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  • The NPS Wild Wilderness SCAM Continues..

    The THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (NPS) WILD Wilderness SCAM Continues..

    INDEED, IN AUG, 2016 THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (NPS)  IS CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF THE GROSS MISMANAGEMENT OF MORE THAN 84 MILLION ACRES OF PUBLIC LAND IN 412 AREAS

    THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (NPS) IS $12,000,000,000.00  $12 BILLION DOLLARS BEHIND ON MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF AMERICAS NATIONAL PARKS

    Centennial Initiative 2016 – National Park Service

    https://www.nps.gov/nava/learn/…/centennial-initiative-2016.ht…

    NATIONAL PARK SERVICE IN CELEBRATION OF THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE IN 2016, … THINGS TO COME AS THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE PREPARES TO CELEBRATE 100 YEARS!

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    THE WILD OLYMPIC CAMPAIGN SUPPORTS THE PROPOSED WILD OLYMPICS WILDERNESS AND WILD & SCENIC RIVERS ACT,

    WHICH WAS REINTRODUCED LAST YEAR BY U.S. SEN. PATTY MURRAY, D-SEATTLE, AND U.S. REP. DEREK KILMER, D-GIG HARBOR.

     SO… THE WILD OLYMPICS SCAM CONTINUES IN 2016

    NINTY FIVE PERCENT 95% OF THE MILLION ACRES OF THE OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK IS ALREADY WILD. period

    AND, NINTY FIVE PERCENT 95% OF THE MILLION ACRES OF THE OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK IS NOT MAINTAINED OR REPAIRED. period

    SO…  the National Park Service (NPS) has mismanaged 84 million acres of public parks for 100 years, to the tune of $12,000,000,000.00  $12 BILLION DOLLARS AND,“BECAUSE THAT MONEY DOESN’T EXIST IN THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE.”.

    THINGS TO COME AS THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE PREPARES TO CELEBRATE 100 YEARS?

     U.S. SEN. PATTY MURRAY, D-SEATTLE, AND U.S. REP. DEREK KILMER, D-GIG HARBOR ARE CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF A FAILED NPS BY REINTRODUCING A  BILL THAT WOULD PERMANENTLY TAKE  AND MAKE  MORE THAN 126,000 ACRES OF NEW MISMANAGED WILDERNESS AREAS ON JUST THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA.

    U.S. SEN. PATTY MURRAY, D-SEATTLE IS UP FOR RE-ELECTION

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    NPR: National parks have a long to-do list but can’t cover the repair costs

    www.npr.org/…/nationalparks-have-a-long-to-do-list-but-cant-cover-the-repair-cos…

    NPR MAR 8, 2016 – THERE IS A NEARLY $12 BILLION MAINTENANCE BACKLOG OF WORK THAT NEEDS … SAYS, “BECAUSE THAT MONEY DOESN’T EXIST IN THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE.”.

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    HOW WILD IS THE WILD WILDERNESS ACT?

    THERE ARE OVER 700 FEDERALLY DESIGNATED WILDERNESS AREAS IN FORTY-FOUR STATES, COVERING MORE THAN 107 MILLION ACRES OF LAND, OR AROUND 5% OF THE UNITED STATES LAND BASE.

     AND THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (NPS) IS  RESPONSIBLE FOR THE GROSS MISMANAGEMENT AND NEGLECT OF  MORE THAN 84 MILLION ACRES OF THAT 107 MILLION ACRES OF PUBLIC LAND IN 412  OF OVER 700 AREAS IN FORTY-FOUR STATES.

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    Centennial Initiative 2016 – National Park Service

    https://www.nps.gov/nava/learn/…/centennial-initiative-2016.ht…

    NATIONAL PARK SERVICE IN CELEBRATION OF THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE IN 2016, … THINGS TO COME AS THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE PREPARES TO CELEBRATE 100 YEARS!

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    Using statistics from, MAR 15, 2012

    The Wilderness Act is widely known as one of the nation’s preeminent

    preservation statutes.

    FEDERALLY DESIGNATED WILDERNESS AREAS ARE FOUND WITHIN EACH MAJOR CATEGORY OF THE FEDERAL PUBLIC LANDs…….

    1. NATIONAL FORESTS
    2. NATIONAL PARKS
    3. WILDLIFE REFUGES
    4. PUBLIC LANDS MANAGED BY THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT (BLM)

    THERE ARE OVER 700 FEDERALLY DESIGNATED WILDERNESS AREAS IN FORTY-FOUR STATES, COVERING MORE THAN 107 MILLION ACRES OF LAND, OR AROUND 5% OF THE UNITED STATES LAND BASE.11

    THE VAST MAJORITY OF WILDERNESS IN THE LOWER FORTY-EIGHT STATES—ABOUT 75%—IS LOCATED  WITHIN ONLY FIVE ECOREGIONS: one desert ecoregion—the Mojave Desert of

    California—and four high elevation ecoregions—the southern and middle

    Rocky Mountains, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and the Cascade Mountains of the Pacific Northwest.

    Read more at https://law.lclark.edu/live/files/11181-421zellmerpdf Lewis & Clark Law School

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    July 24, 2016 JUST ASKING?

    WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE REST OF THE GROSSLY MISMANAGED FEDERAL PUBLIC LAND?

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    Wild Olympics | Citizen Review Online

    citizenreviewonline.org/category/wildolympics/

    Olympic Peninsula, WA – The Wild Olympics debate has continued locally. ….. CONSPIRACY EXPOSED Oct. 8, 1992 The notarized document was written on …

    Wild Olympics – Oct. 8, 1992 to Oct. 29, 2012

    Commentary by Pearl Rains-Hewett

    Posted 10/29/2012

    CONSPIRACY EXPOSED Oct. 8, 1992 The notarized document  was written on Oct. 8, 1992 by George C. Rains Sr. when he was 77 years old.

    OVER 20 YEARS AGO George C. Rains Sr. WROTE

    How can a Federal Government of ours pay money for things like this when our government is many trillions of dollars in debt?

    This conspiracy will never end unless you people, property owners and tax payers start fighting back to stop the conspiracy and the taking of all our property on the Olympic Peninsula.

     The Olympic National Park has doubled in size to over one million acres or more.

     Most people have no knowledge of these vast encroachments to take our property and property rights on the Olympic Peninsula, and it is time that the truth be known. Land and Power Grab

     The National Park Service has no respect for private property ownership and rights.

     Attempts are being made to grab land corridors on each side of the major rivers on the Olympic Peninsula. If they succeed here attempts will be made to grab land corridors on smaller streams on the Olympic Peninsula.

     Pearl Rains Hewett

    Read on if you are concerned Continue reading

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    THE WILD OLYMPICS PLAN, WILDERNESS, WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS IS MORE THAN A SCAM

    UNDER THE WILDERNESS ACT OF 1964,

    THE WILD OLYMPICS PLAN, WILDERNESS, WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS, is not a giving of access of public land to THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

    indeed,  IT IS A TAKING OF PUBLIC LAND ACCESS, it is a taking of the full use and enjoyment to over 300 million people

    THE WILD OLYMPICS PLAN  is a dishonest scheme; “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage”

     And basically, call it the ignorance, of American citizens or whatever,

    But basically, the ignorance, of American citizens, is really, really critical for  THE WILD OLYMPICS PLAN, WILDERNESS, WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS to pass.”

    THE WILD OLYMPICS PLAN  is more than a fraud, a thing intended to deceive others, typically by unjustifiably claiming or being credited with accomplishments or qualities.

    THE WILD OLYMPICS PLAN  is more than a swindle, using deception to deprive (someone) of money or possessions..

    The Wild Olympics Scam

    www.wildolympicsscam.com/

    stop the wild olympics, agenda 21, land grabs; will devastate rural communities.

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    July 18, 2016

    HOW WILD IS THIS LIBERAL NEWS REPORTING?

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     07.18.16

    Map released in support of Wild Olympics campaign; two outdoor retailers touting Peninsula’s nature, recreation

    Two popular outdoor clothing retailers are encouraging their customers to visit the Olympic Peninsula and support the Wild Olympics campaign.

    REI and Patagonia are promoting the Wild Olympics campaign at REI Seattle and online, encouraging customers to experience the diverse nature and outdoor recreation available on the North Olympic Peninsula.

    THE CAMPAIGN SUPPORTS THE PROPOSED WILD OLYMPICS WILDERNESS AND WILD & SCENIC RIVERS ACT, WHICH WAS REINTRODUCED LAST YEAR BY U.S. SEN. PATTY MURRAY, D-SEATTLE, AND U.S. REP. DEREK KILMER, D-GIG HARBOR.

    The bill would permanently protect more than 126,000 acres of new wilderness areas in Olympic National Forest and 19 Olympic Peninsula rivers and their tributaries as Wild and Scenic Rivers — the first ever on the Peninsula.

    Initiative’s shaping

    The effort comes out of a process involving local communities, businesses and economic leaders of the Olympic Peninsula who helped shape the initiative, organizers said.

    “For those of us that live on the Peninsula, we know about the natural beauty,” said state Rep. Steve THARINGER, A SEQUIM DEMOCRAT who represents the 24th Legislative District. “That’s the advantage of living here.

    “You can choose to walk on the spit or go up in the hills and walk in the Olympics. There’s a lot of folks that don’t know the variety we have here.”

    The North Olympic Timber Action Committee has been looking for a compromise to the legislation for the past several years that would help support the timber industry, said Carol Johnson, executive director.

    NOTAC substantially agrees with the concept of the proposal but wants to remove areas that are routinely logged, she said.

    “What we said is, make some adjustments to the proposal and bring into the plan a timber base that is routinely roaded,” she said.

    “Make that part of the plan so we can have a sustainable harvest level in perpetuity and have our support.”

    Connie Gallant, chair of the Wild Olympics, called the partnership with REI and Patagonia exciting.

    “It is our hope that legislation happens in the near future because it will benefit our economy and environment a great deal,” she said.

    Outdoor recreation groups REI and Patagonia unveiled a new “Destination Wild Olympics” map, highlighting some recreation places in the Wild Olympics proposal.

    To view the map, see http://tinyurl.com/PDN-wildolympicsmap.

    The map highlights some spots on the North Peninsula that locals will know well, including the Dungeness River, Dungeness Spit, Sol Duc River, Sol Duc Falls Trail and local rivers.

    THARINGER SAID one of the goals is to get more people outside the area enjoying the nature that is offered on the Peninsula.

    “It’s a way to highlight the beauty and the wilderness in the park,” he said.

    “When folks are searching on the internet for things to do outside, you’ll never know what will trigger their interest.”

    Port Angeles City Councilwoman SISSI BRUCH SAID she supports the new initiative.

    “The idea of encouraging people who love the outdoors to come to our pristine wilderness areas while supporting their preservation has great synergy,” she said.

    “This, in concert with Port Angeles’ designation as the second-best outdoor town, validates Port Angeles’ status as a world-class outdoor recreation destination and speaks highly of our need to protect this unique and pristine environment.”

    The campaign comes from lawmakers and the outdoor clothing companies’ desires to protect and promote the outdoors, Tharinger said.

    ‘Promoting the outdoors’

    “I served on a GOVERNOR’S TASK FORCE with people from REI, and they are interested in promoting the outdoors,” he said.

    “I think it’s a synergy between PATAGONIA, REI AND THE FOLKS INTERESTED IN GETTING THE LEGISLATION PASSED THROUGH CONGRESS.”

    THARINGER SAID there is concern about the designations regarding logging but that he doesn’t see an impact to the commercial logging industry.

    “Making these designations is not going to impact the timber supply, but it does bolster the tourist industry,” he said.

    Free hard copies of the map will also be available at REI retail outlets in the Puget Sound area.
    By:  Jesse Major
    Source: Peninsula Daily News

    The bottom line….

    Basically, the ignorance, of American citizens, is really, really critical for  THE WILD OLYMPICS PLAN, WILDERNESS, WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS to pass.


  • WOW Stop the 2016 WILD OLYMPICS

    WOW STOP THE 2016 WILD OLYMPICS

    SAME WILD WA DC  AGGRESSORS

    SAME WAR ON WILD

    Jun 21, 2012 Dicks, Senators Murray and Cantwell and Rep. Kilmer started the WILD WILDERNESS OLYMPICS  WAR ON Jun 21, 2012. H.R. 5995 (112th). To designate and expand wilderness areas in Olympic National Forest in the State of Washington….

    AND THEY LOST

    Jan 16, 2014 – Dicks, Derek Kilmer, U.S. Senators. Patty Murray and Cantwell . The Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 2014 … Jan 17, 2014. H.R. 3922 (113th). To designate and expand wilderness areas in Olympic National Forest in the State of Washington…. , (also known as WILD OLYMPICS SCAM- WAR ON WILD)

    AND THEY LOST

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    NOW, THE SAME WILD WA DC AGGRESSORS

     ARE BACK IN 2016

    Jun 4, 2015 – WILD OLYMPICS: Senator Murray and Representative Kilmer Renew Push

    The Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act would designate 126,554 acres of existing federal land as wilderness in the Olympic National Forest and designate 464 river miles across 19 rivers and major tributaries on the Olympic Peninsula as Wild and Scenic Rivers.

     Jun 4, 2015  SENATOR MURRAY HAS INTRODUCED  SENATE BILLS  FOR WILDERNESS AND WILDING, SACRIFICING THE USE OF OUR PUBLIC NATIONAL PARKS, PRIVATE LANDS  AND RIVERS.  PLACING RESTRICTIONS ON PUBLIC AND PRIVATE RESOURCES, OF, AND IN WASHINGTON, IDAHO, CALIFORNIA, AND OREGON STATE

    INDEED, THE  LOSERS ARE BACK

    INSANITY: DOING THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND EXPECTING DIFFERENT RESULTS.” – ALBERT EINSTEIN

    STOP THE WILD INSANITY IN WA DC

    IF  SENATORS  MURRAY, CANTWELL AND REPRESENTATIVE KILMER CAN NOT FUND AND MAINTAIN THE NATIONAL PARK LAND THAT THEY HAVE…

    National parks face $12 billion backlog – Business Insider

    www.businessinsider.com/ap-national-parks-face-12billi

    Business Insider Feb 5, 2016 – THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE IS CELEBRATING ITS 100TH ANNIVERSARY THIS YEAR, BUT THE SYSTEM FACES A MULTIBILLION DOLLAR MAINTENANCE BACKLOG THAT …

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    TAKE THE TIME TO CONTACT YOUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES IN WA DC AND ASK THEM TO STOP THIS WILD INSANITY,  PERPETUATED BY THE SAME LOSERS, AFFECTING WASHINGTON STATE, IDAHO, CALIFORNIA, AND OREGON.

