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Kwiaht's Protest of the Monument RMP (Environment and Preservation)
Lopez Island
December 2, 2019

Kwiaht researchers have completed a review of the BLM's Proposed RMP for the San Juan Islands National Monument and drafted our protest. We are especially concerned that the Proposed RMP adopts the following strategies and actions:
• Constructing additional trails
• Permitting dispersed camping
• Restricting local food foraging
• Taking no specific actions to protect species that are locally rare
• Conducting extensive prescribed burning as a habitat management tool
• Applying herbicides to large areas of protected landscapes
• Planting species not previously found in the Monument

The full protest is attached.

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Kwiaht Protest of Monument RMP
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Sally Reeve: Kwiaht's Protest of the Monument RMP

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The changes you made are for the better from the earlier circulated version. Thank you, especially to those who edited the original version. You deleted the style math which doesn't represent reality. True BLM could spray every inch of all the acres.... Read all
Madrona Murphy: Kwiaht's Protest of the Monument RMP

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The document I sent out to the Cloud House Google Group (a Google Group I manage) is the same as the one I posted here on Lopez Rocks. I encourage everyone to read the protest we posted and focus on the substantive issues that face our community in the.... Read all
Sally Reeve: Kwiaht's Protest of the Monument RMP

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Maybe try version sent by Cloud House?
Is on Kwiaht letterhead, has Kwiaht signature. Hoping no one is sending stuff out from you that isn't yours. The one we received is the one that has the huge number of lbs of herbicide that BLM will be.... Read all
Madrona Murphy: Kwiaht's Protest of the Monument RMP

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I am completely baffled by Sally's comments. There have been no changes to our protest since it was posted and no other versions have been distributed. Lopez Rocks does not allow postings in Town Hall to be edited once they have been viewed.
Sally Reeve: Kwiaht's Protest of the Monument RMP

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The current version of Kwiaht's protest associated with the posting does not have a closing paragraph nor signature that an earlier version of the protest had. In that version, the protest stated it was submitted on behalf of Kwiaht, islanders and.... Read all
Bob Parrish: Kwiaht's Protest of the Monument RMP

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I couldn't agree with Russel nore. I would like to thank him and Madrona for thier efforts.
Madrona Murphy: Kwiaht's Protest of the Monument RMP

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I'm honestly not sure where Sally got the impression that we were purporting to speak for the community and I would encourage folks to actually read the protest we drafted. We encourage everyone with interests in the Monument to protest if they can..... Read all
Sally Reeve: Kwiaht's Protest of the Monument RMP

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Thank you for sharing Kwiaht's protest.

I personally agree with some of the items you are protesting and disagree with others. Yet your protest often says you speak for islanders and our community. You speak for Kwiaht (you, Russell, your.... Read all
Roseamber Sumner: Kwiaht's Protest of the Monument RMP

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Can I just ditto KWAIHT to the feds?

Thank you SO MUCH for doing all this research and commenting. The more local folks and visitors to these lands who comment in your ilk, the better.