Thursday, July 16, 2009

Just Say "No" to Rep. Darrell Issa's Proposal

"Issa proposes 21,000 acres of wilderness" (North County Times, 7/11/09)
"Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, is proposing to build on the foundation of recent wilderness additions in Riverside County and protect more than 21,000 acres of chaparral, canyons and forest next door in northern San Diego County from development and vehicles ... Both areas are directly across the county line from the new Beauty Mountain Wilderness and newly expanded Agua Tibia Wilderness in Riverside County east of Temecula."

RELATED: "Wilderness areas" (BLM-California)
Includes recently-designated Agua Tibia and Beauty Mountain wilderness areas.

Please contact the following Congressmen and let them know that more wilderness means less access for all of us to our pioneering heritage of old ranches, mines, homesteads and historic range of our free roaming Coyote Canyon Heritage Herd.

Despite the news article 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. Please remind Congressman Issa that 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 permanant wild horse habitat.
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 prohit new campgrounds/horsecamps along the trail as provided in the original 1945 Ca. legislations.

Contact Beauty Mountain Mail
and cc Congressman Issa local Chief of Staff Phil Paule
or Congressman Issa directly.

(Address:Washington D.C. Office 211 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 phone: 202-225-3906 fax: 202-225-3303)

Also cc Congressman Brian Bilbray staff Mitch Murray
And cc Congressman Duncan D. Hunter staff Michael Harrison

Kathleen Hayden

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