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    Behind My Back | WOW Opposition to Wild Olympics

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/07/21/wow-opposition-to-wildolympics/

    Jul 21, 2015 – WOW Opposition to Wild Olympics Yesterday, Ross and I, (two 74 year old senior citizens) put up (12) “STOP WILD … The signs read “Stop Wild Olympics $900 Million Land Grab” …. Wild Olympics is More than a Scam » …

    The Wild Olympics Scam

    www.wildolympicsscam.com/

    stop the wild olympics, agenda 21, land grabs; will devastate rural communities.

    The bottom line

    WOW STOP THE 2016 WILD OLYMPICS

    MY RULE ALWAYS PUT THE BOTTOM LINE AT THE TOP.

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    YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A GENIUS TO FIGURE THIS OUT,

    BUT IT’S REASSURING  TO HAVE  EINSTEIN’S OPINION


  • Wilding the West Murrays Choice Our Sacrifice

    Wilding the West Murray’s Choice Our Sacrifice

    SENATOR MURRAY HAS MADE HER CHOICE, INTRODUCING  SENATE BILLS  FOR WILDERNESS AND WILDING, SACRIFICING THE USE OF OUR PUBLIC NATIONAL PARKS, PRIVATE LANDS  AND RIVERS.  PLACING RESTRICTIONS ON PUBLIC AND PRIVATE RESOURCES OF, AND IN WASHINGTON, IDAHO, CALIFORNIA, AND OREGON STATE

    Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests and Mining Legislative Hearing

    Please click on and read the two links below.

    Someone else’s choice = your sacrifice

    There are some words and terms with a local parallel which you will quickly recognize like: STAKEHOLDERS, SUSTAINABILITY, UNSUSTAINABLE, COLLABORATE ,WATER UNCERTAINTY, JOBS, GREEN ECONOMY, BIODIVERSITY, ACCOUNTABILITY, TRANSPARENCY, RESTORATION, WATER QUALITY, POLLUTION,

    STATUS QUO (which is probably code for locals trying to maintain their legal, economic, citizenship and constitutional rights)

     INEQUALITY, EQUALITY, INDIGENOUS, LOCAL, ORGANIC, ORGANIC AGRICULTURE, BIODIVERSITY, NATURAL, SUSTAINABLE GROWTH, CLIMATE CHANGE, ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT, MONITORING, FAIRNESS, JUSTICE, DISTRIBUTIONAL JUSTICE, GOVERNANCE (as opposed to representative government) and on and on. We have been thoroughly sound-bite-bitten by those same UN mantra bumper sticker slogans and terms around here since the beginning of the local collaborator’s stakeholder “settlement” process. It all seems to be frighteningly in sync as well with what is referred to as the UN’s Millennium Declaration and Millennium Development Goals.

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    “Well, if I wanted all the people out of Northern California, what would I do?”

    I’d lock up all the natural resources.  I would remove all the infrastructure… like the DAMS. After some more time went by… I’d have the National Forest in a quasi wilderness area, I’d have the loggers gone…Get rid of the pesky diggers..the mining community. I’d go after the agriculture community…attempt to eliminate them.  I’d go up stream…get rid of the  dams, remove the water inventory and electrical generation for 70,000 homes.

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     Well, if Senator Murray wanted all the people out of the Olympic Peninsula, what would she do?

    Murray introduced the Senate Bill 1510; To designate and expand wilderness areas in OLYMPIC NATIONAL FOREST IN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON, AND TO DESIGNATE CERTAIN RIVERS IN OLYMPIC NATIONAL FOREST AND OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK AS WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

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    Senator Murray wants all the people off of the Olympic Peninsula

    WELL, IF I WANTED SENATOR MURRAY OUT OF THE U.S. WILDING WILDERNESS BUSINESS, WHAT WOULD I DO?

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    Email my Comment to: Lisa Murkowski
    Chairman of Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Office and Senate Appropriations

    Chairman – U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural …

    www.energy.senate.gov › Home › About United States Senate

    Lisa Murkowski is Alaska’s senior representative in the U.S. Senate and the chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and Senate Appropriations … To visit Chairman Murkowski’s person office website, click here.

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    My email to Senator Lisa Murkowski
    United States Senator, Alaska

    Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests and Mining Legislative Hearing

    Indeed, I do oppose any and all additional Wild, Wilderness, LAND and river designations in the U.S.A.

    SENATOR MURRAY’S BILLS ARE FOR WILDING  AND SACRIFICING OUR USE OF PUBLIC  LANDS AND RIVERS IN WASHINGTON, IDAHO, CALIFORNIA, AND OREGON STATE.

    THE NPS CARETAKERS HAVE A $12 BILLION DOLLAR BACK LOG OF MAINTENANCE.

    BY DEFINITION THE NPS IS NOT AND HAS NOT BEEN FULFILLING IT’S OBLIGATION OR RESPONSIBILITY AS CARETAKER TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE  FOR KEEPING THE NATION’S NATIONAL PARKS  IN GOOD REPAIR.

    BY DEFINITION,  THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE HAS BECOME A GATEKEEPER. THAT CONTROLS PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ACCESS TO OUR PUBLIC LAND AND RESOURCES.

    Pearl Rains Hewett

    Clallam County WA

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    Contact Form

    Thank you very much for contacting my office. I have received your message and your views are important to me. Please be on the lookout for a response from me or my staff.

    In the meantime, please feel free to call my Washington, DC office at (202) 224-6665, connect with me on Facebook, or follow me on Twitter for news and updates.

    Sincerely,

    Lisa Murkowski
    United States Senator, Alaska

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    304 Dirksen Senate Building
    Washington, DC 20510
    Phone: (202) 224-4971
    Fax: (202) 224-6163

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    AND MURRAY’S FOR OTHER PURPOSES? ALASKA?, ARIZONA?, UTAH?

    Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests and Mining Legislative Hearing

    366 Dirksen Senate Office Building 02:30 PM

    The Energy and Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests and Mining will hold a hearing on Thursday, April 21 at 2:30 p.m. in Room 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.

     The purpose of the hearing is to receive testimony on the following bills:

    1. 1510 (Murray), to designate and expand wilderness areas in Olympic National Forest in the State of WASHINGTON, and to designate certain rivers in Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park as wild and scenic rivers, and for other purposes.

       S. 1167 (Crapo), to modify the boundaries of the Pole Creek Wilderness, the Owyhee River Wilderness, and the North Fork Owyhee Wilderness and to authorize the continued use of motorized vehicles for livestock monitoring, herding, and grazing in certain wilderness areas in the State of IDAHO.

       S. 1423 (Boxer), to designate certain Federal lands in CALIFORNIA as wilderness, and for other purposes.

    • S. 1699 (Wyden), to designate certain land administered by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service in the State of OREGON as wilderness and national recreation areas and to make additional wild and scenic river designations in the State of Oregon, and for other purposes.
    • S. 1777 (Risch), to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to maintain or replace certain facilities and structures for commercial recreation services at Smith Gulch in IDAHO, and for other purposes.
    • S. 2018 (Murkowski), to convey, without consideration, the reversionary interests of the United States in and to certain non-Federal land in Glennallen, ALASKA.
    • S. 2223 (Thune), to transfer administrative jurisdiction over certain Bureau of Land Management land from the Secretary of the Interior to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for inclusion in the BLACK HILLS National Cemetery, and for other purposes.
    • S. 2379 (Flake), to provide for the unencumbering of title to non-Federal land owned by the city of Tucson, ARIZONA, for purposes of economic development by conveyance of the Federal reversionary interest to the City.
    • S. 2383 (Hatch), To withdraw certain Bureau of Land Management land in the State of UTAH from all forms of public appropriation, to provide for the shared management of the withdrawn land by the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of the Air Force to facilitate enhanced weapons testing and pilot training, enhance public safety, and provide for continued public access to the withdrawn land, to provide for the exchange of certain Federal land and State land, and for other purposes.

    The hearing will be webcast live on the committee’s website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing is complete. Witness testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing.

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    Letter to KBC News by Mark Johnson, 4/12/16

    “Well, if I wanted all the people out of Northern California, what would I do?”
    I’d lock up all the natural resources.  I would remove all the infrastructure… like the Klamath dams.

    I would put the people on printed money heroin…and they would get addicted to transfer payments and free government services.

    After some more time went by… I’d have the Klamath National Forest in a quasi wilderness area, I’d have the loggers gone…Get rid of the pesky diggers..the mining community. I’d go after the agriculture community…attempt to eliminate them.  I’d go up stream…get rid of the 4 dams, remove the water inventory and electrical generation for 70,000 homes.  The warm nutrient rich waters from above the dams would not be cleaned by the dreaded green algae.  The nutrient rich without the dams…the water would be warmer down stream, the O2 level less…and the fish kill cycles greater, and deeper.

    Then I’d go to the Klamath Basin…and slowly, surely…eliminate the federal water projects, the potato farmers, the alfalfa farmers,

    I’d make it all a big wetlands area like before the white man.

    Then as a government… I’d be broke…my govt printed money would have no purchasing power. My debt would be so great that I would have to print money to pay the debt which equals inflation.

    The people I tricked with BIA and O and C transfer payments would have no means of support, no raw materials….and no land for wealth creation.

    Those rural people would have to migrate to the cities, or they would have to die early…. like the Native American does on the reservation system.

    U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time

    It’s not really politics so much as it is Math.

    Take out enough infrastructure…get a welfare govt like the one we have in the US now……. then you can share with Venzuela:

    Venezuela Declares Every Friday A Holiday To Conserve Electricity | Zero Hedge

    It can happen here.   It is happening here.
    Mark Johnson

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    Someone else’s choice = your sacrifice
    Posted on the www.klamathbasincrisis.org / KBC News Discussion Forum by Finnious T Fogbottom Tue April 12, 2016
    Over the past 25 years over 800 dams of various sizes have been destroyed in our nation alone. That is a bit scary since one of the big differences between first and third world countries is found in the existence or absence of fully functioning dams. The politically correct World Bank had been busily financing the construction of Third World dams by the way, until there arose too much pressure from their otherwise Green allies. Truly when the ethically protected usage, flow and storage of water is harnessed by and for humankind freedom can have a tendency to abound, when combined with free markets that is. With the availability of resources as such there also comes great opportunity for individual advancement in terms of education, employment, wealth, strength, vitality, health and the pursuit of happiness. That also leads directly to the enhancement of the general fitness, financial soundness, global relevance, unity, security and wellbeing of a nation, from the bottom up.

    On the other hand if a certain sort would like to subversively take control of a nation an obvious place to begin would be to gain despotic, destructive and disruptive control over its waters. Because with that also comes authority over many other things that we can’t live without like food, wealth, jobs, electricity etc. It hasn’t gone without notice that over recent decades there have been many an alarming attempt and success in the movement to drain our citizenry and nation of its wealth, rights, freedom, future, confidence, trust of government, unadulterated history and might. Simultaneously a form of top down centralized constituency free governance has been worming its way into the political landscape of our nation and even the world.

    So, what if there really were dedicated and well funded operations in existence which work tirelessly to undermine capitalism, and with that reshape the balance of local, regional, national and global power? What if their preferred and nearly perfected disruptive mechanism is simply the oppressive manipulation of water, species, rights, equality issues, sea and land policy? What if all of this was falling into place through Marxist inspired radical political correctness and environmentalism, empowered by the tragic consensus, collaboration and support of a manipulated populace which has apocalyptically yet proudly exchanged the truth for a lie? Well, that just may be what is currently taking place near and far.

    Not too long before the seemingly treacherous and unsupported agreement to remove four Klamath River dams was signed (with blatant indifference to voter or congressional approval) it was more than a little disquieting to find out that Dan Keppen, (former head of the Klamath Water Users Association) had met with the Obama Whitehouse and United Nations associates in person to discuss water issues, water policy and resolution templates including the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement (KBRA) etc. That time line may be coincidental, still it is important to consider how many of the KBRA collaboration buzz words are found throughout a UN report titled MANAGING WATER UNDER UNCERTAINTY AND RISK. It is quite revealing to search out (control/F) certain words in that document. There are some words and terms with a local parallel which you will quickly recognize like: STAKEHOLDERS, SUSTAINABILITY, UNSUSTAINABLE, COLLABORATE ,WATER UNCERTAINTY, JOBS, GREEN ECONOMY, BIODIVERSITY, ACCOUNTABILITY, TRANSPARENCY, RESTORATION, WATER QUALITY, POLLUTION, STATUS QUO (which is probably code for locals trying to maintain their legal, economic, citizenship and constitutional rights) INEQUALITY, EQUALITY, INDIGENOUS, LOCAL, ORGANIC, ORGANIC AGRICULTURE, BIODIVERSITY, NATURAL, SUSTAINABLE GROWTH, CLIMATE CHANGE, ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT, MONITORING, FAIRNESS, JUSTICE, DISTRIBUTIONAL JUSTICE, GOVERNANCE (as opposed to representative government) and on and on. We have been thoroughly sound-bite-bitten by those same UN mantra bumper sticker slogans and terms around here since the beginning of the local collaborator’s stakeholder “settlement” process. It all seems to be frighteningly in sync as well with what is referred to as he UN’s Millennium Declaration and Millennium Development Goals.

    I was sad but not astonished as well to see in Keppen’s Herald and News article that he was also happy about the success enjoyed by Klamath Blue Zone programs and projects. Here too rises up the nagging fear that KBZone may be just one more local manifestation of a citizen’s Marxist Manifesto. It does make you wonder for sure when the recent H & N Blue Zone article spewed this: “A community effort …these measures may look like someone coming into town and arbitrarily telling people what they can and can’t do. But he said there comes a time when a community needs to consider how an individual’s decisions impact the entire group… Sometimes, as a society, we have to ask and answer some very hard questions about what is best for all of us…Similarly, he continued, when it comes to health, sometimes we’re going to have to make difficult choices and make individual sacrifices in favor of benefiting a larger population.” It sounds like they would also like to eventually make some UN similar choices for us: choices for our improved healthy happy alternative communal sustainable future. In the end it is all about others answering questions and making choices for us – for the greater good of the greater number of course!

    Sky Lakes Medical Center (for the greater good) is NOW telling us that it is not making Blue Zones like choices for us, yet visitors can no longer buy sugared anything on the hospital premises. It is so nice that we have so many caring people running around close to where we live making “good choices” for we dummies! We dummies who don’t know good from bad, right from wrong, evil from good and on and on. A few more Soviet style consensus councils and we just may be on our way to heaven on earth, and peace and unity without God. Until things literally and predictably go to Hell.

