution)

    Background on Siskiyou County and its Economy

     

    GENERAL:

    Sixty-three % (63%) of the land base in Siskiyou County is in Federal (or state) ownership. There are portions of the Klamath National Forest; Shasta-Trinity National Forest; Six Rivers National Forest;Modoc National Forest; and Rogue Siskiyou National Forest in Siskiyou County. The Klamath National Forest’s 1.7 million acres alone comprises 42% of Siskiyou County’s land base. The county also includes the Tule Lake and Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuges, as well as the Lava Beds National Monument. There are various BLM lands administered by the Redding, Medford, Ashland and Susanville BLM offices. There are more than 152 miles of wild and scenic rivers in the County. There are lands held in tribal trust for the Karuk and Quartz Valley Indian tribes.

    The entire land base of Siskiyou County is 4,038,843 acres or 6,287 square miles. Of this, 1,153,246 acres (29%) is in farmland, however only 138,000 acres (3% of tot. county acres) are irrigated. 2,525,216 acres is considered rangeland/woodland/ forest (inc. National Forest.) Our relatively sparse population of 44,301 classifies the county as “frontier.” There are nine small incorporated cities that date back to the California Gold Rush. Eight tenths of one percent of private land is urban.

    In the year 2000, the average unemployment rate for the year was 7.5%. By 2008, it had risen to 10.2%, rising again to 15.8% in 2009. In March of 2012, the unemployment rate was 18.7%, ranking Siskiyou 50th out of 56 counties in the state. There are many forest-dependent communities in our county where local unemployment is estimated from 30-40%. The average wage per job in 2008 was $32,707. That was only 63% of the state average. The median household income was $36,823 — or 60% of the state median. Non-household median income is currently $27,718 — a ranking of 47th in the state. The AP Economic Stress Index ranks Siskiyou County as the 14th most economically stressed county in the United States.

    Siskiyou County has a substantial low income population. In 2010, 18.6% of all residents in Siskiyou County, 26.6% of children under the age of 18 and 7.3% of those 65 years or older lived below the poverty line. In 2010, the economic impact of jobs at Human Services and entitlement benefits to County residents was $71,581,874. This includes: $11.6 million in annual “assistance costs” (CalWorks/welfare, Foster Care;) $8.8 million in annual food stamps; $4.7 million in In-Home-Support-Services for the elderly and disabled; and $36.7 million in Medical Assistance/Medi-Cal.

    Social statistics indicate that Siskiyou County has the second highest child abuse/neglect rate in the state – (3 times the state average.) Compared to Los Angeles County, Siskiyou County has higher rates of all forms of violent crime except homicide. [aggravated assaults, forcible rape, and robbery.] Often these crimes have similar underlying causes, namely, social strain combined with the selective disinhibition fueled by alcohol and drug use (read Robert Nash Parker; Robin Room; and Jeffery A Roth). The premature death rate for the general population is almost twice that of the national average.

    According to Indicators of Alcohol and Other Drug Risk and Consequences for California Counties Siskiyou County 2007, the number of local fatalities in alcohol-involved motor vehicle accidents was three times that of the statewide average; the death rate due to alcohol and drug use was 32.5 deaths per 100,000 persons (compared to a state average of 20.9/1000.) Methamphetamine accounted for 44% of admissions for alcohol and drug treatment. Admissions for alcohol use accounted for 31 percent of admissions in 2004. The death rate for cirrhosis if the liver was three times the Healthy People 2010 goal. Drug-induced deaths were 19 times higher than the Healthy People 2010 goal per 1,000. About 85% of child abuse cases involve methamphetamine.

    THE ECONOMY OF SISKIYOU COUNTY IS BASED ON SMALL BUSINESS. In 2008, there were 6,857 non-farm proprietors in Siskiyou County. According to 2007 data, 61% of non-farming establishments in Siskiyou County had less than 4 employees; 82% had less than 10 employees and 93% had less than 20.

