General Management Plan Amendment Initial Public Comments: Correspondence ID #s 1–500


# 1
Name: Gervais, Kathy
Correspondence: The Tule elk is a California native and they were almost brought to extinction. Their recovery is wonderful. If the Pt Reyes herd is getting too big then translocate some of it to another state or national park in California. Do not kill to cull.
We need to live with wildlife to make our ecosystem thrive.
I am also hoping bears start visiting the park from the north.
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# 2
Name: Ruff, Carla
Correspondence: I support 20 year leases for ranchers in Point Reyes/Inverness.
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# 3
Name: Holden, Chris
Correspondence: Please extend the leases. They support local restaurants and provide income to the federal government. This is the first time I posted comments. I wished I posted them when the oyster farm was up for comment before it closed.
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# 4
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: 1)Road througyhpark, now a State HW, needs maintainance.I do not underdtand why this is road is not a NPS road. Please maintain the road.
2) 20 Year leases withoug a limit mean ranches forever. Current lease holders, children, grand children. A leaselimit might be in order.I see no notice of inspection, no notice of enforcement. What are the enforcement mecananisms?
3) I am opposed to beef cattle within park boundaries
4) I am in favor of Tule Elk.
5) No newsletter was received as of October 19, 2017, only the notice letter. No presentation of alternative plans, no NPS preferred plan presented. "NPS refubews concept range ... " Where do I find this material? Certainly not in the GMP amendment letter.
6) No resource strategy presented Please make such a presention
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# 5
Name: N/A, Tristan
Correspondence: I support continued ranching and dairying in the planning area.
The Planning Area should be used and seen as a laboratory for range management. The Park Service should consider, from an ecological perspective, the cattle as one population and make decisions based on that understanding. The elk should be seen as the Park Service's herd. Decisions on culling should be reached based off a planning area-wide grazing plan that coordinates with operators in the interest of ecosystem health. A percentage of each ranch that elk inhabit could then be calculated for elk use and lease fees adjusted accordingly and grazing monitoring could account for that. The Park Service should maintain some level of control to manage and rest pastures as part of a planning area-wide grazing plan. The Park Service and operators should consider the ecological and economic implications of running all the cattle as one herd. Operators should be required, encouraged or incentivized to develop holistic management plans that focus on ecosystem health, pasture rotation, soil building and native biodiversity. Operators who willingly participate in experiments including grazing regimes, breed selection and using elk as part of holistic grazing practice should be publicly commended and potentially rewarded.
The public should be kept apprised of all management methods and decisions. Resources and scholarly articles should be made easily accessible regarding the role of grazing in Coastal Prairie and California Annual Grasslands. A webpage should be made and outreach should focus on educating the public about the financial realities of managing the land, the elk and the infrastructure without operators. Operators who would like to host school groups and educational tours should be publicly commended or potentially rewarded.
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# 6
Name: B, Douglas
Correspondence: How can Point Reyes protect and manage the diverse and important natural and cultural resources in the planning area? Are there opportunities that could enhance future stewardship in the planning area?
Ranching and Tule Elk are both an inextricable part of what makes Point Reyes a unique, beautiful, environmentally and culturally important region. At the same time however, each has an impact on the park and on each other. The spread of Johne's Disease is one example of how the interaction of cattle and elk may be harmful to both. The NPS and Ranchers stand to benefit from collaboration and have a shared interest in ensuring adequate separation between domestic cattle and wild elk. I don’t know what that solution looks like but it may include repair and/or improvement of fencing, vaccination of cattle and elk (if effective/feasible), testing of cattle prior to import to the park lands or other solution.
What types of visitor experiences, activities, and facilities should be available in the planning area?
