Monday, January 23, 2006

AZ Republic agrees: excess roads on monuments

NW ARIZONA -- The Bush Bureau of Land Management plan for over 1000 miles of excessive roads and ORV tracks on the fragile Vermillion Cliffs and Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monuments is so extreme that even the right-leaning Arizona Republic called them on it.

It's your land, so go to an AZ open house on these monuments this week, 4-7pm each: Kingman: Tues. Jan. 24, Mohave Community College, Student Union, Room 200F, Phoenix: Wed. Jan. 25, Deer Valley Community Center, 2001 W. Wahalla Lane; Flagstaff: Thurs. Jan. 26, DuBois Center, Northern Arizona University. The Bush BLM declined to hold a meeting in Pima County, home to 1 million Arizonans.

Tell BLM to close more roads, get off-road vehicles out, and remove/phase out livestock grazing -- especially on desert tortoise habitat and in springs/riparian areas. Speak up for the land, wildlife, and our future.

The BLM office handling these monuments is in St. George, Utah, as are many of the motorheads and ranchers who want to keep on trashing NW Arizona. We need to boot extreme Utah politics out of N Arizona.

More news later on this Arizona public land and natural resources issue.

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