    Agriculture is a major economic sector of the county. Our 2010 Siskiyou County Annual Crop and Livestock Report indicates that the agricultural valuation in the county was $195,711,956 (gross and excluding timber.) According to the USDA Ag Census, in 1992 Siskiyou County had 647,446 acres in farms. By 2007, this had been reduced to 597,534 acres. The 1996-2008 Land Use Summary, Farmland Mapping and Monitoring Program indicates that during the span of the report, Siskiyou County lost 15,164 acres of prime farmland; 3,036 acres of farmland of statewide importance; 40,456 acres of farmland of local importance. With an addition of 16,126 acres of grazing land and 2,390 acres of unique farmland, this mean a total loss of 40,140 acres of farmland. In 2000, there were 895 farm proprietors in Siskiyou County. This declined to only 730 in 2008. The county lost 81 livestock ranches from 1992 to 2007, with an accompanying loss of 20,882 fewer cattle and calves in inventory. According to the CA D.O.T. Siskiyou County Economic Forecast, since 1995, Siskiyou County’s agriculture industries have experienced substantial job loss of about 586 jobs, declining almost 45%.

    During the past 20 years, there has also been a restructuring of size and sales in agricultural operations. Since 1992 to 2007, there has been an increase in the number of small farms: farms under 10 acres doubled to 80. Farms under 50 acres increased 59% to 229. Farms 50-179 acres increased 27% to 228. Farms from 180-449 acres remained about the same at 79. However, there was a 19% reduction in farms 1000 acres or more to 100 farms in 2007. One aspect of this is land conversion from private to Federal lands. Since 1999, 8,625.71 acres valued at $3,922,179 have been converted to Federal land. Another 11,236 acres of ranch land in the Shasta Valley is currently proposed for conversion to a new wildlife refuge. In addition, the proposed Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement seeks to convert 44,479 acres of farmland in the Upper Klamath Basin to wetlands, (some of which may be in Siskiyou County.) It also proposes to secure 21,800 acres of farmland by acquisition or conservation easements in the Scott and Shasta Valleys of Siskiyou County.

    At the same time, farms having less than $2,500 in sales increased 105% to 359. Farms selling $2,500-9,999 stayed about the same at 151. Farms selling $10-$24,999 decreased 10% to 95. Farms selling $25,000-$49,999 decreased about 18% to 60. Farms selling $50,000 to $99,999 decreased 45% to 44 and farms with sales in excess of $100,000 increased by 28% to 137.

    Siskiyou County accounts for 15% of the timber harvested in California. At one time, it was the second largest timber production area in the state. However, our forest industries have been devastated by Federal and State regulations. For instance, the forestry section of Siskiyou County’s 1972 Conservation Element of the General Plan indicated that there were 17 sawmills in the county (employing 2,055 people or 24% of the employment base) and 8 wood processing facilities (employing 294 people or 3% of the employment base). There were 46 logging contractors and support establishments employing 501 people or 5% of the employment base. By 2007, ALL 17 SAWMILLS WERE GONE. The census indicates that there were a total of 6 wood products manufacturing establishments (including veneer mills) employing 380 people (one mill has subsequently closed in Butte Valley). There were 38 Logging, Forestry and Support Establishments employing 157 employees.

    There is no doubt that the restrictions on timber harvest from public lands under the Northwest Forest Plan have played a significant role in this decline. In 1978, 239 MMBF of timber was harvested from the Klamath National Forest (KNF), 274 MMBF from the Shasta Trinity National Forest (STNF) and 73 MMBF from the Six Rivers National Forest (SRNF.) In 2008, 20 MMBF was harvested from the KNF, 22 MMBF from the STNF and 8 MMBF from the SRNF. [Seehttp://users.sisqtel.net/armstrng/regulatory%20impacts.htm for links to tables and reports]

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    The Human Toll in Siskiyou County – KARE

    The Human Toll in Siskiyou County

    SISKIYOU COUNTY HAS BEEN HARD HIT BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT DURING THE PAST TWENTY YEARS. TIME AND AGAIN,

    WE ARE PROMISED THAT TOURISM WILL RISE AND OFFSET ANY DAMAGE TO OUR RESOURCE DRIVEN ECONOMY, AND YET THOSE DOLLARS REFUSE TO MATERIALIZE.

