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« on: September 16, 2008, 07:28:46 pm »

Here is some things that everyone should read and send comments on.

From: Advocates for Access to Public Lands
[mailto:info@access-advocates.org]
Sent: Monday, September 15, 2008 13:20
To: todd Ockert
Subject: Wilderness Bills Action Alert

Hello NRA Members and fellow supporters of access to public lands,

Wilderness bills are popping up everywhere as the political climate is
ripe for them and
we need to let our elected officials know we strongly oppose this trend.
We can achieve
this in both the voting booth and through letter writing, which brings
us to the point of this alert.

Senator Boxer and Representative McKeon introduced the Eastern Sierra
and San Gabriel
Wild Heritage Act, H.R. 6156 in the House and S. 3069 in the Senate last
May.
It is an over the top bill that contains huge tracts of inappropriate
wilderness, and Senator
Feinstein is already working with wilderness groups drafting another one
in Southern Inyo County.

Early wilderness legislation designated truly remote wild lands, but
today's wilderness bills contain mine sites and roads
that are merely cherry stemmed in if not closed entirely.  Wilderness
advocates shaky arguments supporting designation
are easily countered, making it readily apparent that their true agenda
is simply closing Americans out of their public lands.
They simply continue repeating their talking points, knowing that if
enough letters are sent, lazy politicians wanting votes will buy into
it.
We need to let our elected officials know we won't tolerate this rampant
land grabbing that is robbing us of our rights.

I want to appeal to all NRA members receiving this to contact the NRA
about getting involved in
opposing this and future wilderness bills. These bills will impact
hunters as much as any forest user group
and having the NRA take a strong position is vital. Call or mail the NRA
at:

800-392-8683 - Grassroots Hotline
When calling request "option 4" to speak with a live person and share
your comments regarding how you would like the
NRA to use its considerable combined voice to help oppose bad wilderness

NRA-ILA
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

PLEASE SUBMIT COMMENTS AND PASS THIS MESSAGE ON TO ANY FRIENDS OR
ASSOCIATES
THAT SUPPORT PUBLIC ACCESS TO PUBLIC LANDS.

FURTHER DETAILS AND INFORMATION REGARDING THE BOXER/McKEON WILDERNESS
BILL:

Maps associated with the bill are at:

http://mckeon.house.gov/eastern_sierra_maps.aspx

The original text of the bill as introduced on May 22. 2008 can be found
at
the following website but it hasn't been updated to reflect subsequent
amendments shown on the maps.

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=110_cong_bills
&docid=f:h6156ih.txt

To all the signers of the petition to establish a wilderness
alternative:
AAPL has been gearing up for an assault on the rampant legislation of
wilderness through the alternative designation
that was the subject of the petition you so graciously signed.  In
conjunction with the Blue Ribbon Coalition, AAPL has begun
to draft legislation to create a Semi-Primitive Backcountry Roaded
Designation that will carry equal weight to wilderness, insuring 
reasonable access to all recreationalists on select lands not yet
wilderness.

We are busy gathering more grassroots support for this effort and look
forward to working with you all as we bring this effort to fruition.
Meanwhile, VOTE in candidates that support conservative values and stay
tuned for more Land Use Action Alerts.


Thank you for stepping up,

Greg Weirick
President-Advocates for Access to Public Lands
www.access-advocates.org
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