    So, it should go without saying that there is as usual just a whole lot at stake in the upcoming elections. Especially when one considers that no truly conservative politician could ever have anything to do with the Marxist inspired, anti-republic KBRA etc., Blue Zones or the whole mess of tax and spend Citizens for Great Sounding but Eventually Self-Destructive Stuff. At their core one must fully consider the probability that whether by naivety, greed, misdirection, foolishness or malice they share the some of the political leanings as found in the bulk of our nation’s enemies past and present. It is all a receipt for disaster.

    As we discover through inquiry and questions what the candidates are all about and where their roots are fastened, we will then have a good idea of where they are coming from and where they are trying to go, or take us. In the end don’t vote for anyone who will try to get you to agree to sacrifice what you can’t afford to lose to someone who hasn’t earned it, then take you somewhere you don’t want your family, your friends, yourself, community, city, county, state or country, or world to go, let alone become!

    Oh yes, where did that $48,000,000 is misappropriated BOR funds end up? Here’s to a certain sort of upcoming indictment.

    Finnious T. Fogbottom

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    Just saying..

    Senator Murray wants all the people off of the Olympic Peninsula

    WELL, IF I WANTED SENATOR MURRAY OUT OF THE U.S. WILDING WILDERNESS BUSINESS, WHAT WOULD I DO?

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    Federally speaking

    EMAIL MY COMMENT TO: LISA MURKOWSKI
     CHAIRMAN OF SENATE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE OFFICE AND SENATE APPROPRIATIONS


  • Find Your Park Shenandoah National Park

    Find Your Park Shenandoah National Park
    What’s your Heritage? Tell Your Story.
    Well, yes, but they were rednecks, so it doesn’t count.
    Thing happen that should always be remembered
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    snippet from a comment below…
    The National Park Service and its private lobby arm, National Parks and Conservation Association, planned to pick up where they had left off with heavy media promotion and lobbying for another massive expansion in the National Park System Plan of 1988. It was largely stopped because enough people had caught on by then, but most of the public has no idea what the National Park Service has been doing and what it intends to do in the future.

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    Washington Times, February 5, 2015

    Few things vanish from public memory more quickly than government atrocities. When I was growing up on a mountainside across from the Shenandoah National Park in the 1960s, no one spoke of the injustices committed against the mountaineers brutally expelled from their homes in the 1930s to create that park. Instead, all that mattered in Front Royal, Virginia, my nearby hometown and the northern entrance of the park, was that the tourists the park attracted were good for local business.Now, almost 80 years after the park was opened, more attention is finally being paid to the redneck ethnic cleansing committed by both the state and federal government. “Shenandoah: A Story of Conservation and Betrayal,” by Sue Eisenfeld, a Johns Hopkins University writing instructor, beautifully captures the mountain people and the official vendetta that made them refugees from their own land.

    The Shenandoah National Park was erected on a pyramid of lies. The original advocates claimed that the parkland was practically uninhabited — ignoring the 15,000 people residing within the originally proposed park boundaries. They claimed the land was undeveloped, near-virgin turf — despite its long history of timber harvesting, mining and beef cattle production. They also claimed the land was worth only a trifle of its actual value and thus would be cheap to acquire.

    But the biggest deceits involved vilifying the mountaineers who inhabited what was then known as Virginia’s “Great Mountains.” Families had lived and worked on those ridges and hollows since the 1700s and flourishing communities dotted the landscape. But when they refused to vacate their land to satisfy a grand political vision, they were quickly tarred as know-nothing sociopaths.

    Miriam Sizer, a social worker who reported to the state of Virginia, bemoaned that children in one hollow were “uncouth” and “tobacco-chewing.” National Park Service director Arno Cammerer derided some of the mountain residents as “scum.” Shenandoah National Park superintendent J.R. Lassiter denounced people living in the targeted area for suffering from a lack of “independence and resourcefulness.” But most of the mountaineers were doing just fine until they were plundered.

    Families were paid as little as a dollar an acre for land worth ten times that much. Virginia’s ruling political machine was confident the new park would be a magnet for tourists, so it engineered a blanket condemnation. The land grab was spearheaded by William Carson, a wealthy businessman who orated that “there is no higher conception of duty than to feel we are of service to the State.” The government could have easily bought from willing sellers most of the land along the ridges and mountain crests where the Skyline Drive, the crown jewel of the park, was built. But politicians wanted vastly more land on both sides of the mountain range.

    Shortly after taking office in 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt visited a Civilian Conservation Corps camp in the future Shenandoah National Park. While a CCC bugler played “Happy Days Are Here Again,” CCC torchbearers ignited a large effigy labeled “fear” and “Old Man Depression.” FDR cheered: “That’s right, burn him up.”

    A few years later, CCC members were sent to burn down the homes of mountaineers who refused to vacate their land — a chilling example of how FDR’s “freedom from fear” required giving federal agents unlimited power. The Hoover administration had promised that the vast majority of residents would not be required to vacate, but the Roosevelt administration reneged. When I often hiked the park’s trails and back areas as a Boy Scout, I did not realize that some of the standalone chimneys I saw were lonely reminders of the CCC vendetta.

    In one case, an unsubmissive homeowner and filling station owner was ambushed by four plainclothes sheriffs and deputy sheriffs and dragged off. Ms. Eisenfeld relates how the victim, 62-year-old Melanchton Cliser, “stood proudly in handcuffs and delivered a ‘quavering rendition of the entire Star Spangled banner,’ then delivered a speech about defending his rights, guaranteed by the Magna Carta and the U.S. Constitution” before being wrestled into a sheriff’s car.

    The Archdeaconry of the Blue Ridge complained of the inhumane “wholesale depopulation of the park area.” Many of the displaced people were relocated into what Ms. Eisenfeld calls “an internment camp of sorts.” “Resettlement” communities were set up with boxy white houses, many of which did not include running water or electricity. And the one certainty was that the new homes lacked the million-dollar views that their tenants previously relished.

    The commandeering of 176,000 acres for the park provoked court battles that helped establish politicians’ right to seize private property for any purpose they proclaimed. In the subsequent decades, the same legal doctrines sanctified expelling more than a million urban residents from their homes. The dictatorial creation of the Shenandoah National Park is a warning that government cannot ravage property rights without ruining lives far and wide.

    • James Bovard is the author of “Attention Deficit Democracy” (Palgrave, 2006) and “Lost Rights” (St. Martin’s, 1994).  For more  of my experiences in the Shenandoah National Park and that neck of the woods, see Public Policy Hooligan.

    * Unfortunately, I could not find any drawings or photos of C.C.C. boys carrying torches. Below is another CCC poster and one from its sister program, the Work Progress Administration (commonly referred to as “We Poke Along”).  I’m not sure which font that poster is using but…

    ccc small cccWork Progress Administration poster 3b48918r

    Wash. Times: Redneck Ethnic Cleansing Recalled – James …

    jimbovard.com/blog/…/washtimesredneckethniccleansingrecalled/

    Feb 4, 2015 – Washington Times, February 5, 2015. Redneck ethnic cleansing recalled. by James Bovard. Few things vanish from public memory more …

    Redneck ethnic cleansing recalled

    by James Bovard

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    1.  John M February 4, 2015 at 7:24 pm #

      Great review! Not a whale of a lot of difference between the CCC and the Reich Labor Service, when you get right down to it…

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    2. Brian February 7, 2015 at 7:45 pm #

      For 1-1/2 years I worked as a contractor at SNP Hdqtrs in Luray VA organizing some of the historical papers of the Park and describing them in a WordPerfect file. Nothing terribly scandalous to report from materials I worked with but I will say that most all parties involved — US Govt, people displaced, opportunistic people, people coming to “help” after the relocation of the people living in what became the Park, and others — come off with some dirt on their hands. J.R. Lassiter, first Park superintendent, did not pull punches when moving people out. Many residents of the future Park were not landowners but essentially squatters (or renters) with not claim to property. George Pollack Freeman of early Skyland fame comes off as a man who wanted business for his enterprise as much as anything. Someone should write a study or book on the formation of the Park and tell the story from all sides. One wonders how it went in what became the Smoky Mountains NP — possibly similar experiences?

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      • Jim February 7, 2015 at 8:23 pm #

        Thanks for your comment and insight, Brian. Ms. Eisenfeld mentioned that some of the residents were also victimized because the land records were in court houses that had been burned down during the Civil War. She didn’t mention that it was the Union Army burning down the court houses, but….

        George Freeman Pollack comes across like a conniving rascal in Eisenfeld’s book.

        The book contains good details on the severe restrictions imposed on the smattering of people who were permitted to remain on their homesteads within the park.

        The space limit for the Washington Times review was 800 words. I may write more about the book – both its strengths and weaknesses – in some other venue in the coming months.

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      • ewv July 18, 2015 at 3:21 pm #

        Whatever the residents and owners did along the way that you found less than ideal, there is no question that they were defending themselves in an impossible situation caused entirely by the National Park Service, the politicians and the insider cronies who got the the power for NPS, all of whom bear the full moral responsibility for this travesty. Owners, whether of land or homes, and renters or other “squatters” who lived there were all victims of exercise of power destroying normal lives and which never should have been permitted, especially in this country.

        Pollock wrote his own account in “Skyland: The Heart of the Shenandoah National Park”, 1960, in which he reveals himself as a promoter and manipulator who shared the other elites’ condescending demeaning attitude towards the people. Like many other of the unprincipled businessmen he didn’t care one whit about sacrificing the people for his plans and using the power of government to do it. But the quintessential crony insider didn’t have influence he thought he did: he was stunned that he lacked the influence to prevent condemnation of his own Skyland resort, which he had arrogantly expected to keep. None of this was good, but at least that was a form of poetic justice.

        Most books on Shenandoah NP are repetitious touristy hiking “guides” whose authors could care less about how they got the land, but there are other books and articles on the background of the people at Shenandoah, including Darwin Lambert’s “The Undying Past of Shenandoah National Park”, 1989, and Dorothy Smith’s “Recollections; The People of the Blue Ridge Remember”. They show that the whole area was in fact populated by self reliant, mostly good people, with a history back to the original settlers and sporadic Indians before that, contrary to the myths denigrating them as inferior subhumans not worth worrying about, but Eisenfeld’s is the best on the government atrocity and how it impacted people’s lives.

        Yes the same thing happened at the Smoky Mountains, thousands of decent people enjoying their lives in the mountains thrown out by the cynical maneuvers of elitist wealthy insiders. See especially Durwood Dunn’s “Cades Cove: The Life and Death of A Southern Appalachian Community 1818-1937”.

        Likewise at Acadia in Maine — not the “gift of the Rockefellers” the myth tells us to believe. See The Story of Acadia National Park, an autobiographical account by the leader George Dorr, who in an intended favorable account of himself nevertheless revealed quite a bit. The publisher described it (1985 edition) as “a forest of political intrigues, favors called in, land speculation, the rebellion of the ‘locals’, an the unlimited use of reputations, power and money”. Dorr’s campaign took him “into the parlors and dining rooms of America’s elite, through the halls of Congress, and finally right into the Oval Office itself.”

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    3. StarvinLarry February 8, 2015 at 9:54 pm #

      Heck,the NPS did the same thing in less obvious ways when the Cuyahoga Valley National Park between Akron and Cleveland Ohio was formed in the 1970’s-homeowners had no choice about keeping their property-it was sell it to the park for what they deemed a “fair market price” when they made their offer-or have it taken by eminent domain type proceedings later-and get pennies on the dollar for the property.
      Families were allowed to remain in their homes until they passed away-but the park got everyone’s land.
      farmers lost prime bottomland to the park. Homeowners who had homes with nice views of the valley lost their homes,and no one had a choice in the matter-it was sell your land to the park-for what the park is offering-or we will take it and pay you next to nothing for it.
      Many of the homes the park forced people out of just sit as they are-rotting away.
      The NPS did the same thing when most of the national parks were created,the USFS took a lot of people’s land in W. Va when the George Washington and Monangahela national forests were formed-my great grandparents lost hundreds of acres to the forest service-land the family settled in the late 1700’s.
      It would make great reading if someone were to write a book detailing all the .gov inc. land theft in the 1900’s. People would think they were reading about the USSR, Stalin, and a communist country-taking land “for the good of the people”.

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      • SemperFi, 0321 February 9, 2015 at 12:14 am #

        Look up Grand Teton NP and Rockefeller Parkway, lots of early pioneers and ranchers were displaced to make room for fedgov.
        Rockefellers have some choice property inside the park on a lake, public not allowed.

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      • Seasoned_Citizen February 9, 2015 at 6:16 am #

        starvinLarry is correct!

        Thousands of acres between Cleveland and Akron were involved in this huge “land grab.” I was there from day-one.

        Now–get this–the Feds are “allowing” people back onto the land to “farm” or “raise animals” on it to show what the original inhabitants were doing. INSANITY!

        The Feds literally evicted and kicked out the true owners in short order to have some “jewel” in their crown of parks, only to see that Americans value their heritage. They want it back! Not stolen by the heavy hand of government and then leaked back to them through some propaganda-laced “colander.”

        The Feds are out of control. At every levels–alphabet soup agencies up the wazoo; courts; secret star-chamber outfits.

        What did Abe Lincoln say about despotism and tyranny?

        “When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty – to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocrisy.”

        Hummm…compare Putin to the outfit current occupying “The People’s House.”

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        • GenEarly February 9, 2015 at 1:16 pm #

          BLM doing the same in the western states right now. at Bundy Ranch, NV. citizens resisted.

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        • ewv July 18, 2015 at 6:32 pm #

          The National Park Service mass depopulation at the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area between Cleveland and Akron was documented in the 1982 PBS Frontlines documentary by Jessica Savitch, “For the Good of All”. http://www.landrights.org/VideoGoodOfAll.htm

          An earlier 11 minute documentary, “In Condemnation, The Cuyahoga Valley” which won an amateur film award, can be seen at http://www.landrights.org/VideoInCondemnation.htm

          The National Park Service internally published in 1992 “A Green Shrouded Miracle: The Administrative History of Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area, Ohio”, further revealing the ongoing arrogance:

          “[Superintendent] Birdsell believed that ‘if you are going to manage it, you have to own it.’ It was a position which local landowners used to vilify him. One of Birdsell’s colleagues responded:

          “‘People were screaming about it, but had Bill not taken that aggressive posture on land acquisition, I am convinced that this park never would be what it is today. I for one have been really sick and tired of hearing ‘Birdsell bashing’ because it is the thing to do. I think some day people, if they understand, will thank Bill Birdsell for that very aggressive stand that he took to get what he could get while the getting was good.’

          “‘The reason the park was created was because it was going to be eaten alive. After all, the Congress just said, ‘Here is a boundary.’ That was easy. Bill had the tough part. He had to come in and save what was within that boundary. There was only one way to save it and that was to buy it.’”