    For 20 years, timber has been excluded from our national forests (see this shocking graph) which consume nearly two thirds of our entire county. Mining has been all but eliminated, agriculture (the largest remaining industry in this county)

    AND NOW KS WILD HAS THE TEMERITY TO CLAIM THAT OUR COUNTY WILL BE BETTER OFF WITH ANOTHER 200,000 ACRES (OF 600,000 TOTAL) OF TIMBERLAND LOCKED UP IN SOME “CLIMATE REFUGE?” Next time somebody trots out that line, give them some of these demographic statistics:

    Unemployment, July 2011

    (State wide data by county: PDF file)

    • California: 12.4%
    • Siskiyou Co: 16.6%
    • Shasta Co: 15.0%
    • Modoc Co: 13.9%
    • Humboldt Co: 11.9%
    • LA Co: 13.3%
    • Sacramento Co: 12.9%
    • San Franscsco Co: 9.0%

    Siskiyou County 2010 Snapshot

    (PDF file)

    • Population: around 48,000
    • The median age of the population is 43
    • 36% of the population is employed
    • Unemployment is 18.5%
    • Median Household Income $35,692 ($59,928 for CA)
    • 28% of households have children under 18 (46% USA)
    • 18% of the population lives below the poverty line (13% CA)
    • 27% of children live below the poverty line (18.5% CA)
    • 18% of the population is eligible for food stamps
    • 22% are eligible for Medi-Cal programs (18% CA)
    • Substantiation of Child Abuse and Neglect 31.7 per 1,000 ( 9/1,000 for CA)
    • Siskiyou Co. has higher rates of all violent crime (aggravated assaults, forcible rape and robbery) except homicide than Los Angeles Co. 11% of Seniors aged 60 and above have been abused.
    • Methamphetamine accounts for 44% of substance abuse treatment admissions. Roughly 11.9 percent of adolescents under 18 reported binge drinking over the past month (CA 6.6 percent.)
    • Of youth between age 10-17 admitted for treatment, 72% were for marijuana, 17% methamphetamine, and 11% alcohol. 83% were male. This age group also accounts for 13% of drug-related arrests.
    • Individuals between 25 and 34 years account for 25 percent of admissions to alcohol and drug treatment. This age group also accounts for 22 percent of drug related arrests
    • Individuals between 35 and 44 years accounts for 27 percent of alcohol-related arrests

    Twenty Year Trends

    (PDF file)

    • Demographic Trends — Age distribution: The census indicates that between 1990 and 2008, Siskiyou County experienced a 25% loss in the population of children under the age of 18. The County saw a 45% increase in the population age 45-64 and an 18% increase of those age 65 and older. This shows that our population is aging dramatically, and younger family wage earners are migrating elsewhere.
    • Income Trends; The BEA (Bureau of Economic Analysis) indicates that in 1987, the average wage for jobs in Siskiyou County were 73% of the California average. There was a steady decline down to as low as 57% in the year 2000, then the percentage stabilized at 61 % with an increase to 63% in 2008. This shows that our wages are depressed, not keeping pace with inflation and the rest of the state.
    • Unemployment — The EDD statistics indicate that from 1990-2009, the highest rates of unemployment occurred in individual months in 1991-1993 (19.3-21.1%.) The average rate of unemployment for 1991 was 13.2, for 1992 — 15.8 and for 1993 -15.6. This high rate likely reflects the closure of the four timber mills in Siskiyou County between 1989-1999. The rate of unemployment then very gradually decreased each year until it plateaued around 2001 -2007 at 8-9.5% It climbed to an average of 10.2% in 2008 and was at 15.8% average in 2009.
    • Median Household Income The census (SAIPE) reports that in 1989, the median household income of Siskiyou County residents was $22,077. This was 66% of the California median, (down $11,000 from the CA median.) In 2008, the Siskiyou County median was $36,823. It had decreasedto 60% of the California median, (down $24,000 from the CA median household income.) Siskiyou County ranks 51 out of 58 California Counties in median income.
    • Poverty Rates — The census (SAIPE) reports that in 1989, 14.4% of Siskiyou County residents lived below the poverty line. This was 1.7% higher than the poverty rate for California in general. In 1989, 23.5% of children under 18 in Siskiyou County lived in poverty. This was 2.2% higher than the California rate. In 2008, 16.4% of all residents in Siskiyou County lived in poverty. This is a 2 percent increase in the rate over that of 1989 and is 3.1% higher than the California rate. In 2008, 25.4% of children under the age of 18 in Siskiyou County lived in poverty. That is a 2 percent increase in the rate over that of 1989 and is 6.9% greater than the California rate.

    Summary Comment: Siskiyou County is an aging county. A large percentage of children in the county live in poverty and this is getting worse. Average wages are poor compared to the rest of California and getting worse. The household median income in the County has historically lagged far behind that of California and is getting worse. Unemployment has always been substantially higher than California in general. After stabilizing from high employment in the aftermath of mill closures and Forest Service layoffs, unemployment has substantially increased in the past two years and is climbing. It is currently 15.6% (May 2010.) The well-being of a substantial number of Siskiyou County residents is depressed and trending downward.