I would advocate for an expanded partnership between farms and the national park service, to enhance the experience of visitors to the area and expand public knowledge of what ranching is, how it works, and what ranchers can do to be good stewards of the land. For instance, while kiosks and informational boards throughout the park already highlight the history of places like Pierce Point Ranch, maybe there are opportunities for interaction between the public and working ranches. I’d like to see opportunities for school children, visitors, volunteers, and others to learn about and appreciate what life is like on a working ranch. This may be achieved through tours, guided hikes, volunteer opportunities like those provided through WWOOF, etc.
What types of specific strategies can/should be considered for managing agricultural lease/permits?
There should be "good neighbor" policies (environmental, aesthetic, historical preservation, etc.) that both ranchers and NPS agree to. We must be explicit about our goals and define acceptable, measurable thresholds for environmental contaminants, water quality, soil impacts and sediment generation, etc. These performance standards and quantifiable thresholds should be defined for all parties. Leases/permits should also specify what qualifies as agricultural operations, and what are acceptable agricultural process (use of pesticides, location of feeding and watering locations, etc.)
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# 7
Name: B, K
Correspondence: Dear NPS,
I strongly support the proposal to faze out all forms of ranching (dairy/beef) and agriculture in the Point Reyes National Sea Shore as shown on page 4 of the "Point Reyes National Seashore General Management Plan Amendment Newsletter_508 Compliant updated.pdf." Due to the history and nostalgia of ranching in the area, I wasn't solidified in my position until I read all twelve pages and got to page 10, Tule Elk Background. The fact that we're comparing numbers of elk of about 300 animals against 6,000 beef cattle and that we humans extirpated the populations of native Tule elk down to ten members belies an out-of-balance human/non-human ratio of fauna. I strongly believe we need to make more room for other living creatures and the habits they depend on. And, with the known impacts of meat consumption on climate change, our own habitat depends on us reducing our meat consumption as well.
Thank you for listening and please to everything in your power to reduce human impact on the earth and its other living creatures.
Sincerely,
KB
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# 8
Name: Hoffman, Philip C
Correspondence: Dear Sirs,
Please keep the ranching leases at 5 years. The problems with the removal of the Drakes Bay Oyster Company from the Drakes Estero should be a lesson learned.
The mission for the park is to promote the natural resources of the Point Reyes peninsula over private business. Ranching, has shown to be at odds with the Tule Elk herd and other predators to cattle. Extending the leases to 20 years will only further entrench the ranching operations and their sense of entitlement.
A compromise could be, to remove ranching from the PORE peninsula entirely and have LONG TERM ranching exclusively on the EAST SIDE of Highway 1, in refurbished ranches. The ranching would extend from Olema to Wilkins ranch, at the north end of Bolinas bay. The grazing cattle herds would create fire breaks along Bolinas Ridge which are now disappearing for lack of grazing. The resulting dairy products could continue be sold commercially and also at the appropriate sites throughout the park.
The Tule elk herd,coyotes, sea otters, etc... could live unmolested on the PORE peninsula without having to compete with ranching. The public would have a rare view of something unique to California, if not the country, and the ranchers could pursue ranching in the appropriate areas.
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# 9
Name: McConnell, Joseph A
Correspondence: My comment includes favoring the continuance of the current management plan with ongoing leases to dairy ranchers and with the attempted NPS effort to confine the Tule Elk herd to the Limantour Wilderness Area as much as possible- -in other words to prevent the Tule Elk from despoiling the feed of the dairy ranches. Respectfully submitted.
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# 10
Name: Witt, Virginia
Correspondence: I am writing, as a local property owner and citizen, in support of the "initial proposal" to allow ranching to continue on Point Reyes. I believe strongly in both the historic value of the ranches to our community, in their importance as family anchors and as job creators, as well as contributors to the agricultural abundance of West Marin. The Point Reyes Seashore is a gem that I visit on a regular basis. The ranches can be and are an integral part of that experience. The issue of the rogue tule elk herd should be managed in partnership with the ranchers and a solution found that ideally preserves these beautiful animals.