          In chapter 11 on the Cuyahoga homeowners rebellion NPS tries to portray itself as the victim. The focus on the plight and rights of homeowners in the Frontlines documentary “For the Good of All” is said to be “highly biased and provocative” because it was about the acquisitions. NPS does not to this day acknowledge the condemnations, which is typical for parks across the country. Older parks like Shenandoah and the Smoky Mountains are too well known to be evaded, and are treated like they are too old to matter.

          Cuyahoga was only one of many such travesties across the US, especially throughout the 1970s,

          following the 1965 Great Society Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) authorizing spending up to $900 million a year for land acquisition,

          subject to Congressional appropriations. Cuyahoga differed only in that it was caught on film but is typical of the arrogance of the National Park Service. The acquisition binge was greatly reduced during the Reagan administration only by curtailing funding.

          The National Park Service and its private lobby arm, National Parks and Conservation Association, planned to pick up where they had left off with heavy media promotion and lobbying for another massive expansion in the National Park System Plan of 1988.

           It was largely stopped because enough people had caught on by then,

          but most of the public has no idea what the National Park Service has been doing and what it intends to do in the future.

          NPS typically has a positive image associated with the emotion of the scenery, hiding its abuse and corruption behind the scenery.

          Some of the 1988 targets are still being pursued, e.g., in rural Maine where they want millions of acres.

          LWCF is up for re-authorization this year and the park pressure group lobbyists are continuing to push for converting it into an off-budget guaranteed entitlement of at least $1 billion a year for acquisition, bypassing Congressional appropriations in perpetuity and making it even more difficult to stop National Park Service expansionism. A $3 billion annual entitlement almost became law in the late 1990s. The mentality of Shenandoah and the Smoky Mountains is not just “ancient history”.

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    4. NC Redneck February 8, 2015 at 10:09 pm #

      Interesting read, however…

      Yes, the Appalachians were settled in the 1700’s, of which I’m a direct descendant.

      Yes, the Revolutionary and Civil War were lawless times.

      All I have to say to the feds is, git off our land.

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    5. BillMiller February 9, 2015 at 2:36 pm #

      Look at the CCC poster and then look at the style of posters produced in national socialist Germany during the same period. The resemblance is striking.

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    6. Dave February 9, 2015 at 6:02 pm #

      They did the same thing a couple of decades ago when they built Lake Jordan, whole villages just vanished underwater, they took several hundred acres of my farm for pennies on the dollar. Right now the national Rails to Trails org is stopping railroad land from going back to the landowner that leased the easement to the railroad. This is just a facade to keep rail or highway corridors for the state.
      Stop paying your lease (government taxes) on your land and see what happens to it. The myth of land “ownership” is
      laughable. The government owns everything, including you. We are just servants of the realm and we serve at their pleasure.

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    7.  Richard Williams February 10, 2015 at 10:00 am #

      There’s a great documentary about this topic produced by a local PBS (yeah, I know) station. It is quite enlightening and moving. Watch this emotional clip here: http://youtu.be/pkWH3iqL_gQ

      My wife and I both had ancestors who were forcibly removed from land to make way for the Blue Ridge Parkway. There’s a family cemetery that borders the BRP with one of our common (I’ll pause here for the jokes) great-great grandfathers is buried. He fought for the Confederacy. We still have family that live on land bordering the BRP and the park.

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      • Jim February 10, 2015 at 10:03 am #

        Thanks for the comment, Richard Williams. PBS stations have done some great documentaries over the years.

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        • Richard Williams February 10, 2015 at 10:25 am #

          They absolutely have, which I find somewhat ironic. Thanks for the review. After reading it, I immediately went to Amazon and purchased a copy.

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  • Olympic National Park Inholders 1970-1973

    Find your park. Tell your Story.

    Things happen that should always be remembered

    (133)  Elwha River Inholder  private Campsites were destroyed inside the Olympic National Park, they are listed below by name and number

    My “inside store” is kind of like the original Grimm’s Brother  fairy tale

    You know the one… It starts off great.. 

    Once Upon A Time in Olympic National Park

    THERE WAS A PRIVATE  ELWHA RIVER RECREATIONAL PARK

    “My Dad, George C. Rains Sr  developed one of the finest recreational campground facilities the Elwha River area has ever known. We subdivided and developed it into campsites with underground electricity, water system, good roads and restroom facilities.”

    And you remember what happens next, the Big Bad Wolf gobbles up the grandmother, swallows her whole and then the wolf eats Little Red Riding Hood..

    Unfortunately (133) Olympic National Park Inholder Campsites were destroyed they are listed by name and number below

    The names 133 people purchasing recreational sites and making payments between 1970-1973 are documented below.

    However the actual number of inholder’s ownership in ONP  may have been 250 or more.

    Many of the Inholder’s  that purchased and lost their Private recreational property in the Elwha River Recreational Park were local families.

    Many of the original purchasers are no longer living. Somebody needs to tell their story.

    Read the names on the list. Was your family one of the many families that lost their recreational campsite due to flooding by ONP  and ended up as a NOT SO WILLING SELLER?

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    Frankie White ended up as a NOT SO WILLING SELLER

    This is Frankie’s story given to me in a telephone conversation.

    Frankie was a single parent, she bought, made a small down payment on the recreational lot for she and her son. They spent delightful times together on the Elwha River, as much time as a working mother could afford to spend.

    When the Olympic National Park devastating flooding event started, she was offered an opportunity to sell her property to the park. Frankie still owed a lot of money on her purchase.but when she was first offered an amount of money, she said she did not want to sell, she wanted to wait and see what would happen.

    Hmmm…  Parks willing seller approach, if you sell it to us RIGHT NOW we will give you X amount if you wait until next year the offer will be reduced by $500.00.

    Frankie was afraid,  Was she bullied? Threatened? Intimidated?  Whatever…  Frankie became a NOT SO WILLING SELLER TO THE ONP for the higher amount.

    —– Original Message —–
    From: pearl hewett
    To: Frankie White
    Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 9:29 AM
    Subject: ELWHA RIVER LOTS
    Dear Frankie,

    I hope you are still on line, I doing a story for my website behindmyback.org and I would like you to tell your story about the taking of your lot by the Olympic National Park.
    email or call me

    Pearl (360) 417-9452.

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    If Frankie responds I will update her story

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    Many of the original purchasers are no longer living. Somebody needs to tell their story.

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    to read the statements of George Rains. – Citizen Review …

    Access into the private property into  Olympic National Park was the Road Olympic Hot Springs Road.

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    The total number of Inholder’s (133) names are listed below, however the actual number of inholder ownership may have been 250 or more.

    TOTAL NUMBER OF INHOLDERS CAMPSITES SITES WASHED OUT AND DESTROYED BY OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK?

    TOTAL NUMBER  OF INHOLDER CAMP SITES PURCHASED?

    TOTAL NUMBER OF OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK ACQUISITION OF INHOLDER PROPERTY FROM WILLING SELLERS?

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    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

    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

    Please call me, send an email.. Tell your story

    Things happen in National Parks that should always be remembered.

    to read the statements of George Rains. – Citizen Review …

    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 …


  • PDN What’s Wrong With These Pictures?

    Feb 18, 2016 What’s Wrong With These PDN  Pictures?

    Peninsula News — Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    Olympic National Park effort underway to preserve stretch of Olympic Hot Springs Road near Elwha River washout

    NOTE: This report was initiated by the Peninsula Daily News.
    It was not an Olympic National Park Press release.

    National Endowment for the Arts chair, Rep. Kilmer hail Fort Worden Lifelong Learning Center in tour

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    WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE RIGHT SIDE PRINT PICTURE?
    On the right side U.S. Rep Kilmer’s photo op picture is , BIG ART NEWS..Rep Kilmer traveled around the region. Kilmer said, “I have the honor of representing an area….
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    WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE LEFT SIDE PRINT PICTURE?
    OUR LOCAL U.S. Rep Kilmer is NOT IN THE PICTURE.
    Exactly three months ago ….Nov. 17, 2015 The Olympic Hot Springs Road (and trails) had a disastrous flooding event.
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    Exactly three months later…February 17, 2016
    THERE IS STILL NO ESTABLISHED TIMELINE YET FOR REPAIRS OR REOPENING DAMAGED ELWHA ROADS AND CAMPGROUNDS.

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    A picture is worth a thousand words, however documentation is priceless.

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    Behind My Back | ONP All Access Denied

    OUR LOCAL ONP All Access Denied IS STILL DENIED
    Posted on December 12, 2015 8:30 am by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment
    Dear Rep. Derek Kilmer, Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray
    ONP ACCESS DENIED TO ALL CITIZENS – PUBLIC LAND – U.S. POPULATION 320 million, PLUS FOREIGN TOURISTS INCLUDING INHOLDERS, ON THE ELWHA RIVER – November 19, 2015-Dec 12, 2015
    Road Closed – Olympic Hot Springs (Elwha) (storm damage)
    OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK PAYING PUBLIC -TOURIST AND MANY PRIVATE PROPERTY OWNERS, ALONG THE ELWHA RIVER IN WA STATE NEED YOUR COMMITMENT AND SUPPORT TO PROVIDE LEGAL CERTAINTY OF ROAD REPAIRS AND CONTINUED PUBLIC ACCESS ON THE OLYMPIC HOT SPRINGS ROAD, IN FOR AND TO ALL PUBLIC FACILITIES AND PRIVATE PROPERTY AREAS LOCATED WITHIN THE OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK.

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    OUR LOCAL U.S. Rep Kilmer is NOT IN THE PICTURE.

    Olympic National Park effort underway to preserve stretch of Olympic Hot Springs Road near Elwha River washout
    “Bridging water troubles” on the Olympic Hot Springs Road.
    Peninsula News — Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    OUR LOCAL U.S. Rep Kilmer is NOT IN THE PICTURE. in any sense, in the effort underway to preserve stretch of Olympic Hot Springs Road near Elwha River washout.

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    Dec 12, 2015 I sent a request to for help to Dear Rep. Derek Kilmer, Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray
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    ONP All Access Denied
    Posted on December 12, 2015 8:30 am by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment
    ONP ACCESS DENIED TO ALL CITIZENS – PUBLIC LAND – U.S. POPULATION 320 million, PLUS FOREIGN TOURISTS INCLUDING INHOLDERS, ON THE ELWHA RIVER – November 19, 2015-Dec 12, 2015
    Road Closed – Olympic Hot Springs (Elwha) (storm damage)
    OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK PAYING PUBLIC -TOURIST AND MANY PRIVATE PROPERTY OWNERS, ALONG THE ELWHA RIVER IN WA STATE NEED YOUR COMMITMENT AND SUPPORT TO PROVIDE LEGAL CERTAINTY OF ROAD REPAIRS AND CONTINUED PUBLIC ACCESS ON THE OLYMPIC HOT SPRINGS ROAD, IN FOR AND TO ALL PUBLIC FACILITIES AND PRIVATE PROPERTY AREAS LOCATED WITHIN THE OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK.
    No response from U.S. Rep Kilmer
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    Behind 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, NO RESPONSE TO COME FIX MY ROAD FROM OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK OR FROM MY ELECTED WA DC REPRESENTATIVE Rep. Derek Kilmer (a local son) , Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell
    JAN 19, 2016 THERE IS STILL NO ESTABLISHED TIMELINE YET FOR REPAIRS OR REOPENING DAMAGED ELWHA ROADS AND CAMPGROUNDS.
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    OUR LOCAL U.S. Rep Kilmer is NOT IN THE PICTURE. in any sense, in the effort underway to preserve stretch of Olympic Hot Springs Road near Elwha River washout.
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    Find Your Park Open Doors Remove Barriers – Behind My …

    Posted on February 10, 2016 11:47 am by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment
    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 my questions.
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    Feb 8, 2016 OUR LOCAL U.S. Rep Kilmer is STILL NOT IN THE PICTURE. in any sense, in the effort underway to preserve stretch of Olympic Hot Springs Road near Elwha River washout.

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    Feb 16, 2016 THERE IS STILL NO ESTABLISHED TIMELINE YET FOR REPAIRS OR REOPENING DAMAGED ELWHA ROADS AND CAMPGROUNDS.
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    FLH > Programs > Emergency Relief for Federally Owned …

    flh.fhwa.dot.gov/programs/erfo/
    Federal Highway Administration
    Dec 4, 2015 – Funds for the ERFO Program are provided from the Highway Trust Fund and the General Fund through the Emergency Relief Program for …

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    snippet full text below
    Applicants are expected to prioritize the repair of ERFO projects that are in the public’s best interest, based on available funds. Federal agencies and local government entities have the responsibility to perform emergency repairs, shift project and program priorities, give emergency relief work prompt attention and priority over non-emergency work, and assist the Office of Federal Lands Highway in its stewardship and oversight responsibilities.
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    Feb 16, 2016 I called..
    Sergio Mayorga
    ERFO Program Manager
    Office of Federal Lands Highway
    Location: Washington, DC
    Phone: (202) 366-9491
    Email: sergio.mayorga@dot.gov
    He sent me an email response

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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,
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    February 16, 2016 Mr Mayorga asked for an (ERFO) number.
    I called ONP for the (ERFO)

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    —– Original Message —–
    From: Winter, Brian
    To: pearl hewett
    Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 8:34 AM
    Subject: ERFO Request

    Pearl:

    I understand you called Lisa Turecek and requested the case number of the ERFO request. We don’t have a disaster (case) number yet. We sent in the Notice of Intent (intent to apply for funds as a result of storm damage) and Damage Survey Reports, but we have not yet received an official response from Western Federal Lands Highway Division.
    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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    My response to Mr Maroyga

    —– Original Message —–
    From: pearl hewett
    To: Sergio.Mayorga@dot.gov
    Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 3:01 PM
    Subject: 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

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    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 unemployed, 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
    Whatever it takes to get the job done.
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    Feb 18, 2016 OUR LOCAL U.S. Rep Kilmer is still NOT IN ANY PICTURE. in any sense, in the effort underway to preserve stretch of Olympic Hot Springs Road near Elwha River washout.

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    I have received ZERO response from our elected representatives, U.S. Rep Kilmer and Senator’s Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell.

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    THERE IS STILL NO ESTABLISHED TIMELINE YET FOR REPAIRS OR REOPENING DAMAGED ELWHA ROADS AND CAMPGROUNDS.

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    Olympic National Park does NOT EVEN HAVE AN Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads (ERFO) IDENTIFICATION NUMBER.

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    OUR LOCAL U.S. Rep Kilmer is still NOT IN ANY PICTURE. in any sense, in the effort underway to preserve stretch of Olympic Hot Springs Road near Elwha River washout.

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    ARE YOU BEGINNING TO GET THE PICTURE?

