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Old 08-20-2020, 03:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Mostly from how poorly local organizations manage compromise. My perspective comes from their work in the Arkansas River headwaters in Colorado and statements made during stakeholder meetings; it's second hand knowledge but from a source I trust in the whitewater community. I don't raft as much since we bought a house but I still consider it a passion.

I've considered volunteering for local projects with TU that don't have any conflict with whitewater community but it's never aligned with our household needs. But I still won't donate to their organization because most don't allow you to direct monies to specific projects. Definitely a shame as I tend to value cold water habitat restoration in general.

They are a big organization with a lot of clout and that always has the potential to backfire. Their choices were just too prominent at that point for me to ignore or forget.
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Old 08-20-2020, 09:51 PM   #12 (permalink)
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As stated above, the GAOA was passed with bipartisan support. First introduced by John Lewis in 2019, then reintroduced by Gardner in 2020. Trump merely signed it, he took no leadership role. His administration has waged war against conservation and our environment since day one.

I was on a motorcycle when it passed. Here are a few photos:

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Old 08-20-2020, 11:10 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I had one of those "motorcycles" land on Mexican Hat when I was trying to climb it solo. That was exciting but not as exciting as that manuever. 😁

Beautiful shot in the kiva. I miss exploring with just a map and a pair of binocs in that part of Utah. Been too long.

I think this administration has a complicated relationship with conservation. He passes and goes along with policies that are contradictory. I don't think the guy cares one bit about land or wildlife conservation and just passes whatever seems popular at the time. Makes it tough for me to judge his record in a clear cut fashion.
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Old 08-20-2020, 11:41 PM   #14 (permalink)
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The guy in the helicopter is Mike Mower, the director at SUU Aviation. Largest school in the country and an excellent program. The photo was taken while he was doing a loop during his first solo aerobatic flight. SUU has hired Chuck Aaron to teach the instructors aerobatics in a helicopter. He pioneered aerobatics is known world wide. He performed at air shows around the country for ten years for Red Bull.

I was in another helicopter taking photos of Mike's first solo flight.
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Saw the announcement about them contracting with Chuck Aaron. That will definitely attract more candidates to come here. Great shot.
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Over two weeks have passed and no mention of the Pebble Mine here. I wonder why?
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Old 09-17-2020, 05:58 AM   #17 (permalink)
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From the article.

"with 21 national fish hatcheries also open for hunting and sport fishing."

Not sure how challenging it will be to fish in a hatchery?


I can tell you from experience, the fishing is GREAT at our salmon hatchery.
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Old 09-17-2020, 06:11 AM   #18 (permalink)
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"FAKE NEWS"!! Lets continue to keep America Great. America doesn't need a man that forgets his name in the WH.
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Over two weeks have passed and no mention of the Pebble Mine here. I wonder why?
The president must be a member of UWN:

https://www.alaskapublic.org/2020/09...o-fox-news-ad/
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Old 09-18-2020, 06:32 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Makes me wonder, is everyone ready to give up a lifestyle yet...?
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