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    JUNE 10, 2016

    The Bottom line….

    Pearl Rains Hewett,  LET ME ASK AMERICA A QUESTION

    HOW HAS THE ‘SYSTEM’ BEEN WORKING OUT FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY?

     


  • Doing Local Business From WA D.C. Edicts?

    Doing Local Business From WA D. C. Edicts?

    My website, behindmyback.org, is dedicated to investigating, researching, documenting and disseminating information and reporting. EVERYTHING GOVERNMENT FROM SOUP TO NUTS.… is posted on my website.

    This is my 721st posting on my website, Informing U.S. Citizens of how various government agencies are violating the Constitution, taking away private property rights, and infringing on American liberties–behind my back!

    Doing Local Business From WA DC Edicts?

    1. Obama’s Transgender Bathroom Law?
    2.  Obama’s Executive Orders?
    3. Obama’s Obamacare?
    4. Common Core Education?
    5. Waters of the United States WOTUS?
    6. HIGH DRY AND DESTITUTE?
    7. The Clean Water Act (the EPA)?
    8. The Endangered Species Act?
    9. Weather Modification, Cloud Seeding?
    10. Tribal Rights “The Boldt Decision”?
    11. Appointed Judges Rulings?
    12. Based on United Nations (UN)Demands?
    13. Obama’s Land Grabs by Executive Order?
    14.  Appointed Agencies Federal Management?
    15. Olympic National Park Emergency Road Repairs? US .GOV?
    16. Drugging American School Children?
    17. “WILD” Land Grabs Olympic National Park?
    18.  Permitting Net Pens in the Straits of Juan De Fuca?

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    JUST TO NAME A FEW

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    Just saying…. I found this tidbit online…

    NO FEAR Act Questions and Answers?

    NO FEAR ACT MY FOOT!

    FBI — Run, Hide, Fight Video

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     IF THE GOVERNMENT OR OBAMA HAS BEEN DOING “IT” TO YOU?  AND “IT” IS BEING DONE TO YOU ….PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING,  IS POSTED….

    Behind My Back | A WA State Bathroom Rule

    www.behindmyback.org/category/a-wastatebathroom-rule/

    Apr 21, 2016 – The Writing’s on the (Bathroom) Wall: State Anti-Transgender Laws Are About ….. A WA State Bathroom Rule … by Joseph Backholm, FPIW.org …

    1. Obama’s Transgender Bathroom Law?

    Behind My Back | Coerced by Federal Bathroom Laws?

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/01/10/coerced-by-federal-bathroomlaws/

    Jan 10, 2016 – Basic Federal Education and Bathroom Laws The feds — specifically, the … www.behindmyback.org/category/a-wa–state–bathroom-rule/.

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    Behind My Back | OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ORDERS

    www.behindmyback.org/category/obamasexecutiveorders/

    Feb 15, 2016 – Category Archives OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ORDERS … www.perc.org/articles/divided-lands-state-vs-federal-management-west. MAR 3, 2015 …

    Behind My Back | Executive Orders Matter

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/10/05/executiveorders-matter/

    Oct 5, 2015 – Executive Orders Matter page 3 “Things That Matter” OBAMA’SORG AND OTHER CLIMATE-ACTION ORGANIZATIONS WORLDWIDE.

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    Behind My Back | The Hidden Costs of Obamacare

    www.behindmyback.org/category/the-hidden-costs-of-obamacare/

    Jan 14, 2015 – How is he going to VOTE to reform the Obamacare debacle? 5. Is he going … And, on my website behindmyback.org in cyberspace. This entry …

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    Behind My Back | Common Core? an American Tragedy

    www.behindmyback.org/category/commoncore-an-american-tragedy/

    Mar 13, 2016 – Utah v Strieff Oral Argument | Video | C-SPAN.org ….. EMPHASIZING THE OUTCOMES OF TEACHING COMMON CORE CURRICULUM AND …

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    Behind My Back | WOTUS “Water Runs Down Hill”

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/09/04/wotuswater-runs-down-hill/

    Sep 4, 2015 – waters of United States” power grab. WOTUS rule – Pacific Legal Foundation https://www.pacificlegal.org/wotus. Pacific Legal Foundation

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    IF THE GOVERNMENT OR OBAMA HAS BEEN DOING “IT” TO YOU?  AND “IT” IS BEING DONE TO YOU ….PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING,  IS POSTED….

