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4/27/07  Write or call tonight or early tomorrow, Friday morning April 27th. HJ31 Stop Wilderness

AS THIS BILL HAS THE ABILITY TO DESTROY THE ECONOMIC STRUCTURE OF MONTANA IT ALSO WILL DESTROY WALLOWA COUNTY AS AN ECONOMIC  AND SOCIAL ENTIY.  IT IS TIME TO UNCIRCLE THE WAGONS AND GO ON  THE OFFENSIVE.  ONLY BY UNLEASHING THE POWER  THAT RESIDES IN THE SILENT MAJORITY CAN WE WIN.  OUR MISSION IS TO AWAKEN AND RALLY THIS FORCE.  BRING  GOOD IDEAS AND ESPIRT DE CORP TO 5 MAY MEETING IN JOSEPH FOR WE CANNOT AFFORD TO LOSE.  CHEERS  DP

From: "Clarice
Subject: URGENT !! CONTACT HELENA to STOP WILDERNESS: Ask for YES VOTE
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2007

 
Please, contact the senators and ask them to vote FOR HJ 31.   You can email them tonight or fax/phone EARLY tomorrow.    Help save millions of acres of  forest ACCESS and USE.   
(See below for instructions on how to contact ALL SENATORS.  cr)  
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From: Fred
Honorable Senators:
Thank you for voting to debate this resolution. As you probably already know, this dangerous piece of proposed Federal legislation was introduced as HR 1975, the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act in the US House of Representatives on April 20. It has many co-sponsors in the US House of Representatives. These Representatives are mostly from urban east and west coast metro areas.
These urban Congressmen do not understand our forest ecosystems nor our economic and social needs relative to Federal Lands that comprise the largest ownership in most of our western counties. They also do not understand the consequences of no vehicular access to to millions of acres of forests for management of forest health, fire fuel hazards, and for recreation. They do not understand that our forests are living, dynamic ecosystems that cannot be "preserved", that unmanaged change will ultimately result in more and larger catastrophic fire events that damage ecosystems, private property, and human health and safety as well as tremendous costs to Federal, State, and local governments.
Please take a hard look at the "Biological Connecting Corridors", the "Wildlands Restoration and Recovery" Sections of HR 1975 that would rip out existing public multiple use roads and add millions more future acres to wilderness in addition to the 22 million acres of "instant wilderness" provided for in the Bill. The Bill proposes make wilderness out of virtually every mountain range in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
Please do not consider HJ 31as just a meaningless resolution. The US Congress needs to understand that, if passed, the NREPA will destroy Montana's economy and Montanan's quality of life that is based on access to natural resources.
Please vote YES for HJ31 to tell the US Congress "NOT" to make a wilderness reserve out of most of western Montana.
Respectfully,
Fred D. Hodgeboom, President
Montanans For Multiple Use
406.837-1363

From: Gary 
Sent:
Thursday, April 26, 2007 8:22 PM
Subject: HJ 31 STOP NREPA
 
Friends of multiple use
 
You have probably heard by now that HR 1975 the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act (NREPA) has been introduced in the US. House of Representatives.  This act will create 25 million acres of new wilderness and defacto wilderness in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho.  As fas as I can tell it will turn every single roadless area in these states into either designated wilderness.  It will also turn millions of acres into biological corridors that are not currently either wilderness or roadless.  The roads in these corridors will be closed and removed.  ALL OF THEM.  The goal is 0 mi/sq mi.  The bill also includes over 1 million acres of restoration areas.  These areas will be restored to WILDERNESS CONDITIONS.  Over 200,000 acres in the South Fork of Flathead (the land around Hungry Horse Reservoir and more) is scheduled for restoration in this bill.  That is most if not all of the South Fork.  A large corridor runs from the Ten Lakes area west of Eureka across US HWY 93 to the Koocanusa Reservoir and the Cabinets beyond.  This corridor runs over the top of hundreds of private residences in Stryker, Fortine, Deep Creek, and the outskirts of Libby.  The bill says it does not affect "private existing rights".  I am not sure whether that means private property or not.  (Corridors will be on private property cr)  I do know that no matter how many assurances are made by government regulators they are hungry to gobble up as much private land as they can.  The bill even makes provisions for buying these rights or property. 
 
The bill writers, Alliance For the Wild Rockies, is very upbeat about their chances of getting this passed in this congress.  The speaker of the House and the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee sponsored this same bill in the last session.
 
You also need to know that George Everett sponsored a bill in the Montana Legislature opposing  NREPA  (Federal bill) .  The bill asks Congress not to pass this legislation.  It will a very good message to Congress if it passes.  This Montana Bill, HJ 31, passed the House but was tabled in the Senate Natural Resources committee. 
 
Aubyn Curtiss, bless her heart, has succeeded in bringing HJ 31 to the senate floor for a vote.  She had to try 3 times until she finally got two dems to vote with her.  Vote was 26-24
 
Tomorrow the Senate will debate and vote on this bill.  If it passes, they will vote again the next day for the final vote to pass.  WE NEED THIS JOINT RESOLUTION TO HELP STOP NREPA. 
 
Please, contact the senators and ask them to vote FOR HJ 31.  You can email them tonight or fax/phone tomorrow. 
 
MFMU has made a tool that allows you to send a single message in three separate emails to every one of the Montana senators.  Go to http://www.mtmultipleuse.org/political/emailTools.htm  Clik on the first senate group. Write your message. Copy it. Send the first message. Clik on second group.  Paste message. Send. Repeat for third group. 
 
or you can send a fax to up to five senators at 406 444 4875.  Or leave a phone message at 406 444 4800. 
 
WE NEED HJ 31 TO PASS SO THAT WE CAN SEND MESSAGE TO CONGRESS THAT MONTANA DOES NOT WANT NREPA.
 
THE BATTLE STARTS HERE TONIGHT.  IT ENDS WHEN NREPA IS DEFEATED. 
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PLEASE, DON'T PUT IT OFF.  YOU MUST CONTACT THE SENATORS TONIGHT - EARLY TOMORROW MORNING AT THE LATEST.
 
Gary E Hall
Webmaster for MFMU

  
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