It is a vast park. There is room for everyone - - hikers, birders, scientists, vacationers, families, and ranchers. Please preserve the right of the ranchers that was promised to them when the park was created - - to keep their historic foothold on Point Reyes.
Thanks for your consideration.
Virginia Witt
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# 11
Name: Fives, Marianne
Correspondence: I am writing to voice my support of continued ranching at the Point Reyes National Seashore. The ranchers are our neighbors and good neighbors at that. I think this area is a beautiful as it is because of the farms. If you drive along the roads and see the rolling hills and fields dotted with cattle, sheep, and goats, it makes me happy to live in the county that I do where small, thriving farms are just a short drive from San Francisco. It gives this urban area unique access to a food source that most are not lucky enough to have.
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# 12
Name: Diedrichs, Peggy A
Correspondence: Hello,
I STRONGLY SUPPORT the continuation of ranching on Pt. Reyes National Seashore. It would be a terrible tragedy if all the delicious products that are farmed there would disappear! Also, if all those wonderful families would lost their livelihood.
Thanks for your consideration,
Peggy Diedrichs
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# 13
Name: Cummings, Kelsey G
Correspondence: Greetings Park Service!
I would like to voice my strong support of continued agricultural use of national park service land in Marin County (and elsewhere.) Well managed grazing and aquaculture is an acceptable use of our public lands and continued access should be granted unless there is clear, undeniable, and non-mitigatable, damage being caused by the ranching activities. In addition, if a particular ranching operation is problematic it should be dealt with specifically and not by wholesale removal of all ranching operations.
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# 14
Name: Knox, Josh B
Correspondence: I value the balance of different management and uses in the park. For example, I support hunting, ranching, Rare plant protection.
I support the requirement to either Ban Dog's or keep them on leash.
The part should strive to minimize energy usage and waste in its operations.
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# 15
Name: Powers, Bobbi
Correspondence: We have enjoyed spending time at Point Reyes two to five times a month since moving here in the late 1980s. While we lived in Fairfax until recently we often went out to Bear Valley for a picnic or to North Beach after we all got home on weekday afternoons if it was light out. We still go out there now even though we moved to Sonoma County. We love the open spaces, the beaches, the hiking trails and history aspects!
I understand some people think that the ranches should not be part of a national park. However I think that the cattle currently serve a very important role in the conservation of the open grasslands! I remember how destructive the Vision Fire was! I also recently evacuated my home for a few days due to the Nuns Fire. I've seen some of the blackened hills just east of Rohnert Park and just outside of Sonoma as well as many photographs and videos of the burned areas and grasslands. While driving around I have observed that some landowners have mowed their grasslands or plowed them under like along Adobe Rd. and Petaluma Hill Rd. - probably to help control fires. I think that out in Point Reyes the cattle grazing the pastures down really helps to control the height of the grasses which would aid in preventing the spread of a wildfire! If we were to eliminate the cattle being present on the ranch areas, yes, there would be more grass available for wildlife but they would not graze enough to have the same fire control as the cattle do now. Therefore I think it is essential that the ranches are permitted to exist and that they keep cattle under the upcoming new plan. Doing so could really help preserve the grasslands of Point Reyes!
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# 16
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: I favor maintaining current ranches in PRNS. They enhance the visitor experience and the general park environment as an integral part of the Seashore, its culture and its history.
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# 17
Name: Lecy, Derek
Correspondence: I feel strongly in my support of the "No Ranching and Limited Management of Tule Elk" alternative. While I honor the history of ranching in Point Reyes, as well as recognize the economic impact of removing the ranches such as loss of jobs, revenue, culture and tradition, I feel as though the ranches were established at a time when our understanding of conservation was much different than it is today. Ranches, cattle, and farming are ubiquitous in our country. On the contrary, our natural lands and spaces as well as the birds and animals that depend on them, are dwindling at an alarming rate. My hope would be that ranching would cease, but jobs could be created with the management of lands, visitors, research, and educational programs. The habitat in Point Reyes is extremely important for migratory and resident birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. We have to act on behalf of these animals. The land they call home should be the top priority for conservation. I hope that conservation efforts such as what is being done on behalf of sagebrush habitat in the American West could serve as a model for returning the habitat of Point Reyes to its natural state, sans ranching and farming.