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    I AM GOING TO Rep. Kilmer’s TOWN HALL MEETING
    WITH THREE QUESTIONS FOR KILMER

    Thursday, February 18, 2016
    Clallam County Town Hall
    5:00PM – 6:30PM
    City Council Chambers
    Sequim City Hall
    226 N Sequim Avenue
    Sequim, WA 98382
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    Peninsula News — Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    Olympic National Park effort underway to preserve stretch of Olympic Hot Springs Road near Elwha River washout

    NOTE: This report was initiated by the Peninsula Daily News.
    It was not an Olympic National Park Press release.

    Full text..
    …Peninsula News — Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    Olympic National Park effort underway to preserve stretch of Olympic Hot Springs Road near Elwha River washout
    Olympic National Park effort underway to preserve stretch of Olympic Hot Springs Road near Elwha River washout
    OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Crews are trying to preserve what’s left of Olympic Hot Springs Road near a massive washout in the Elwha River Valley, and Olympic National Park officials plan to provide pedestrian access through the area by the end of the month.

    “Downstream from the washout, the bank is beginning to erode near the roadway,” said Barb Maynes, park spokeswoman.

    Crews are making emergency repairs to stabilize the Elwha River bank to save parts of the road that remain, she said.

    Park crews will have to wait until the rainy season is over before they can begin repairing the gaping 60-foot section of Olympic Hot Springs Road that was washed out earlier this winter, Maynes said.

    The road is closed at the park gate at Madison Falls, 1 mile north of the washout.

    A pedestrian trail is being built to bypass the damaged and FLOOD-PRONE AREAS, and it should be open by the end of this month, she said.

    There is no set date for repairs to the road, she said, but the park hopes to have it open with temporary repairs in time for Memorial Day weekend at the end of May.

    The park was approved for a Federal Highway Administration emergency repair grant to make the temporary fixes, Maynes said.

    She said she did not know how much money the park would receive.

    A flood Nov. 17 reactivated a long-dry river channel behind the Elwha Campground, obliterating a section of Olympic Hot Springs Road and inundating the campground with silt and debris.

    A second flood Dec. 8 and Dec. 9 caused additional damage to both the road and campground.

    Engineers are working on both temporary and permanent designs that will have to meet strict environmental standards because the Elwha River is a major salmon-producing stream, Maynes said.

    Currently, park maintenance employees are accessing areas south of the washout via a temporary bridge that spans part of the gap and has to be removed every time conditions indicate the water might rise, she said.

    Park officials are trying to complete temporary repairs by Memorial Day weekend to allow visitors to access the Glines Canyon overlook, several trailheads and the Olympic Hot Springs.

    Rehabilitation plans

    Long-term repairs to the road will be part of a planned large-scale rehabilitation of the aging visitor infrastructure of Elwha Valley roads, trails and campgrounds, Maynes said.

    Park planners expect to begin taking public comment and complete environmental studies on the project in a year or two, after which the park will complete the work, which should leave the area in good shape for visitors for decades, she said.

    Hot springs reopened

    The Olympic Hot Springs — natural hot spring pools located 2.5 miles above the Boulder Creek Trailhead — have reopened.

    The pools were closed in October after Silverdale resident Bruce Gunderson was found dead in one of them.

    An autopsy performed Oct. 30 revealed that the manner of death was an accident and the cause of death was freshwater drowning.

    Park officials kept the pools closed after the death due to the possibility of health risks.

    Once the pedestrian path is established, visitors can hike or bicycle the 10-mile route to the hot springs.

    Campground fates

    Two campgrounds in the Elwha Valley are closed, and only one is likely to reopen soon.

    The silt and debris covering the Elwha Campground will have to be removed and repairs made, Maynes said.

    Once that work is done, the campground is expected to reopen sometime this summer, she said.

    The Elwha River changed its course during a December 2014 flood and removed several Altair Campground campsites as the main channel moved across its historic floodplain.

    “Most of [Altair] is gone,” Maynes said.

    The future use of the remaining portions of the campground is under consideration, she said.

    In other parts of the park, Graves Creek Road in the Quinault area remained closed to cars due to a road washout caused by the same storms that damaged Olympic Hot Springs Road.

    Access to the Enchanted Valley trailhead remains open for hikers, but with a longer walk from cars to the trailhead, Maynes said.
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    This report was initiated by the Peninsula Daily News.
    It was not an Olympic National Park Press release.
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    Reporter Arwyn Rice can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 56250, or at arice@peninsuladailynews.com.
    Feb 18, 2016 11:45AM I called Reporter Arwyn Rice regarding a follow up story.
    And, I emailed this comment to Arwyn Rice at the Peninsula Daily News.


  • Find Your Park Forget Me Not

    National Register of Historic Places listings in Clallam County, Washington

    This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted February 12, 2016.

    HISTORIC PLACES IN OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK

    15 Elwha River Hydroelectric Power Plant
    Elwha River Hydroelectric Power Plant
    December 15, 1988
    (#88002741)
    N end of Lake Aldwell
    48°05′42″N 123°33′18″W
    Port Angeles
    18 Glines Canyon Hydroelectric Power Plant
    Glines Canyon Hydroelectric Power Plant
    December 15, 1988
    (#88002742)
    N end of Lake Mills at Elwha River
    48°00′11″N 123°35′54″W
    Port Angeles

    Things happen that should always be remembered.

    ARE YOU AS SHOCKED AS I AM? Who knew that our Elwha River and Glines Canyon Hydroelectric power plants were placed on on the National Register of Historic Places listings in Clallam County, Washington on Dec 15, 1988?

    UNBELIEVABLE… Find Your Park Forget Me Not

    Built in 1910 and 1926 respectively, the Elwha dam (108 feet high) and Glines Canyon dam (210 feet high) provided the only power to a lumber mill town called Port Angeles, situated on the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

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    Just, a town called Port Angeles? Port Angeles WA has been our Rains family town for 96 years.

    Find Your park tell your story. Olympic National Park is my park, this is a continuation of my inside story, I have known the Olympic National Park from the inside out for over 70 years. I was an INHOLDER in at Sol Duc Hot Springs inside the  Olympic National Park in 1944 and I still am an ONP INHOLDER inside the park, on the Elwha River,  Sat Feb 13, 2016.

    Forget Me Not

    Things happen that should always be remembered.

    Who remembers? Who Cares?

    History is written by the victors. – Winston Churchill..

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    SO WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARKS LAKES AND HISTORIC ELWHA RIVER HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANTS?

    Find Your Park Forget Me Not

    So, the tribes, along with environmental groups, began petitioning for restoration of the Elwha and its salmon runs. In 1992, their petitions were heard and President George H.W. Bush signed legislation to allow the federal government to buy the dams and begin conducting studies regarding the feasibility of their removal.

    Bush signed legislation… a document of historical interest, it’s only 8 pages long.

    January 3, 1992 H.R.4844 An Act To restore Olympic National Park and the Elwha River ecosystem and fisheries in the State of Washington.

    For local tribes and environmental advocates, it was time to go to work.

    Hundreds of environmental studies later, the decision to remove the dams was finalized.

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    The Supplemental EIS lists the proposed flood mitigation contained in the 1996 Final Environmental Impact Statement and the proposed changes to that list.

    You can find the Supplemental EIS  a document of historical interest, it’s only 366 pages long at:

    http://www.nps.gov/olym/learn/nature/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&PageID=136240

    THEN WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARKS LAKES AND HISTORIC POWER PLANTS?

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    World’s Largest Dam Removal Unleashes U.S. River After …

    news.nationalgeographic.com/…/140826-el…
    National Geographic Society

    Aug 27, 2014 – “Thirty years ago, when I was in law school in the Pacific Northwest, removing the dams from the Elwha River was seen as a crazy, wild-eyed …

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    Find Your park tell your story. Olympic National Park is my park.

    Who knew the Olympic National Park Altair and Elwha River’s Campgrounds Community Kitchens  were placed on the National Register of Historic Places listings in Clallam County, Washington on July 13, 2007?

    Find Your Park Forget Me Not

    The Campground Community kitchens were built by the CCC Elwha Camp #935, project 60 in 1933.

     

    2 Altair Campground Community Kitchen
    Altair Campground Community Kitchen
    July 13, 2007
    (#07000732)
    Approx. 4 mi. S of US 101
    48°00′42″N 123°35′30″W
    Port Angeles

    It’s a Place its a thing

    12 Elwha Campground Community Kitchen
    Elwha Campground Community Kitchen
    July 13, 2007
    (#07000735)
    3 miles south of U.S. Route 101 in Washington
    48°01′39″N 123°35′13″W
    Port Angeles

    Olympic National Park is my park

    13 Elwha Ranger Station
    Elwha Ranger Station
    July 13, 2007
    (#07000716)
    Approximately 3 miles southeast of WA 101 on the Olympic Hot Springs Rd.
    48°01′00″N 123°35′27″W
    Port Angeles

    The Olympic Hot Springs Road is my road.

    THIS ROAD WAS THE HISTORIC “GATEWAY TO THE OLYMPICS”

    Who remembers? Who Cares? History is written by the victors. – Winston Churchill..

    The National Park Service,  HISTORICALLY rewrites, renames, redirects, obscures, excludes, deletes and destroys,  much of the HISTORY of the Olympic National Park

    Things happen that should always be remembered. in 1909 The Olympic Hot Spring Resort  was a flourishing tourist destination.

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    Find Your Park Forget Me Not

    Repairs and widening of 22 miles of the Olympic Hot Spring Road was done by  the CCC Elwha Camp #935, project 60 in 1933-1934.

    Access to the Olympic National Park interconnected ROAD AND TRAIL SYSTEM belongs to all of us.

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    The Sol Duc River Shelter?

    The renamed as Canyon Creek Shelter, renumbered as #07000712, coordinates missing? image missing? Approximate distance from wherever? is and was  the Sol Duc Shelter.

    The Sol Duc River Shelter was my Shelter inside the Olympic National park in 1944.

    Who remembers? Who Cares? History is written by the victors. – Winston Churchill..

    The National Park Service,  HISTORICALLY rewrites, renames, redirects, obscures, excludes, deletes and destroys,  much of the HISTORY of the Olympic National Park

    30 North Fork Sol Duc Shelter Upload image
    July 13, 2007
    (#07000725)
    Approx. 9.5 mi. from North Fork Sol Duc Trailhead
    47°59′56″N 123°45′42″W
    Port Angeles
    5 Canyon Creek Shelter
    Canyon Creek Shelter
    July 13, 2007
    (#07000712)
    Approximately .9 miles north of the Upper Sol Duc River Trailhead
    Coordinates missing
    Port Angeles

    Find Your Park Forget Me Not

    It’s a Place… it’s in the Olympic National Park, tell your story, things happen that should never be forgotten.

    to be continued…

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    There are 49 properties and districts listed on the National Register in Clallam County.

    This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Clallam County, Washington, United States. Latitude and longitude coordinates are provided for many National Register properties and districts; these locations may be seen together in a map.[1]


  • Find Your Park Open Doors Remove Barriers

    Find your park. It’s your place, It’s your thing.

    It’s a Fact. The Federal Parks belong to all of us.

    Open Doors,  Remove barriers, Tell your story, Make a difference.

    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 my questions.

    Four of my government representatives listened, responded and answered questions

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    Clallam County Commissioner  Bill Peach opened the door.

    As required in the ERFO guidelines, under the  program, Federal agencies and local government entities have the responsibility to perform emergency repairs, shift project and program priorities, give emergency relief work prompt attention and priority over non-emergency work, and assist the Office of Federal Lands Highway in its stewardship and oversight responsibilities.

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    Three, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, Olympic National Park local Representatives  attended the meeting.

    M. Sarah Creachbaum
    Superintendent, of the Olympic National Park

    Lisa Turecek, PE
    Chief of Facilities Management

    Brian Winter
    Elwha River Project Manager

    I was delighted to have the opportunity to meet with them face to face.

    I was delighted at the conclusion of the meeting, strictly based on my understanding of the contents of the meeting, of the expeditious actions that have been taken and will be taken in the future.

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    This comment is intended to inform others, to share for the record, the information from the notes I took at the Feb 8, 2016 meeting.

    I was delight with the positive response from M. Sarah Creachbaum
    Superintendent, of the Olympic National Park.

    Sarah showed genuine concern for the economic well being of local people, she cares about the local people, they are her people.

    When I suggested that she do a news release to inform we the concerned people

    Using  the  progress reported by Lisa,  the expeditious steps taken with the  ERFO Program for the reopening the Olympic Hot Springs Road to provide access to the ONP public tourist, and private property owners.

    You know, like a message of hope from the Superintendent, of the Olympic National Park, for the economic future of  the local business people, for increased employment… for the the rush of  tourism created by the removal of the dams.

    Sarah agreed to do a press release…

    And I was delighted.

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    However, after hours of more in-depth research, done after the meeting, included  in this comment,  that provides additional documentation……

    Being delighted, and staying delighted with the ONP, are two different things! This is not my first rodeo with the Olympic National Park Service.

    Indeed, if I have made unintentional errors in this comment, I will do an immediate update on this website and  a retraction immediately.

    But for the record here goes… Taken from the notes I took at the Feb 8, 2016 meeting.

    Lisa Turecek, PE
    Chief of Facilities Management

    The expeditious Steps she has taken with the  ERFO Program to reopen the Olympic Hot Springs Road

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

    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

    Jan-Feb? completed? damage survey required for ERFO amount of funding?

    Note It was stressed by Lisa and Brian  that the ERFO  was for roads only?

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    Additional  research and documentation on ERFO funding for trails

    To be eligible for ERFO funding under 23 U.S.C. 125(e)(2), trails and transit systems must be included in the inventory of Tribal or Federal Lands Transportation Facilities. Trails included in the inventory should provide access to high-use recreation sites or Federal economic generators.

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

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    Note It was stressed by Lisa and Brian  that the Army Corp of Engineers must, be given time, up to 60 days? Because a 100 foot bridge ( at  undisclosed location?)  must be built.

    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.

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    Brian Winter
    Elwha River Project Manager

    That tentative plans to proceed shall required NOAA consultation under section 7, the endangered species act (ESA) Not necessarily additional restrictions, just consultation?

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    Which led to my questions to Brian Winter Elwha River Project Manager on the funding and planning for the removal of the Elwha Dams.

    I was just asking? Just saying? In particular…

    The ONP budget $$$ and plans for removal of the Elwha dams in the Elwha district included flood barriers and restoration (among other things)

    The ONP budget and plans for removal of the Elwha dams in the Elwha district included
    flood barriers for the tribes?

    I asked Flood barriers? only to protect the Elwha tribe? Flood barriers? only protect tribal land?