    Behind My Back | The Government From Soup to Nuts

    www.behindmyback.org/category/the-government-from-soup-to-nuts/

    Jun 14, 2015 – Category Archives The Government From Soup to Nuts … Pacific Legal Foundation, QUESTION EVERYTHING. WHERE DOES THE REST OF …

    HE SAID, POLITICIANS ARE CLEVER? AND REALLY, AMERICAN VOTERS ARE TOO STUPID TO  VOTE THEM OUT IN 2016?

    SHE SAID, LAST BUT NOT LEAST, WATCH WHAT’S GOING ON BEHIND OUR BACKS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS AND QUESTION EVERYTHING ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT’S PARTISAN POLITICAL AGENDA, period….

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    ARE AMERICAN VOTERS STUPID?

    NOPE, THE TRUMP CARD HAS BEEN PLAYED

    MAY 19, 2016 . THE SILENT MAJORITY HAS SPOKEN.

    THE POLITICAL INSIDERS ARE OUT…

    AND, THANK GOD, AN OUTSIDER DONALD J. TRUMP IS IN.

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    THE SOUP?

    Behind My Back | Making Stone Soup

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/06/14/3609/

    Jun 14, 2015 – Making Stone Soup? You’ve never heard of it? OK… Let’s start here with the historical record of STONE SOUP, it is a 1548 folk tale some paint …

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    MAKING STONE SOUP

    THE SHORT FORM OF 1548  PEOPLES COOPERATION

    Hmmm.. Stone Soup of the people, for the people , by the people…

     IN SEVEN EASY STEPS

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    MAKING STONE SOUP

    THE LONG FORM OF 2015 GOVERNMENT COORDINATION  POLICY

    Under The bipartisan Healthy Sustainable Food Act

    In 2015  THE MAKING OF THE STONE SOUP must be coordinated by  an appointed  Soup committee of government  agencies, federal, state, tribal, and  local and their employees. As it requires  federally mandated access to healthy local foods, the appointed politico Soup Coordination Committee must  approve the Soup Making events and the  ingredients, as required by the best  available science on Healthy food.

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    THE NUTS?

    WOW! HOW MANY NUTS CAN YOU GET UNDER ONE RESTORATION SHELL?

    Behind My Back | The “RESTORATION” Shell Game

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/06/09/the-restorationshellgame/

    Jun 9, 2014 – The “RESTORATIONShell Game

    A highly convoluted “GAME OF RESTORATION” that is involving the sleight of many, many hands, in which hundreds of inverted Federal agencies, WA State agencies, WAC’S and /or other NGO, NUTSHELLS are moved about, and hard working taxpayers must attempt to spot which is the one, of many thousands, with  NGO’S or other government agencies are underneath the “RESTORATION” plan.

    “WE’RE RESPONSIBLE FOR BRINGING THE MORE THAN 600 PARTNERS TOGETHER,

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    Doing Local Business From WA D. C. Edicts?

    18. Permitting Net Pens in the Straits of Juan De Fuca

    Behind My Back | Public Notice of Net Pens NWS-2016-100

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/05/06/public-notice-of-netpens/

    May 6, 2016 – Public Notice of Net Pens in the Strait of Juan De Fuca The PDF document NWS-2016-100 is a Public Notice for a proposed project where a …

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    Doing Local Business From WA D. C. Edicts?

    —– Original Message —–

    From: “Sanguinetti, Pamela NWS” <Pamela.Sanguinetti@usace.army.mil>
    Sent: Monday, May 02, 2016 12:51 PM
    Subject: FW: Public Notice for NWS-2016-0100-; Icicle Acquisition Icicle Acquisition Subsidiary, LLC. -Request for comments

    PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL
    For comments or questions regarding this Public Notice, please contact the project manager listed below.

    CONTACT INFORMATION:
    PROJECT NUMBER:  NWS-2016-0100-, Clallam County, Icicle Acquisition
    Icicle Acquisition Subsidiary, LLC.
    PROJECT MANAGER: Pam Sanguinetti
    TELEPHONE: 2067646904
    E-MAIL: Pamela.Sanguinetti@usace.army.mil

    The attached PDF document is a Public Notice for a proposed project where a permit is being requested from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District.