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# 18
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: I support local, healthy and sustainable produced food provided to the community by The Family Ranches in Point Reyes.
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# 19
Name: Scott, Ronda
Correspondence: I have lived in West Marin and visited the Pt. Reyes Seashore countless times over the last almost 20 years. I spent several years as a volunteer at the park and have been a named PRNSA donor a couple of times. That area of our country means a whole lot to me. It's beautiful, accessible, and pristine. And it's an area that's lucky enough to have several farmers at the forefront of the responsible agriculture movement.
Families, not nameless corporations, work the land in the Pt. Reyes National Seashore in respectful, sustainable ways, providing the Bay Area with local meat, cheese, and other products. The farms are a part of the natural, bucolic landscape and they often provide some of the only contact Bay Area city folk get to have with their food sources. There is a tremendous value to those experiences.
These aren't laser-leveled fields with chemicals being dumped on them non-stop or feedlots where you see steer standing on heaps of their own dung. They are instead, well-run, ranches and dairies that exist harmoniously with their natural surroundings.
If there are negative environmental impacts of farming on the seashore, deal with the ranch or farm causing them directly instead of condemning entire generations to losing their livelihoods and land.
Pt. Reyes is a gorgeously diverse area that gives us recreation, solitude, and nourishment. There's no reason to end any one of these things.
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# 20
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: I have spent considerable time in the Seashore as an active Winter Wildlife Docent volunteer from the 2009-10 winter through the 2015-16 winter. I view PRNS as a national treasure that needs to be managed in a way that preserves the critical character of the land for current and future generations.
I do not object to dairy farming in PRNS, per se. Well run dairy operations, such as several between Abbott's Lagoon and McClures Ranch, should be models for dairy farms within the Seashore. These well-run dairy operations are consistent with the historic use of the land and represent an important historic element of the development of the Bay Area. Their class-leading operations demonstrate respect for and pride in the National Seashore.
But, when farms are not run to modern standards, I believe the Park Service needs to insist that ranchers bring their farms to standard or face cancellation of their leases. Ranches such as A Ranch are particularly egregious. During the winter season, at least, there is frequently cow manure spread across the road. The farm buildings, fences, feeding and milking pens are dilapidated and in serious need of demolition and reconstruction. Ranches such as these are at best an eyesore for visitors and certainly detract from the experience of visitors to the headlands area.
I believe we need more hiking trails in the study area. Visit the United Kingdom and you soon learn that there are hundreds of miles of public access trails across otherwise private farmlands. These trails provide a nice connection to the land for visitors willing to embark on day or extended hikes. Visitors are expected to respect private property, leave gates in the position found, etc. The Park Service needs to actively develop this model for PRNS.
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# 21
Name: moffett, stanley a
Correspondence: Our daughter-in-law's parents are dairy ranchers in Point Reyes. We have visited many times over the last 10 years, staying with them and becoming familiar with their lifestyle, challenges and issues that they have to deal with in providing quality milk for consumers. We would like to see all ranchers in the Point Reyes National Seashore (beef, dairy, other) continue ranching and to receive renewable 20 year leases, which will help ranchers continue to provide quality products locally and beyond.
In addition, all roaming Tule elk on ranches need to be placed back in the Limantour wilderness and kept there. These 18,000 acres were set aside for them according to the 1998 Point Reyes National Seashore Tule Elk Management Plan and Environmental Assessment. Alternative A was chosen by the public to place Tule Elk in the Limantour Wilderness area, managed and kept off ranches. These Tule elk should live in a wilderness area where they are eating natural forage and not cattle's hay and being hazed/chased through livestock fencing by park staff.