    I asked Brian to correct me if I was wrong.

    He did. emphatically…

    Flood barriers were provided for  the tribes and private property on the West side of the mouth of the Elwha River and And, flood barriers were provided for private homes down stream from the dam removals.

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    I am certain, that…
    Flood barriers were in place to protect all tribal historic heritage sites and
    to all protect tribal access, roads and trails
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    Feb 9, 2016 I’m asking for a response from  Brian on the following unanswered questions?

    In particular…Funding and planning for the dams removal provided?
    No flood barriers in the Elwha district to protect the best interest of citizens?
    the, over 300,000 million national park visitors
    No flood barriers? to protect citizens public and private access to roads and trails?
    No flood barriers? to protect citizens public and private property?

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    I repeat for clarification, Brian’s emphatic answer…

    In addition to the tribes protection, some private property and homes were given flood barriers in the funding and planning of the Elwha dam removals

    Flood barriers were provided for  the tribes and private property on the West side of the mouth of the Elwha River and And, flood barriers were provided for private homes down stream from the dam removals.

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    I’m asking for a response from  Brian on the following unanswered questions?

    Funding and planning for the dams removal provided?
    No flood barriers? to protect citizens public and private land, trails, campgrounds campsites and facilities?
    No flood barriers? to protect citizens historic heritage sites?
    No flood barriers? to protect private property owners property?
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    I directed additional questions to Brian Winter, as the  Elwha River Project Manager on the funding and planning for the removal of the Elwha Dams.

    The ONP budget $$$ and plans for removal of the Elwha dams in the Elwha district included restoration (among other things)

    I received no response to these questions from Brian.

    Elwha River restoration? Just restoration and planting of native plants?

    No restoration $$$ for public and private roads and trails?
    No restoration $$$ for access into Elwha district the Olympic National Park?
    No restoration $$$ for public and private campgrounds campsites and facilities?
    No restoration for citizens Elwha district historic heritage sites?
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    Did the ONP budget and plans for removal of the Elwha dams in the Elwha district included or require mitigation and compensation $$$ for the flood damage caused to the private landowner campsite’s, inside the park, downstream from the dam removal?
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    FLH > Programs > Emergency Relief for Federally Owned …

    flh.fhwa.dot.gov/programs/erfo/
    Federal Highway Administration

    Dec 4, 2015 – Funds for the ERFO Program are provided from the Highway Trust Fund and the General Fund through the Emergency Relief Program for …

    snippet full text below

    Applicants are expected to prioritize the repair of ERFO projects that are in the public’s best interest, based on available funds. Federal agencies and local government entities have the responsibility to perform emergency repairs, shift project and program priorities, give emergency relief work prompt attention and priority over non-emergency work, and assist the Office of Federal Lands Highway in its stewardship and oversight responsibilities.

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    Guidance – Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads …

    https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/…/guideflerfo
    Federal Highway Administration

    Dec 11, 2012 – Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads (ERFO) MAP-21 … To be eligible for ERFO funding under 23 U.S.C. 125(e)(2), trails and transit …

    snippet full text below

    To be eligible for ERFO funding under 23 U.S.C. 125(e)(2), trails and transit systems must be included in the inventory of Tribal or Federal Lands Transportation Facilities. Trails included in the inventory should provide access to high-use recreation sites or Federal economic generators.

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    full text Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads (ERFO)

    On December 4, 2015, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act of 2015 (the “FAST Act” or “Highway Funding Act”) was signed into law replacing MAP-21. We are in the process of revising the information on this page to address this new legislation.

    The Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads Program, or ERFO Program, was established to assist federal agencies with the repair or reconstruction of tribal transportation facilities, federal lands transportation facilities, and other federally owned roads that are open to public travel, which are found to have suffered serious damage by a natural disaster over a wide area or by a catastrophic failure.

    The intent of the ERFO program is to pay the unusually heavy expenses for the repair and reconstruction of eligible facilities.

    The ERFO program is not intended to cover all repair costs but rather supplement Federal Land Management Agency (FLMA) repair programs. Repairs are classified as either emergency or permanent repairs.

    Emergency repairs are those repairs undertaken during or immediately after a disaster to restore essential traffic, to minimize the extent of damage, or to protect the remaining facilities. Prior approval is not required, however all other eligibility requirements of the program still apply.

    Permanent repairs are those repairs undertaken after the occurrence of the disaster to restore facilities to their pre-disaster conditions. Prior approval is required.

    The ERFO program provides assistance to other federal agencies whose roads meet the definition of “open to public travel” such as: Bureau of Reclamation; Department of Energy (previously under jurisdiction of the Bureau of Reclamation, i.e., owned by the Western Area Power Association); Department of Defense (Military Installation roads); and Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (Defense Access roads).

    The Federal share payable for the repair of tribal transportation facilities, federal lands transportation facilities, and public roads on federal lands is 100 percent under the ERFO Program. Funds for the ERFO Program are provided from the Highway Trust Fund and the General Fund through the Emergency Relief Program for Federal-aid Highways. ERFO funds are not to duplicate assistance under another Federal program or compensation from insurance, cost share, or any other source.

    The Office of Federal Lands Highway is responsible for efficient and effective management of public funds entrusted by Congress and for ensuring that the ERFO Program is administered consistent with laws, regulations, and policies.

    Applicants are expected to prioritize the repair of ERFO projects that are in the public’s best interest, based on available funds. Federal agencies and local government entities have the responsibility to perform emergency repairs, shift project and program priorities, give emergency relief work prompt attention and priority over non-emergency work, and assist the Office of Federal Lands Highway in its stewardship and oversight responsibilities.

    Contact Information listed below

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    full text

    Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads

    (ERFO) MAP-21 Program Guidance

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    U.S. Department of
    Transportation
    Federal Highway
    Administration

    Memorandum

    Subject: Information: Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads (ERFO) MAP-21 Program Guidance Date: December 11, 2012
    From: Joyce A. Curtis
    Associate Administrator for Office of Federal Lands Highway
    In Reply Refer To: HFL-1
    To: Federal Lands Highway Division Engineers

    This purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance for changes to the Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads (ERFO) program.

    Section 1107 of the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act” (MAP-21), enactedJuly 6, 2012, amended 23 U.S.C. 125 “Emergency Relief” as follows:

    • (e) TRIBAL TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES, FEDERAL LANDS TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES, AND PUBLIC ROADS ON FEDERAL LANDS.-
      • (1) DEFINITION OF OPEN TO PUBLIC TRAVEL.-In this subsection, the term ‘open to public travel’ means, with respect to a road, that, except during scheduled periods, extreme weather conditions, or emergencies, the road is open to the general public for use with a standard passenger vehicle, without restrictive gates or prohibitive signs or regulations, other than for general traffic control or restrictions based on size, weight, or class of registration.
      • (2) EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS.-Notwithstanding subsection (d)(1), the Secretary may expend funds from the emergency fund authorized by this section, independently or in cooperation with any other branch of the Federal Government, a State agency, a tribal government, an organization, or a person, for the repair or reconstruction of tribal transportation facilities, Federal lands transportation facilities, and other federally owned roads that are open to public travel, whether or not those facilities are Federal-aid highways.
      • (3) REIMBURSEMENT.-
        • (A) IN GENERAL.-The Secretary may reimburse Federal and State agencies (including political subdivisions) for expenditures made for projects determined eligible under this section, including expenditures for emergency repairs made before a determination of eligibility.
        • (B) TRANSFERS.-With respect to reimbursements described in subparagraph (A)-
          • (i) those reimbursements to Federal agencies and Indian tribal governments shall be transferred to the account from which the expenditure was made, or to a similar account that remains available for obligation; and
          • (ii) the budget authority associated with the expenditure shall be restored to the agency from which the authority was derived and shall be available for obligation until the end of the fiscal year following the year in which the transfer occurs.

    Section 1508 of MAP-21 amended 23 U.S.C. 120 “Federal share payable” as follows:

    • (e) EMERGENCY RELIEF.-The Federal share payable for any repair or reconstruction provided for by funds made available under section 125 for any project on a Federal-aid highway, including the Interstate System, shall not exceed the Federal share payable on a project on the system as provided in subsections (a) and (b), except that-
      • (1) the Federal share payable for eligible emergency repairs to minimize damage, protect facilities, or restore essential traffic accomplished within 180 days after the actual occurrence of the natural disaster or catastrophic failure may amount to 100 percent of the cost of the repairs;
      • (2) the Federal share payable for any repair or reconstruction of Federal land transportation facilities, Federal land access transportation facilities, and tribal transportation facilities may amount to 100 percent of the cost of the repair or reconstruction;

    Effective October 1, these provisions will be implemented as follows:

    • In addition to tribal transportation facilities and Federal lands transportation facilities, other Federally owned roads that are “open to public travel”, whether or not those facilities are Federal-aid highways, are eligible for ERFO funds. This provides ERFO eligibility to Federally owned roads that may not meet the definition of a tribal transportation facility or a Federal lands transportation facility. The intent of this provision is to focus the limited ERFO funds on those facilities that are surfaced and maintained for standard passenger vehicles. Therefore, roads passable ONLY by high-clearance vehicles are not eligible for ERFO under this provision. High clearance roads no longer eligible for ERFO may be eligible for assistance under FEMA or other programs.
    • To be eligible for ERFO funding under 23 U.S.C. 125(e)(2), trails and transit systems must be included in the inventory of Tribal or Federal Lands Transportation Facilities. Trails included in the inventory should provide access to high-use recreation sites or Federal economic generators.
    • Section 125(e)(3) of title 23, United States Code, was amended to add language affecting the reimbursement to Federal Land Management Agencies (FLMAs). When FLMAs use their own funds for emergency and permanent repairs, ERFO funds can go back to the FLMAs original account or a similar account and remains available for obligation. Additionally, the budget authority shall be restored to the agency from which the authority was derived and shall be available for obligation until the end of the following fiscal year.
    • The Forest Highway program is repealed at the end of FY12. Forest Highways are no longer eligible for ERFO funding, unless they are Federally-owned roads that meet the requirements of 23 U.S.C. 125(e). Other State and local roads that do not meet the requirements of 23 U.S.C. 125(e) may be eligible under the Federal-aid Emergency Relief program or FEMA.
    • For eligible ERFO repairs accomplished more than 180 days after the occurrence of the natural disaster or catastrophic failure on facilities other than those meeting the definition of a Federal land transportation facility or tribal transportation facility, the Federal share payable shall be in accordance with 23 U.S.C. 120, including the sliding scale provision of 23 U.S.C. 120(b).
    • Federal land access transportation facilities are not eligible for ERFO funding under 23 U.S.C. 125.

    Repairs for Program of Projects (POPs) approved prior to and after October 1 will proceed under MAP-21 provisions. See FHWA Treatment of Carryover Highway Program Funding table. If you have any further questions, please contact Mr. Sergio Mayorga at 202-366-9491.

    Sergio Mayorga
    ERFO Program Manager
    Office of Federal Lands Highway
    Location: Washington, DC
    Phone: (202) 366-9491
    Email: sergio.mayorga@dot.gov

    J. “Eric” Wright
    ERFO Coordinator
    Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division (EFL)
    Location: Sterling, Virginia
    Phone: (571) 434-1547
    Email: john.wright@dot.gov

    Lorell Duteil
    ERFO Coordinator
    Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFL)
    Location: Lakewood, Colorado
    Phone: (720) 963-3425
    Email: lorell.duteil@dot.gov

    David Hilgendorf
    ERFO Coordinator
    Western Federal Lands Highway Division (WFL)
    Location: Vancouver, Washington
    Phone: (360) 619-7620
    Email: david.hilgendorf@dot.gov


  • Find Your Park Find Olympic Hot Springs?

    Olympic Hot Springs?

    Unaware that years ago Olympic Hot Springs was home to a legendary resort?

    The bottom line…

    “In addition, most of the Olympic Peninsula is part of the Olympic National Park and therefore closed to exploration”.

    You’ll never guess where I found that quote.

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    NOW, LET’S GET DOWN TO THE HISTORY OF…..

    Olympic Hot Springs – Arcadia Publishing

    About the author Born and raised in Port Angeles, author Teresa Schoeffel-Lingvall’s family owned and operated the Olympic Hot Springs resort for 60 years. She is proud to share the resort’s history on behalf of her family.

    Olympic Hot Springs

     

    The Olympic Hot Springs served as a destination resort in the Olympic Mountains near Port Angeles

    Opened to the public in 1909. In the years to follow, cabins, pools, and lodges were constructed along the hillside above Boulder Creek, and the beloved resort thrived with visitors.

    Olympic Hot Springs is located in Olympic National Park, Washington, United States. The springs contain 21 seeps near Boulder Creek, a tributary of the Elwha River.

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    Olympic Hot Springs – Arcadia Publishing

    https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/…/OlympicHotS
    Arcadia Publishing

    The Olympic Hot Springs served as a destination resort in the Olympic Mountains near Port Angeles … Andrew Jacobsen is considered the first to discover the springs, nestled 2,100 feet up in the Elwha River valley, in 1892. … In the years to follow, cabins, pools, and lodges were constructed along the hillside above Boulder …

    About the author Born and raised in Port Angeles, author Teresa Schoeffel-Lingvall’s family owned and operated the Olympic Hot Springs resort for 60 years. She is proud to share the resort’s history on behalf of her family.

    The Olympic Hot Springs served as a destination resort in the Olympic Mountains near Port Angeles, Washington, for 60 years. Andrew Jacobsen is considered the first to discover the springs, nestled 2,100 feet up in the Elwha River valley, in 1892. Today, individuals still hike up the Elwha trail to soak in the earthen pools of mineral water, unaware that years ago it was home to a legendary resort. While on a hunting trip in 1907, Billy Everett, “Slim” Farrell, and Charlie Anderson rediscovered the springs and began work developing the site of Olympic Hot Springs, hewing logs into wood baths and building a cabin and bathhouse along the hillside. Everett went on to become proprietor of the enterprise, which opened to the public in 1909. In the years to follow, cabins, pools, and lodges were constructed along the hillside above Boulder Creek, and the beloved resort thrived with visitors.

    In 1940, the resort was annexed into the Olympic National Park, and it was later closed in 1966.

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    Not only am I aware that it was a legendary resort…

    I, have living memory, of when I was a girl, visiting the beloved  thrived with visitors ,OLYMPIC HOT SPRINGS RESORT  with  my family.

    Like I said before, living at Sol Duc Hot Springs was pretty wild, a really great place for  working class families, cabins were affordable at $4.00 a night, a community kitchen for free picnicking, cars draped with drying towels, logger dads in suspenders and cut off pants, for frazzled stay at home moms, kids and the old folks too.