    To view the attached document, you will need to use the Adobe Acrobat Reader.  For a free copy of the Acrobat Reader please visit: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

    To provide any project specific comments in writing or by e-mail, please visit the link below and follow the instructions outlined in the “How to Submit Comments” section.
    Http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Regulatory/PublicNotices.aspx

    For more Regulatory Program information, please visit http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Regulatory.aspx

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    Doing Local Business From WA D. C. Edicts?

    —– Original Message —–

    From: pearl hewett

    To: Alan Cook

    Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 1:56 PM

    Subject: Re: List of Permits

    Hi Alan…

    DON’T YOU JUST LOVE BEING “PERMITTED” TO RUN A BUSINESS IN THE U.S.A.?

    Thank you for the list.

    Pearl Rains Hewett

    Trustee George C. Rains Sr.Estate

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    —– Original Message —–

    From: Alan Cook

    To: phew@wavecable.com

    Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 1:22 PM

    Subject: List of Permits

    Hi Ms. Hewitt:

    Nice talking to you today.

    Below is a list of the permits we require for relocating the farm.  There are 14 items on the list related to 11 different permits (items 4,5 & 6 are effectively one permit).

    Please let me know if you have additional questions.

    Best,

    Alan

     AGS Marine Net Pen Relocation Project: Port Angeles-East

    Permit List

     

    Permit/Approval Applied For

    Date Submitted

    Agency

    1.  SEPA Threshold Determination /

         SEPA Compliance

    SEPA Checklist submitted with SSDP application

    February 1, 2016

    Clallam County, WA

    SEPA Lead Agency

    2.  Shoreline Substantial Development Permit

         (SSDP)

    February 1, 2016

    Clallam County, WA

    3.  Critical Areas Certificate of Compliance

    February 1, 2016

    Clallam County, WA

    4.  Section 10 Rivers & Harbors Act Permit

    for work in navigable waters of the U.S.

    February 1, 2016

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    (Corps)

    5.  Section 7 Endangered Species Act (ESA) Consultation

    Unknown; will be submitted to NMFS by the Corps

    National Marine Fisheries Service

    (NMFS)

    6.  Section 7 Endangered Species Act (ESA) Consultation

    Unknown; will be submitted to USFWS by the Corps

    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

    (USFWS)

    7.  Section 401 Clean Water Act

    Water Quality Certification

    February 1, 2016

    Washington Dept of Ecology

    (Ecology)

    8.  Section 402 Clean Water Act

    NPDES Waste Discharge Permit

    March 1, 2016

    Ecology

    9.  Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Program Consistency Determination

    February 1, 2016

    Ecology

    10.  Aquatic Resources Use Authorization and

    Aquatic Land Lease

    February 1, 2016

    Washington Dept of

    Natural Resources (WDNR)

    11.  Aquatic Farm Registration

    Timing will be determined by progress on permits above

    Washington Dept of

    Fish & Wildlife (WDFW)

    12.  Finfish Aquaculture Permit

    Timing will be determined by progress on permits above

    WDFW

    13.  Finfish Transport Permit

    Timing will be determined by progress on permits above

    WDFW

    14.  Private Aids to Navigation (PATON) permit(s)

    Timing will be determined by progress on permits above

    U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)

    Alan Cook

    Vice President Aquaculture

    Icicle Seafoods Inc.

    Phone:  206-384-9017

    Email:  Alanc@icicleseafoods.com

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    Doing Local Business From WA D. C. Edicts?

    Timing will be determined by progress on permits above

    DON’T YOU JUST LOVE BEING “PERMITTED” TO RUN A BUSINESS IN THE U.S.A.?

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    Doing Local Business From WA D. C. Edicts?

    NOV 17, 2015  Elwha River claims section of road with massive washout; campground buried in silt, debris

    Elwha River claims section of road with massive washout …

    www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20151123/…/311239985
    Peninsula Daily News

    Nov 22, 2015Peninsula Daily News

    OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — The Elwha River flexed its new muscles during the most recent round of storms and severely damaged Olympic Hot Springs Road and effectively buried a campground in silt.

    When the water receded, Olympic National Park officials discovered the water had washed out a 60-foot-long section of Olympic Hot Springs Road, and much of Elwha Campground had nearly disappeared under more than a foot of silt and debris, Barb Maynes, spokeswoman for the park, had said over the weekend.