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# 22
Name: Nolfi, Mark
Correspondence: To Whom it May Concern,
My wife and I are native San Franciscans. We have supported all our adult lives the concept of eating locally, and when at all possible, organically. That is why we support the ranchers and farmers that utilize the Pt. Reyes seashore. It is an appropriate and responsible use of the land. These people have proven they are the best stewards of the land and have established a positive balance between the environment and feeding the populace in a healthful manner.
Sincerely, Mark and Janine Nolfi
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# 23
Name: Rogat, Sheryl
Correspondence: I want to inform the National Park Service of MY support of the continuation of ranching in the Seashore and all of the Historical ranches in Pt Reyes. They do the best possible ranching and they need all of our support!!!
Sheryl Rogat
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# 24
Name: Nielsen, Henrik I
Correspondence: Please consider continued ranching and management or no action based on following considerations from my Marin family and community. The ranching community is synonymous with life in Marin county. My family goes to the farmers markets twice during the week and only buy our local pastured and organic meats, cheese, milk, eggs and varieties of foods the ranching families provide. We visit the always open and welcoming ranchers frequently and in most cases know their families who not only have carried out this long tradition in Marin, but help carry and define the Marin lifestyle. Our out of town guests lists their biggest experience as the farmers market and visiting the farms, the landscape, or biking the cheese trail etc. If we do not continue the ranching tradition the farmers market would cease to exist, and the entire region would suffer. We are a community within (and near) a beautiful National Park, caring for it by supporting it. We are not a Yellowstone National Park with bears, bison, wolves and antelopes, and do not want to be one. We do have a small elk herd that we are proud of, but primarily, we are a perfect example of the coexistence that is possible between our traditional small local threatened ranching and farming community, the close urban community and the nature and wildlife that our parks protect. This is as unique as the many of the artisan food products unique to this area that have become renowned and famous. Please allow this thriving community to continue and be an example of bringing parks and people close.
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# 25
Name: Anderson, Monique
Correspondence: Please let the seashore ranchers continue ranching! Where will our food come from if we shut them down? Local Agricultural is imperative to keeping Marin sustainable.
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# 26
Name: Chase, Victoria R
Correspondence: I oppose any plans to expand farming and ranching in the Pt. Reyes National Seashore. This National Park is home to unique species of all kinds and maintaining it as a park for public use is it's highest purpose. Why introduce crops like artichokes or domestic animals which are NOT NATIVE when just a few years ago the beautiful white deer were slaughtered for the reason that they were NOT NATIVE. I've lived in Marin my entire life and value the open spaces and wild, natural areas where I can decompress, relax and realign with nature. Please do not allow this. Sincerely, Victoria Chase, RN
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# 27
Name: Baffi, Lisa
Correspondence: This is reprehensible and goes the way of this horrific Republican Congress in Washington. Our public lands are NOT ranching land for the ranchers who graze without conscience on other public lands. Once this is allowed, the wildlife that graces this state and balances our ecosystem will gradually be choked out. This land is the land of the PEOPLE and the wildlife that live there, NOT the ranchers for the cows and other animals that are already destroying lands all over this country for their own profit. I vehemently oppose this move to use ANY of our public land and parks for farming/ranching and hold our state officials and public land officials, who clearly are lobbied by the ranching industry, responsible for its destruction if they let this go through. STOP THIS!!!
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# 28
Name: bousquet, Jennifer
Correspondence: The public land inside Point Reyes National Seashore should not be converted to new land uses that jeopardize wildlife and public access.
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# 29
Name: Zipp, James
Correspondence: This land was purchased from the farmers and ranchers years ago for the American public. They have never left. Now they want to expand? That is beyond my comprehension.
Please do not allow this.
