Thursday, July 16, 2009

In a letter to Congressman Darrell Issa, Kathleen Hayden of Coyote Canyon Caballos d'Anza writes:

"Dear Congressman Issa,

I have visited your Vista Office and sent many letters regarding this issue and have not received any response from you . I hope to hear from you now regarding these issues that are near and dear to me and our multiple user groups.
More wilderness means less access for all of us to our pioneering heritage of old ranches, mines, homesteads and to the ranges of our free roaming Coyote Canyon Heritage Herd of wild horses.

Despite the news release BLM continues to acquire private property in this area from "not so willing sellers", and certainly not for multiple use either. The last management plan for this area was fatally flawed for failure to protect historic cultural values and activities, in addition to removing Congressionally protected free roaming wild horses and burros. The next plan will circumvent even more. Do you remember the petition to rescind the Desert Protection Act? All predictions were accurate and we continue to suffer the consequences.

The Beauty Mt area, as well as Coyote Canyon, was once the historic range of our free roaming Heritage Herd and should be designated as permanent wild horse habitat. See attached history, please.
Since both Riverside and San Diego County Boards of Supervisors adopted RS 2477 resolutions please be reminded that more wilderness conflicts with pre existing historical access including Ca. historic Riding and Hiking Trail ( CRHT) aka Cienaga Truck Trail. Wilderness Designations result in route degradation and would inhibit multiple use campgrounds/horsecamps along the trail as provided in the original 1945 Ca. legislations.
I respectfully await your reply
Kathleen Hayden
POB 236
Santa Ysabel Ca. 92070
Coyote Canyon Caballos d' Anza, manager"

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