Wild and Scenic Recommendations
Submitted by Ted Williams on Wed, 12/13/2006 - 09:30.
Good news! The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has recommended eight rivers in California's Sierra Nevada foothills for Wild and Scenic designation. This is an excellent idea, but the BLM wants to hear from you! The agency is accepting public comments on behalf of the South Fork American River, Cosumnes River, North and Middle Forks Cosumnes River, Mokelumne River and its North Fork, North Fork Tuolumne River, and North Fork Merced River. Please take action today by sending a letter to the BLM to make sure these rivers get the protection they deserve. Remind the BLM that these eight rivers provide important recreational and cultural values for neighboring communities. These recommended rivers are also among the few remaining free-flowing rivers in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Wild and Scenic protection would prohibit new dams and ensure that federal public lands along the rivers are managed to protect their outstanding values. Tell the BLM that you support Wild and Scenic protection for these outstanding rivers. Your action today is a promising step forward to add 40 new rivers to the Wild and Scenic Rivers System by the 40th anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act in 2008. http://www.americanrivers.org/site/R?i=YTGqCg8Ou-9..... Rebecca R. Wodder President American Rivers