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Re: Grand Staircase
One other aspect to beware of is the fact that,
at least here in Idaho, is the BLM filing for all water rights in a particular
area. Idaho has received 15,000 filings for water rights obstensively for
"Wild life and stock use". Very shortly the BLM will control the
water and when you control the water you control the land.
In a previous message on ridecamp concerning
the Grand Staircase Escalante National Momument between Lovell and Connie
Berto..... and many thanks to these wonderful equine trail
preservationist!!!!!..... it was mentioned that the Forest Service gave our
ride, The Outlaw Trail Historical Endurance Ride, alot of rif raff.
Not so. In fact, the Forest Service has been grand support of not only
our ride but all equine use in this area The Dixie National Forest.
The thorn in our sides has been the BLM!!!!!! The Bureau of Land
Management has and continues to harass equestrians as well as just about
everyone who wants to enjoy the land.
We have made some big steps with
communication this past 6 months with the BLM at the regional and supervisor
levels, in other words going above the Escalante Resource Area
management. This local office seems to operate under the pretense that
BLM lands are owned by the BLM. Not so. Always keep in mind that
BLM and Forest Service management are to manage OUR PUBLIC LANDS. We
the public own these lands.
Thank you for your interest and your continuing support of
keeping our public lands open to our equestrian
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