    “Other areas in the [Elwha] valley have seen damage — extensive damage,” Maynes said.

    Maynes said there is no established timeline yet for repairs or reopening damaged Elwha roads and campgrounds.

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    Behind My Back | Go Find Your Park? Come Fix My Road?

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/01/28/go-find-your-park-comefixmyroad/

    Jan 28, 2016 – DEC 12, 2015 COME FIX MY ROAD REQUEST TO MY WA DC ELECTED … the full text of this 1430 word comment is on behindmyback.org.

    Behind My Back | Go Find Your Park? Come Fix My Road?

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/01/28/go-findyourparkcomefixmyroad/

    Jan 28, 2016JAN 28, 2016 THERE IS STILL, ZERO RESPONSE TO COME FIX MY ROAD FROM OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK OR MY ELECTED WA DC …

    Behind My Back | Find Your Park Open Doors Remove Barriers

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/02/10/gofind-your-park-opendoorsremovebarriers/

    Feb 10, 2016Open Doors, Remove barriers, Tell your story, Make a difference. ….. ERFO funds can go back to the FLMAs original account or a similar …

    Timing will be determined by progress on permits ?

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    —– Original Message —–

    From: Sergio.Mayorga@dot.gov

    To: phew@wavecable.com

    Cc: Scott.Johnson@dot.gov

    Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 9:25 AM

    Subject: Olympic National Park Issue

    Dear Ms. Pearl Rains Hewett,

    Thank you for your call this morning regarding access to the Olympic National Park. It is my understanding that you are  an “inholder” (owner of private property ) inside the aforementioned NP unit. You asked me about the repairs being done to the road you use for access (Olympic Hot Spring Road). In order to be of further assistance to you. Please send me more information regarding your issue. I would like to know if the road was damaged and if so, when. I would like to know contact on the NPS I can talk. The Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads (ERFO) program provides funds to Federal Agencies for the repair of damaged roads due to natural event. If an event has been approved for funding and the Olympic Hot Spring Road is part of event, more than likely we have provided some funds for the repairs. However, I would need more information.

    Thank you,

    Sergio Mayorga

    BLM/FWS/ERFO Program Manager`

    HFL-1

    Room E61-206

    Federal Lands Highway

    FHWA

    U.S. Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Ave., SE

    Washington, DC 20590

    202 366 9491

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    —– Original Message —–

    Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 12:46 PM
    Subject: Re: Olympic National Park Issue
    Dear Mr. Mayorga,
    Thank you for your prompt response.

    On Mon Feb 8, 2016 2:30PM there was a meeting  at Olympic National Park Headquarters regarding the closure of the Olympic Hot Springs Road to all public and private access. I told my story, expressed my concerns on the economic impact to the local community and asked questions.

    Clallam County Commissioner  Bill Peach, and three,
    National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior,
    Olympic National Park local Representatives attended the meeting.
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    The road was damaged and if so, when.

    Nov. 17, 2015 The Olympic Hot Springs Road (and trails) had a disastrous flooding event

    The damaged roads and trails were due to natural event.

    Jan 2016 received  recognition of Elwha River disastrous flooding event

    As you requested ONP contact information

    M. Sarah Creachbaum (360)565-3004
    Superintendent, of the Olympic National Park

    Lisa Turecek, PE  (360) 565-3150
    Chief of Facilities Management

    Brian Winter
    Elwha River Project Manager

    Clallam County Commissioner Bill Peach (360) 417-2238

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    Lisa Turecek, PE Chief of Facilities Management

    Nov 2015 file a notice notice of intent for Emergency Relief Program for funding

    Dec 2015 file a formal notice notice for Emergency Relief Program for funding

    Jan 2016 received  recognition of Elwha River disastrous flooding event

    Yes, in Jan 2016, the Olympic Hot Spring Road event has been approved for ERFO  funding.

    However,  Jan-Feb 2016?

    A damage survey was required for ERFO amount of funding?

    Has the damage survey been completed?

    Has the ERFO amount of funding been submitted and approved?

    Additionally…

    My understanding from the the Feb 8, 2016 meeting is that there are two specific hold-ups. identified as, the Army Corp of Engineers and  a required NOAA consultation under section 7.

    Commissioner Bill Peach, asked if the Olympic Hot Springs Road would be open by the 4th of July?

