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THE YOSEMITE 2013 RIM FIRE REVISITED: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ?

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Chuck Frank
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 Only last week I passed through Yosemite National Park only to find, miles upon miles of blacked burned trees still standing, that were left over from the 2013 Rim Fire.  The Rim Fire, like the “let it burn” Yellowstone Fire (1988) was a complete disaster, and I believe John Muir and President Teddy Roosevelt who together created Yosemite as America’s first National Park would be asking some tough questions of why preventative measures were never put into place to protect the most beautiful park in the world for future generations.  The Rim fire, the third-largest blaze in recorded state history scorched more than 250,000 acres in and around Yosemite National Park.

“The fire also had a devastating environmental effect that biologists said probably transformed the forest for decades to come.”
The LA Tmes.

I was taken back while passing through the park and witnessed first hand the clean up “progress.”  I was appalled by the lack of restoration, while at the same time I saw no conservation measures or tree planting even taking place, nor did I see “sustainable development” as an avenue to bring back the park to its natural form.

For the record,  “sustainable development is a measure that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs…” Ref. International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)  In this instance, the catastrophic Rim Fire event and aftermath does not even come close to meeting the criteria of sustainable development because, by their own admission, (IISD) wants to preserve the environment for future generations but this is not being done with regard to the forest service’s own flawed blueprint which adversely affects not only rural public lands but forested private properties as well. More

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Saving America & Our Pristine Forests

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Author, Chuck Frank

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“Place your eyes upon those trees of wonder and know that they are calling out to you. They know your name and they want you to understand something which is truly of a great concern, and that is this:

They are about to burn.”

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The regular summer wildfire storms of the west have hit again. It is a regular epidemic. The cause of these yearly infernos are most often referred to as being connected to “climate change.” However, environmentalists and the mainstream news are regularly quick to use the climate change phrase as being the key root cause of this and a host of other events besides wildfires. More often than not,, any calamity connected to the late great planet earth, whether it be wildfires, drought, floods, hurricanes, or extreme variations in weather patterns, will be trumpeted by the MSM and environmental groups who will then jump on it.

Natural disasters, which are “related to those key words labeled “climate change”, are wholly fabricated and “growing” while a list of non-profits are there to intensify the rhetoric as they climb aboard a ghostly train that is meant to keep the public indoctrinated on a multitude of trends to prove that the earth is round but also reeling from CO2 and other hypothetical factors. Mother earth is about to spin out of control right? Just keep up the fear factor and then watch the “climate fund” grow.

And who are these major players in the save the planet and 1000 species mix?

All one must do is to just keep track and follow the billions of dollars and where it comes from and where it goes. Here is a short list who is behind the super funds: More

Nevada County Board of Supervisors: Wildfire Severity

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strip bannernew-logo25Kirk Pharis
Board Chair of CABPRO

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“California just passed three water management bills, bringing meters to some wells. New state “super priorities” now places habitat protection first (yellow-legged frogs), health and safety next (humans), and agriculture last in regard to water. Previously, the priorities were listed as human consumption first, then agriculture, then habitat preservation.”

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Wildfire Severity

On August 26th the Nevada County Board of Supervisors (BOS) unanimously passed a resolution “declaring an ongoing emergency due to the … threat of wildfire in Nevada County, and urging the Governor of California to take an active role at the federal level to demand that the federal government take action…” That may sound like a great idea to many, but there may be more to the picture.

On July 22nd the Sierra County BOS was the first to sign a county “Proclamation of Local Emergency” resolution. In the supporting documents provided regarding that agenda item, there was far more information than what is seen in their resolution.

Sierra County wants the governor not only to get involved, but to “seek concurrence of the President of the United States over the Sierra Nevada-wide declaration of local emergency.” Do we need – or want – an Executive Order (EO) from the President to dictate to our county what will be done in our forests? Currently there are laws in place that require the federal government to harmonize with county plans when making decisions about public land within the county. Could an EO end that? More

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