    By comparison, the Olympic Hot Springs Resort was a “swell” luxury resort with all of the  amenities for more well to do people.

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    Statement on Olympic Hot Springs Resort

    by George C. Rains Sr  owner Sol Duc Hot Springs 1944-1953

    It was one of the finest public recreational facilities on the Olympic Peninsula..

    It was originally built and maintained by Everett and Harry Schoefell and family.

    His resort business was very successful for many years. Long leases and plans could be made to maintain and improve his business. When the Olympic Nation Park put the squeeze on Harry Schoefell by giving a lease for only one year at a time. This put a squeeze on improvement programs and you had nothing certain to make improved facilities and maintenance work for the future.

    I was told by Harry Schoefell that all he received in the end from ONP was $10,000.00 for all of his years of work.

    Documented Click here to read the statements of George Rains.

    NOW AND THEN OLYMPIC HOT SPRING RESORT

    Under the stewardship of the National Park System?

    The Olympic Hot Springs resort was abandoned by Olympic National Park and left to deteriorate, after letting nature take its course, of course it was crushed flat with snow.  They say it was eventually torn down? In fact it was obliterated, it was destroyed  completely so that nothing was left, but two small hot mineral pools.  The Olympic Hot Springs Road to the resort was also abandoned by the Olympic National Park and left to deteriorate

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    The Olympic Hot Springs Road, was historically called

    The Gate Way to the Olympic National Park?

    (all historical reference has been wiped)

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    Documentation 1933-1934 widening, repairs and maintenance

    The Olympic Hot Springs Road

    The work program Project 60, outlined for both the main Elwha Camp and the side camp at Slab Camp in the hills southeast of Port Angeles included the construction of roads …. Work plans also called for the widening and straightening of the Olympic (Boulder Creek) Hot Springs Road plus the improvement of several campgrounds (PAEN 1933, 10 June).By early 1934, twenty-two miles of road were completed by the Elwha CCC crews 935. A small crew was about to begin widening the road to Olympic (Boulder Creek) Hot Springs

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    Under the ownership/stewardship of the National Park System?

    The beloved Olympic Hot Springs resort, that thrived  with visitors and recreational opportunities, on public land was obliterated and returned to wilderness for the benefit of “We the People” by Olympic National Park.

    35 years ago in 1997 , There was a narrow overgrown trail to what was left of the Olympic Hot Springs, I took my two preteen nieces on a hike to see what was left

    Under the ownership/stewardship of the National Park System?

     1997  All that was left of the beloved resort were two small pools of steaming mineral water with several naked hikers lounging on logs. Unaware that years ago it was home to a legendary resort?

    The area around the pools was contaminated with human excrement.

     I never went back, is the trail to the Olympic Hot Springs still there?

    Pearl Rains Hewett

    Trustee George C. Rains Sr. Estate

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    Last report on the OLYMPIC HOT SPRINGS

    Olympic Hot Springs Closed After Dead Body Found | The …

    outdoor-society.com/olympichotspringsclosed-after-dead-body-found/

    On Monday, October 26 2015 Olympic Hot Springs Closed After Dead Body Found

    On Monday, a body was discovered in the Olympic Hot Springs in the Elwha Region of Olympic National Park. The discovery forced the closure of the hot spring areas of one of America’s most popular National Parks. The news is sad, as it appears the 61 year old deceased man from Silverdale, WA died from natural causes. Because the body was discovered in the hot springs, Park officials have decided to close the pools for health and safety concerns.

    The Elwha Region is already mostly closed to access due to the repairs of the Whiskey Bend Road leading to some of the best hikes in the area. With the closure of the Hot Springs, the Elwha might be a place to skip for a few weeks??? until things return to normal.

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     Update Feb. 6, 2016… last ONP updates?

    Current Road Conditions – Olympic National Park (U.S. …

    Olympic Hot Springs (Elwha) Road Closed (storm damage) 1/17/16
    The road is closed due to a washout just north of Elwha Campground, about 1 mile from the park boundary. Closed to public entry beyond the washout.

    Trail Conditions – Olympic National Park (U.S. National Park .

    Boulder Creek Trail Trailhead to Olympic Hot Springs 2.5 miles 1800′ to 2061′ Olympic Hot Springs Road closed to all public entry beyond the road washout by the Elwha Campground.

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     Feb. 6, 2016 online Planning your summer vacation?

    Visiting the Elwha Valley – Olympic National Park (U.S. …Pl

    www.nps.gov/olym/…/visiting-the-elwha.htm
    National Park Service

    The Elwha Valley is located in the central northern area of Olympic National Park. … The Olympic Hot Springs Road and Whiskey Bend Road offer sightseeing …

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     Feb. 6, 2016 online Hiking Resources?

    Olympic Hot Springs — Washington Trails Association

    www.wta.org › Find a Hike › Hiking Guide
    Washington Trails Association

    Hiking Resources … Olympic Hot Springs. OlympicOlympic Peninsula — Northern Coast … Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula (Romano – Mountaineers Books).

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    Feb. 6, 2016 online trip adviser and camp sites?

    Olympic Hot Springs (Olympic National Park, WA): Address …

    www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g143047-d146058…
    TripAdvisor

    Olympic Hot Springs, Olympic National Park: See 16 reviews, articles, and 9 … the camp sites of the Olympic National Park and the Washington State camp sites.

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    The bottom line…. I found the quote on the following 270 page report
    file.dnr.wa.gov/publications/ger_gm25_geothermal_res_wa_500k.pdf

    SPRINGS iftc.iuded. in; a; s.gna’M by the. S:.vw,\. OLYMPIC. HOT SPRINGS. SOL DUC ….. studies ted to …. ment of Natural Resources, or the Washington State.

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    The bottom line….
    In addition, most of the Olympic Peninsula is part of the Olympic National Park  and therefore closed to exploration.
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  • Find Your Park – Find the Elwha River

    Find Your Park – Centennial (U.S. National Park Service)

    www.nps.gov/subjects/centennial/findyourpark.htm
    National Park Service

    The National Park Service invites you to find your park! In celebration of the 100th birthday of the National Park Service in 2016

    Find your Park and Share your story.

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    Olympic National Park is my park and this is my inside story

    Things that happen in the OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK  ON THE ELWHA RIVER should always be remembered

    Sep 11, 2011 “SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER” … was an invitation

    1970 -1973  “SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER” recreational campsites destroyed

    SUMMER 1976 “SHALL WE LIVE AT THE ELWHA RIVER” NEVERMORE

    Feb 5, 2016  “SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER” NEVERMORE

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    The bottom line- ALWAYS BRING THE BOTTOM LINE TO THE TOP

    FEB 5, 2016 SHALL WE GATHER AT THE ELWHA RIVER?

    And, join in the Olympic National Park In celebration of the 100th birthday of the National Park Service?

    Feb 5, 2016 SHALL WE GATHER AT THE ELWHA RIVER? for recreation

    Quoth the raven “NEVERMORE”

    Indeed, The raven seems to further instigate the distress with its constant repetition of the word “NEVERMORE”

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    MY PARK,  MY ELWHA RIVER’S  UNORTHODOX EULOGY

    Our family private Inholder Elwha River lots are presumed dead, they have been washed away, and all access is being denied to us by the Olympic National Park
    Contrary to what is usually written, what is traditional spoken, or accepted, this written eulogy IS TO DOCUMENT THE CAUSE OF DEATH OF OF OUR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROPERTY ACCESS, FULL USE AND ENJOYMENT, located in the Elwha River Valley inside the Olympic National Park, by the National Park System.

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    CAUSE OF DEATH?  YOU DECIDE?

    DROWNING?  AFTER? YEARS OF WATER BOARDING PUNISHMENT?

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    PLEASE NOTE

    This nearly 5000 word posting shall be divided into separate, smaller, in more detail, in more manageable individual comments and emailed out to whom it may concern.

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    Sep 11, 2011 “SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER” was an invitation

    Port Angeles, WA – Long-time local invites public as guests …

    www.citizenreviewonline.org/2011/Sep/invitation_to_remember.html

    Sep 11, 2011 – Shall We Gather At The River on Sat. … The Rains Family wants to share their beautiful Elwha River property with those who would prefer a …

    Sept 5, 2011 Port Angeles, WA – Long-time local invites public as guests to gather on inholder property for a ‘time of remembrance’ for two lakes to be lost to dam destruction

    Posted 9/11/2011

    THIS IS YOUR INVITATION

    “Shall We Gather At The River”

    Sat. Sept. 17, 2011

    The public is invited to be our guest at the Rains Family ONP [Olympic National Park] Inholders property

    Located on the Olympic Hot Springs Road

     For a time of remembrance of what used to be

    Two of the finest public recreational areas on the Olympic Peninsula

    Lake Mills – Lake Aldwell

    Clean energy – Flood control

    Pearl Rains Hewett

    Trustee George C. Rains Sr. Estate

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    THESE ARE ANSWERS and comments TO YOUR ONLINE QUESTIONS

     “Shall We Gather At The River” on Sat. Sept. 17, 2011

    Prepare for a primitive day hike, sack lunch, bottled water, pack it in, pack it out.

    This is an opportunity to visit and walk in a place that may soon be lost to the wilderness.

    This is simply an invitation..

    With so many planned events on Sept. 17, 2011, there is no way for anyone to anticipate how many guests we will have.

    There is a rest room at the small camp ground.

    There is a parking lot at the ONP gate.

    We are planning to have Rains Family Inholder property owners at both the ONP gate and at the entrance road to our inholder property.

    Those who attend will be referred to as invited guests of the Rains family.

    I  commit myself to being at our ONP Inholders property from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011  and  I am extending an invitation to the public to be our guest on our private Inholder property.

    The Rains Family wants to share their beautiful Elwha River property with those who would prefer a walk by the river to a gathering at the Pier to watch TV.

     Go West on Highway 101, turn left up the Olympic Hot Springs Road (just before the Elwha Bridge). The Rains Property is through the ONP gate and about 3 miles up the road on your right.

    Retired council mentioned the following;

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    Tell Your story, things happen that should always be remembered.

    With the publicity generated by the June 28, 2011 PDN [Peninsula Daily News] front page picture of Pearl  Rains Hewett and story

     

    2016 Share your Story,  things happen that should always be remembered

    Olympic National Park mea culpa: ‘Inholder’ blocked from …

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

    PORT ANGELES — A family with 91-year-old roots in Clallam County was denied vehicle access Saturday onto trust land they own within Olympic National Park.

    Park officials Monday called the incident a misunderstanding.

    Pearl Rains Hewett said Monday that as an “inholder” — an owner of private property within a national park — her sister, Violet Kono of Redmond, should have been allowed to drive Saturday to family property on the Elwha River that lay past a locked gate on Olympic Hot Springs Road, beyond which road construction was taking place.

    Hewett was allowed to drive past the gate Monday after she contacted the Peninsula Daily News and the newspaper inquired about the incident.

    “I would like the national park to be put on notice that you shouldn’t have to go to that extreme to have access to your property,” she said. “Inholders have rights. We pay taxes to Clallam County every year to property on the Elwha.”

    Park Chief Ranger Collin Smith, who was out of town last week, was apologetic.

    “There were some internal communication issues there,” Smith said Monday afternoon.

    “Had I known the road was paved at that point, I would have told [Ranger] Sean [Davis] to let her go through. It was a misunderstanding. Where we made a mistake here is, we should have tried to provide access to them because they’re inholders.”

    Olympic National Park has about 100 inholders mostly at Lake Crescent, Lake Ozette, Lake Quinault and the Oil City area near the mouth of the Hoh River, Smith said.

    Olympic Hot Springs Road will be open to full vehicle access by Wednesday, he added.

    For about three weeks, workers have been repairing the road’s Fisherman’s Corner in preparation for truck traffic generated by the tear-down of the Glines Canyon Dam and its sister edifice, the Elwha Dam, beginning Sept. 17.

    Olympic Hot Springs Road leads to Glines Canyon Dam.

    Traffic will be restricted along the road after Aug. 1 beginning just south of Altair Campground, which will remain open.

    That’s when workers from Barnard Construction Co. Inc. of Bozeman, Mont., will begin traveling the road heavily and staging equipment for the $27 million removal of both dams, intended to restore the Elwha River’s sharply depleted salmon run.

    Hewett said earlier Monday that her sister was told road construction was taking place and that no public vehicles were allowed beyond the gate, Hewett said.

    While Davis was telling the 67-year-old Kono on Saturday morning that the only way she could reach her family property was to hike 2 to 3 miles, a representative of concessionaire Olympic Raft & Kayak and a park biologist unlocked the gate with their own keys and drove through, Hewett said.

    “The worst part was they let a concessionaire up the road, but they won’t let an inholder in,” Hewett said, describing the family-trust property “a very beautiful, special and spiritual place” where family members gather for memorials and the Fourth of July.

    Hewett contended that inholders, as in-park landowners, hold a different legal status than the general public.

    “I think it’s important for us to object to private property rights being violated by anyone, especially when it’s a family that’s lived here for such a long time,” Hewett said.

    Hewett’s grandfather, Osco Rains, (correction George C. Rains Sr) was 6 when he and his family moved to Port Angeles in 1920, Hewett said.

    At one point, the family owned 3,000 acres on the North Olympic Peninsula. They now own 900 acres.

    Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb can be reached at 360-417-3536 or at paul.gottlieb@peninsuladailynews.com.

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    ACCESS DENIED AND THE REST OF THE STORY

    Access Denied – Olympic Hot Springs Road blockaded and the “rest of the story” – by Pearl Rains Hewett

    Posted 7/26/2011 Access Denied – Olympic Hot Springs Road blockaded and the “rest of the story” by Pearl Rains Hewett

    On June 28, 2011 an article “Access Denied”  with my picture was on the front page of the Peninsula Daily News.

    As Paul Harvey would say, here is “The rest of the story.” for your enjoyment.

    On June 28, 2011 Paul Gottlieb PDN [Peninsula Daily News] called me and asked if I  would meet a photographer at the blockade on the on the Olympic Hot Springs Road, where my sister and her husband had been refused entry,. I said “Sure”  Paul said, “If you both leave now, Chris Tucker will meet you at the gate.”

    I got to the gate first, parked my car and walked over to a little blond guard. I said, “I am an Inholder and I want to go up to my property.”

    She said, “you can’t go in , only people that have business can go through.”

    I said “I have business, I am an Inholder and my property is up the road.”

    The little blond said, “Is your house up there?”

    I said, “No, but, (I saw a black car pull in and park) You see that guy over there? (Chris was walking toward us) He is a photographer from the Peninsula Daily News and he is here to take a picture of you refusing me entry to my property.”

    The little blond looked at Chris and then back at me and said “I have to make a phone call”.