    In response, both Lisa Turecek, PE Chief of Facilities Management and Brian Winter Elwha River Project Manager answered.

    the Army Corp of Engineers must, be given time to respond, up to 60 days? Because a 100 foot bridge  must be built.

    Brian, that tentative plans to proceed shall required NOAA consultation under section 7,

    Commissioner Peach, asked When will the road be reopened to  public and private access?

    Lisa’s guesstimated was four months from the time that construction was permitted to start.

    At this point in time I am asking for help from anyone that can expedite the hold-ups, repair the Olympic Hot Springs Roads and trails, and, have public access completed for the 2016 tourist season that starts in late May.

    Tourism runs our local economy, it provides income to our business’s, jobs and income to our unemployeed, and food on the plates of our hungry families.

    Thank you for your assistance

    I am concerned for the economy of our local community.

    Pearl Rains Hewett

    Inholder Olympic National Park

    What ever it takes to get the job done.

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    Behind My Back | PDN What’s Wrong With These Pictures?

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/02/…/pdn-feb-17-2016-whats-wrong-with-these-pictur…

    Feb 18, 2016Behind My Back | Go Find Your Park? Come Fix My Road? Posted on January 28, 2016 8:17 am by Pearl Rains Hewett JAN 19, 2016 STILL, …

    Behind My Back | Public Access to Public land

    www.behindmyback.org/category/public-access-to-public-land/

    Apr 27, 2016Jan 28, 2016 – DEC 12, 2015 COME FIX MY ROAD REQUEST TO MY WA DC ELECTED REPS …. permalink. « Go Find Your Park ONP …

    Timing will be determined by progress on permits

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    All Vehicle Access to Public and private Inholder land and facilities  has been denied on the Olympic Hot Springs Road since since No. 17, 2015

    May 18, 2016 Re: vehicle access  to private Inholder Property on the Elwha River

    Brian D. Winter, Ph.D. Elwha Project Mgr/Lands Mgr

    Mr. Winters,  said to feel free to pass it on to the other landowners, each will have to contact him for the combination and agreeing to the conditions.

    Mr. Winters message…

    We believe we have a solution that will meet your needs. Until the new bridge that will allow public access can get installed, the area will remain closed except for administrative use, per my April 28, 2016 email message to you. However, we are procuring a combination lock so we can double lock the gate with that and a NPS lock. Once we get it in place, I will provide you with the combination. Following are conditions you will need to adhere to. If you can not do so or choose not to comply with them, we will need to remove the combination lock.

    At this time, only you can use the combination lock, so you should not share the combination with anyone. If other landowners would like the same access as you, they should contact me directly. I can then give them the combination. This step is necessary so OLYM staff know who is approved to drive past the gate.

    The gate should be locked behind you whenever you pass through it, coming or going. Leaving the gate unlocked will allow unapproved access to occur. Do not leave the gate unlocked assuming someone behind you will lock it.

    Even though there is no public vehicle access beyond the gate, you must comply with all posted speed limits. In fact, we urge extra caution by slowing down further on blind curves. The public is accessing the site by foot and bicycle, and many people assume there are no vehicles on the road so they may in fact be in the middle of the road when you come upon them. There are government vehicles past the gate as well.

    The existing bridge does not have guardrails. Slow down to 5 miles per hour when passing over it, and use a spotter to assist your crossing if you are able to. At all times before crossing the bridge, assess your safety and that of others in the vicinity before doing so.

    Vehicle access to your private property only is approved. Do not access any locations upstream of your property by vehicle.

    Please let me know if you agree with the conditions above for accessing your private property within Olympic National Park.

    Thank you,

    Brian D. Winter, Ph.D.

    Elwha Project Mgr/Lands Mgr

    Olympic National Park

    600 East Park Avenue

    Port Angeles, WA 98362

    (360) 565-3006

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    I called Mr. Winters  May 19, 2016 to request the combination for gate access to our family’s Inholders property at 11:00AM. He is out of his office… so I left him a message.

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    I also sent the following email to ONP Superintendent Creachbaum

    —– Original Message —–

    From: pearl hewett

    To: Sarah Creachbaum

    Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2016 11:16 AM

    Subject: Inholders property combination for gate access

    Hi Sarah,

    I called Mr. Winters  May 19, 2016 to request the combination for gate access to our family’s Inholders property at 11:00AM. He is out of his office… so I left him a message.

    Will you call me and provide the combination?

    Thanks

    Pearl Rains Hewett

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    Government business as usual