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Klamath Basin Crisis: Feds set to seize 241,438 acres and 274 stream miles

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IMPORTANT: sucker comments due tomorrow feb 6.

Friends,

Attached are my comments on proposed sucker critical habitat. At the public meeting we were told the designation would not affect us. However, if you read the proposed critical habitat, it not only designated most of our water, it talks about displacing resource users, mandating lake levels and stream flows… targeting logging, agriculture, grazing, sediment! IF they were to mandate that much water for the hundreds of thousands of suckers, there would be nothing left. Check out those who sued to enforce the habitat.
I hope you will write something, even if it’s short.  I spent hours on writing comments and the ‘submit’ button didn’t work. I have until tomorrow to hopefully get it to work since they do not accept email. Let me know if you can make the ‘submit’ button work
See attached comments. Below is the press release:
Revised Critical Habitat Proposed for Lost River and Shortnose Suckers,“The proposal includes two critical habitat units totaling 241,438 acres and 274 stream miles in southern Oregon and northern California.” Meeting Jan 19. Comments due Feb. 6
HERE is where to find the document 
An interesting read of KWUA comments on the draft recovery plan: f  They feel the KBRA folks want to participate in that! Those NGO’s are in the coalitions to mandate the removal of resource users.

Links:

Klamath River Dam Removal Secretarial Determination Process

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News Release

November 18, 2011
Contact: Matt Baun (530) 841-3119

Comment Period for Klamath Dams Draft EIS/EIR Extended
Comment Period Will End on December 30, 2011
The following statement was issued today by Dennis Lynch, Program Manager for the Secretarial Determination on Klamath River dam removal, regarding the extension of the public comment period for the Draft Environmental

Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR): 

“The decision to remove or retain four Klamath River dams is of immense importance to the many Klamath Basin communities.  In addition to the peer reviewed science and the environmental analysis, public comments on the Draft EIS/EIR is also an important and critical component in shaping this decision.

The Department of the Interior and the California Department of Fish and Game listened to the numerous requests to extend the comment period on this lengthy Draft EIS/EIR and determined that it is in the best interest of the public to give additional time to review and comment.

 Therefore, we have extended the comment period through Friday, December 30, 2011.”
Information about submitting comments on the Draft EIS/EIR can be found at KlamathRestoration.gov.   

Direct Web Link:
http://klamathrestoration.gov/sites/klamathrestoration.gov/files/statement%20comment%20period%2011%2018%2011.noon.pdf

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