    Chris, had a camera in his hand, we introduced ourselves, I told Chris that I had just been refused entry. We waited about two minutes and the little blond came over and said “You can go right in”.

    Chris asked to take a picture of me in front of the gate, he took 3 or four pictures and then he said, “Now can I have one of you, not smiling?”

    It was a fleeting victory, entry was only made possible by the power of the press.

    See the following if you are interested in the rest, of the rest of the story.

    Pearl Rains Hewett

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    THE REST OF THE – REST OF MY STORY

    Things happen in the Olympic National Park,  should always be remembered

    Click here to read the statements of George Rains.

    1944 OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK CONSPIRACY EXPOSED

    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 exposed 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.”

    The proof of this conspiracy has and is being proven in the step by step acquisition of private and DNR land by the National Park Service, as this is being written and during the last 19 years from 1992 to 2011.

    The nine page summary includes some of the 48 year history of Clallam County from 1944 to 1992 and is his proof of the conspiracy.

    It’s a good read from a historical standpoint and a cautionary statement to the citizens of Clallam County.

    Could this happen to Clallam County by imminent domain, isolation, regulation, restriction and/or economic starvation?

    Pearl Rains Hewett

    AS done, proposed or referenced in 1992 document
    Sol Duc Hot Springs
    Olympic Hot Springs
    Four Seasons
    Pacific Ocean Coast
    Lake Ozette
    Quinault River
    Lake Quinault
    Lake Mills property loss of fishing
    Removal of Lake Mills Dam loss of flood control and electricity
    Lake Aldwell loss of fishing
    Removal of Lake Aldwell Dam loss of flood control and electricity
    Glines Canyon Dam
    North West Marine sanctuary
    56 miles of tidelands
    Eminent domain of Lake Crescent private property
    Million dollar sewer treatment plant
    Clallam County Roads around Lake Crescent
    Why the Lake Crescent property taken from Jack Olsen became the summer home of  Chief Justice Douglas of the US Supreme court?
    Elwha River Private recreational park destroyed
    Lake Crescent purchase of 79.81 acres of land for $410,000.00
    Control of wetlands
    Taking of corridors on rivers and streams (200 foot?)
    Excessive fees and taxes
    Taking of private property and property rights

    If you have read this far, and are interested in a copy of the full nine page document please contact me.
    Pearl Rains Hewett
    phew@wavecable.com
    (360) 417-9452

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    “SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER” is a dam shame

    Tell your story, things happen in the Olympic National Park,  should always be remembered.

    Port Angeles, WA – Long-time local invites public as guests to gather on inholder property for a ‘time of remembrance’ for two lakes to be lost to dam destruction

    Saturday, September, 17, 2011 Elwha Dams removal threatens family properties

    by Lois Krafsky-Perry
    Citizen Review Online

    Photos by Lois Krafsky-Perry

    Clallam County, WA – As a large Elwha Dam removal celebration with a reported 400 invited guests was being held on a lower part, of the river, Pearl Rains Hewett and her family held an informal, by invitation only, memorial gathering at their Elwha River property located off Highway 101, west of Port Angeles, up the old Olympic Hot Springs Road. Approximately 50 guests gathered on Saturday, September 17th, at the Rains property for the all-day event. King 5 TV also attended and did an interview with Ms. Rains-Hewett.

    It was necessary to stop at the ranger station and give information and name to Lyn B, the ranger. He said it was not required to pay or show a pass. However, the approach lane had been blocked off, making it necessary to make the stop there.

    Congressional (6th District) candidates Jesse Young and Bob Sauerwein attended the Saturday event, as well as Port Commissioner Jim McEntire, who is running for Clallam County Commissioner District 1.

    The event was in remembrance and celebration of the Rains family’s father George Rains Sr. and his influence, with history of their Clallam County properties, located on the Elwha River.

    Rains-Hewett, concerned for the future of her children and grandchildren, is making a plea to save their river property. The family is concerned about future destruction or their property, which is intended to go to the family members who will be inheriting their properties.

    The mother of three also has ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was joined at the river with her brother George Rains Jr. and sister Violet Rains Kono, Windy Baulden, as well as Pearl’s daughter Joni Howard, who helped with the event. Several other family members also attended.

    When the upper dam was opened in 1976, it flooded the Rains property. Now the threat by dam removal has risen again, and Pearl wants the federal government to consider their plight. She has documented events and is willing to talk to anyone who will listen, on behalf of her family, as well as other land and river owners. She has done much research and is networking with others, who are having similar problems.

    There are many faceted problems facing her and her family. She has documented information from her father, who recorded lists of original in-holders. Many of them are also suffering the threat of land and river tragedies in the future, if the release of water and silt is not stopped somehow.

    When asked, ” What do you want?” she replied that she wants her family and other property owners in Clallam County to have the right to own and keep their own properties.

    Approximately $325 million federal tax dollars has been spent by taxpayers on the Elwha Dams removal.

    There are also major threats to private property owners being felt across the United States, with fear of additional dam destruction and the loss of private property ownership that would cause.

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    back to  Sep 11, 2011 “SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER”  was an invitation

    ACCESS DENIED it would be more damaging for ONP to deny access to an Inholder, than to let us in.

    Their is no law that denies my right to invite guests to my private property.

    The sign inside the ONP, on the entrance road, at the gate to our property, states for property owners and guests.

    ONP may try to deny us access for security reasons, using court intervention.

    How can ONP legally deny Inholders and their guests access to private property?

    If ONP has security issues they can barricade the Olympic Hot SpringsRoad beyond our Inholder access road.

    The one thing I am sure of is, on Saturday Sept. 17, 2011, I would rather be walking our beautiful Elwha River property than go down to the Pier to watch a big screen TV, listen to a band and dance.

    This is a time to remember, walk, talk, enjoy the beauty of the day and make plans for our future.

    Photographs? The Elwha River is beautiful, deer, elk, moss covered trees, an occasional spotted owl and perhaps even a sighting of the endangered marbled Merlette.

    We are miles away from the event at the Dam.

    It is my belief that when the Dams are removed, there won’t be any reason to maintain the Olympic Hot Springs Road.

    With the Olympic Hot Springs Road gone “Access will not only be denied, it will be impossible”.

    I believe the ONP portion of the Elwha River Valley will become an inaccessible “Wilderness Area” before the spring of 2012.

    I for one, am not satisfied with watching the invited 400 celebrate our loss on a big screen at the pier.

    If we are refused vehicle entry, we may be taking a little longer walk.

    If I am denied access, I will be at the ONP gate.

    I look forward to seeing you.

    Pearl Rains Hewett

    Trustee George C. Rains Estate

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    Documented Click here to read the statements of George Rains.

    THE ELWHA RIVER VALLEY – WHAT USED TO BE

    OLYMPIC HOT SPRING RESORT

    This Public recreational facility, on public land was destroyed and returned to wilderness for the benefit of “We the People” by Olympic National Park.

    It was one of the finest public recreational facilities on the Olympic Peninsula..

    It was originally built and maintained by Everett and Harry Schoefell and family.

    His resort business was very successful for many years. Long leases and plans could be made to maintain and improve his business. When the Olympic Nation Park put the squeeze on Harry Schoefell by giving a lease for only one year at a time. This put a squeeze on improvement programs and you had nothing certain to make improved facilities and maintenance work for the future.

    I was told by Harry Schoefell that all he received in the end from ONP was $10,000.00 for all of his years of work.

    NOW AND THEN OLYMPIC HOT SPRING RESORT

    The resort was abandoned and left to deteriorate, eventually torn down and the road leading to it was removed  by ONP. This Public recreational facility, on public land was destroyed and returned to wilderness for the benefit of “We the People” by Olympic National Park.

    There used to be an unmaintained trail to what was left of the resort, 35 years ago, I took my two nieces on a hike to Olympic Hot Springs.

    All that was left were two small pools of steaming mineral water with several naked hikers lounging on logs. The area around the pools was contaminated with human excrement.

     I never went back, is the trail to the Olympic Hot Springs still there?

     I Pearl Rains Hewett, have living memory, of when I was a girl, visiting OLYMPIC HOT SPRINGS RESORT with  my family and swimming in the pool of mineral water.

    Pearl Rains Hewett

    Trustee George C. Rains Sr. Estate

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    1970 -1973  SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER recreational campsites destroyed

    Documented Click here to read the statements of George Rains.

    I developed one of the finest recreational campground facilities the Elwha River area has ever known. We subdivided and developed it into campsites with underground electricity, water system, good roads and restroom facilities.

    NUMBER OF INHOLDER CAMPSITES SITES DESTROYED BY OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK? 1970-1973- 1976- 2016?

    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?

    I developed one of the finest recreational campground facilities the Elwha River area has ever known. We subdivided and developed it into campsites with underground electricity, water system, good roads and restroom facilities.

    NOTE: This campground area is where we will gather at the river.

    ( Private recreational campground developments are no longer allowed in Clallam County)

     In the course of the development I noticed a small breach through a narrow strip of land on the south end of the big island which is owned by the Park (ONP). I could foresee a lot of damage if something was not done to protect the 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 in a small rock dike to prevent further damage to our property and the road.

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

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

    The Olympic Hot Springs Road had to be rebuilt by moving it to higher ground on the hillside. At a later date when I was in the area after the road was rebuilt, I noticed men working with a drilling outfit on the east side of the new road. Federal highway crews were doing the work and testing the fault area above the Olympic Hot Springs Road. They informed me that if the rock dike was not build that to keep the river in its original channels, more of the area east of the road would slip into the river. They informed me that the whole hillside for a great distance up the hill was  nothing but a fault ready to sink into the river if the problem was not corrected.

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

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    Summer 1976 documented by Pearl Rains Hewett personal account

    My two sons, Delane R. Hewett, Gregory W. Hewett  and I were going to spend the entire summer on my mother’s recreational lot on the Elwha River.  In a beautiful mobile home with a large windowed sunroom attached. Even after the wide spread damage to the recreational area, we still had water and electricity. The extended members of the Rains family were enjoying a carefree summer, the boys fished, sat around the bonfire, hiked, explored and enjoyed an the enchanted ambiance of nature.

    There were occasional sudden releases of water from the Dam that created high water on the river. It concerned me, I reported it to the ONP, we were living out there and we should be notified.

    SUMMER 1976 NOTHING PERSONAL?

    I woke up in the middle of the night to the roaring sound of rushing water, I went to the back door and the water was running over two feet high up onto the steps of the mobile home. I immediately woke up the boys, “We have to get out of here”. In the dark we grabbed what belongs we could fit in the car and drove away. This can be Documented by Sandy Rains, we woke her up and found shelter at her house on that horrendous night  and stayed at she and my brother, George C. Rains Jr. home until we found a rental.

    The entire mobile home and sunroom, where my son’s and I were sleeping, was washed away. The only thing remaining of our private Inholder’s development was the concrete slab and the electrical box.

    Sep 11, 2011 “SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER”  was an invitation

    1970 -1973  SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER recreational campsites destroyed

    SUMMER 1976 “SHALL WE LIVE AT THE ELWHA RIVER… NEVERMORE

    Feb 5, 2016  “SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER” is a dam shame

    Feb 5, 2016 Quoth the raven NEVERMORE…..

    The raven seems to further instigate the distress with its constant repetition of the word “Nevermore“.

     Did you or someone you know own one of destroyed sites?

    Tell Your story, things happen that should always be remembered.

    George C. Rains Jr.,  Delane R. Hewett and Gregory W. Hewett are documented legal Inholder property owner’s on the Elwha River.

    We Shall Gather At The River on Sept 17, 2011 in remembrance of all that we have lost.

    Pearl Rains Hewett

    Trustee of the George C. Rains Sr. Estate

    Inholder and legal owner of Elwha property

    The raven seems to further instigate his distress with its constant repetition of the word “Nevermore“.

    FourC Newsletter 2011.09.15

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    Sep 17, 2011 – Invitation to the Elwha River 9/17 … This weekend the destruction of the dams on the Elwha River will be … “Shall We Gather at the River“.

    In this Issue:
    * Invitation to the Elwha River 9/17
    * Agenda 21 – Why Should You Care?
    This weekend the destruction of the dams on the Elwha River will be “celebrated” in
    Port Angeles. There are many differing opinions as to the reasoning behind the removal of the dams and the potential benefits or devestation that it will cause. The Peninsula Daily News has posted the “celebration” events scheduled for Saturday.
    It is also note worthy to share with you an invitation by Pearl Rains Hewett, an Olympic
    National Park inholder, to gather one more time at the banks of the Elwha before the
    dams are removed. Please see invitation below. Seattle TV stations, King 5 News
    and channel 9 have contacted Mrs. Hewett to cover the event.
    “Shall We Gather at the River”
    Saturday, September 17, 2011
    9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    The public is invited to be our guest at the
    Rains Family Olympic National Park inholders property
    Located on the Olympic Hot Springs Road
    The Rains Family wishes to share their beautiful Elwha River property with those who
    would prefer a walk by the river to a gathering at the Pier to watch TV.
    Prepare for a primitive day hike, sack lunch, bottled water, pack it in, pack it out.
    This is an opportunity to visit and walk in a place that may soon be lost to the
    wilderness.
    This is simply an invitation..
    With so many planned events on Sept. 17, 2011, there is no way for anyone to
    anticipate how many guests we will have.
    There is a rest room at the small camp ground.
    There is a parking lot at the ONP gate.
    We are planning to have Rains Family inholder property owners at both the
    ONP gate and at the entrance road to our inholder property.
    What is an “inholder” in the Olympic National Park?
    An inholder is any person that owns private property located inside of the park.
    The property is in Clallam County and property tax are paid to Clallam County. According to the Peninsula Daily front page story “Access Denied” dated June 28, 2011, the
    re are only 100 inholders left in Clallam County.
    This will be a time of remembrance of what used to be -Two of the finest public recreational areas on the Olympic Peninsula Lake Mills and Lake Aldwell
    I look forward to seeing you there,
    Pearl Rains Hewett
    Trustee George C. Rains Sr. Estate
    As a guest of the Rains family, you cannot be denied access by park officials
    For further information on this and other issues, you may go to:

    FourC NEWSLETTERS | fourcsite.org

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    The bottom line- ALWAYS BRING THE BOTTOM LINE TO THE TOP

    FEB 5, 2016 SHALL WE GATHER AT THE ELWHA RIVER?

    And, join in the Olympic National Park In celebration of the 100th birthday of the National Park Service?

    Feb 5, 2016 SHALL WE GATHER AT THE ELWHA RIVER? for recreation

    Quoth the raven “NEVERMORE”

    Indeed, The raven seems to further instigate it’s  distress with its constant repetition of the word “NEVERMORE”