Western lands: Obama should pick Hahn for BLM. From Daniel’s News and Views.

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Note: Daniel Patterson is in the Arizona legislature, and he keeps a worthwhile blog.

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan's Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of "Hiking Idaho." He also wrote "Beyond the Tetons" and "Backpacking Wyoming's Teton and Washakie Wilderness." He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

2 Responses to Western lands: Obama should pick Martha Hahn for BLM

  1. Pronghorn says:

    I have mountain biked on the Glade Run trails. It’s spectacular country–would simply hate to see what has becomer of it. Please note (and click on) the 2/28 update at the end of Patterson’s blog entry, regarding an off-road race: “The proposed 986-mile course runs on backcountry roads, small dirt trails, and desert washes on Bureau land from Lathrop Wells to Dayton, Nevada. The course itself will have significant impacts on the desert and the plants and animals found there, but those impacts will be compounded many times by the support crews, spectators, and media following the race. ” MARCH 6th COMMENT DEADLINE!

  2. Rick Hammel says:

    I added a personal paragraph to the form note. At least an EIS is required. In 1983, the Barstow to Vegas motorcycle race required an EIS and it appears to be less damaging than this event. Add the fact that there are buggies and trucks in this event and these guys shortcut at every opportunity. I do not see any mitigating measures that should allow this race to proceed on a mere EA.



March 2009


‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey

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