Jim Zipp
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# 30
Name: Bernard, Judy
Correspondence: My family and I have loved our visits to Point Reyes National Seashore. It is a spectacular site. It is always exciting to see the landscape and wildlife that inhabit the land. It is an experience that can not be replicated and it must be protected.
idea that the land could be converted to artichoke farming is reprehensible given that it is currently home to so many different animals that would then be in jeopardy. Row crops will destroy the animals and their habitat and degrade water quality.
public land inside Point Reyes National Seashore should remain public. It is a national treasure and should not be converted to new land uses.
I am opposed to the allowance of row crops and any new commercial animal farming. As well, I object to the removal of any Tule elk from their native land.
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# 31
Name: kellogg, bonnie l
Correspondence: In 1962 Point Reyes National Seashore was created to "save and preserve for purposes of public recreation, benefit and inspiration, a portion of the diminishing seashore of the United States that remains undeveloped". The last General Management Plan was completed in 1980. Today, an amendment to the plan is in process which will forever define the land use and permanently alter the scenic beauty of your National Park.
The new GMP process will evaluate several new land use scenarios in the National Park. Every new land use scenario under consideration that includes continued ranching in the National Park will allow the families that currently hold lease/permits for cattle to convert public land to row crops such as artichokes. In addition, the National Park Service will allow the expansion of commercial livestock farming and allow lease holders to introduce and commercially farm sheep, goats, pigs, turkeys and chickens.
This is not a ranching vs non-ranching issue. This is a public land use issue. The land under consideration for artichokes is currently home to badgers, bobcats, coyotes, tule elk, burrowing owls, ground nesting birds, gophers, snakes, and insects. They are hunting and feeding grounds for hawks, falcons, barn owls, great horned owls, great blue herons, egrets, blue birds, warblers and hundreds of other animals.
The public land inside Point Reyes National Seashore should not be converted to new land uses that jeopardize wildlife and public access. Row crops will destroy animals and their habitat and degrade water quality. The public will have NO access to this land. The introduction of sheep and chickens will only create conflict with coyotes and bobcats and calls for predator control will be made. This new land use consideration should not be allowed.
In each of these new land use scenarios, native Tule elk will be slaughtered to control their population and in one scenario would be completely removed (possibly lethally) from any ranching areas to allow cattle sole access to the public land
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# 32
Name: Siegfried, Andrew
Correspondence: Absolutely zero land should be converted into commercial farming whether that be for row farming or livestock. This is PUBLIC LAND and should not be used for private business. Equally importantly any use of public land for private land should not come at the expense of the natural habitat and animals which inhabit this park.
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# 33
Name: Dwyer, Elise
I strongly object to allowing more farming, animal or vegetable, on the beautiful Point Reyes parkland. Doing so restricts citizen usage of the park, creates areas where the natural wildlife needs to be excluded and 'managed'. The farmlands in question are home to vast numbers of wildlife in the park, and are use as hunting grounds by innumerable raptors.
Farming is unsuitable for parklands. I would prefer that the existing farming operations be removed from the park- but, at the very least, do not entertain the idea of increasing the agricultural use of the park. Doing so would be a disservice to all who use the park, and the wildlife that depends on your stewardship.
Please do not allow expansion of farming at Point Reyes!
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# 34
Name: Vitlip , Richard P
Correspondence: I feel that allowing Point Reyes National Seashore land for commercial farming (other than the historic ranches) should be forbidden. Platings of crops such as artichokes would restrict open land for wildlife life sustenance and enjoyment for the public. For the sake of all,wildlife and the public at large, please do not allow this use of our land.
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# 35
Name: Warner, Jean A
Correspondence: NO to ARTICHOKES! They will CHOKE out habitat for many native plant and animal species!!! I
n a place where you killed thousands of Fallow deer with the argument that they are non-native... where they helped clear the brush and fertilize the land. Artichokes!??! How awfully inappropriate can you be? NO ARTICHOKES!!!
It is enough impact on our public lands - and an insult to everyone who argued to keep the Fallow deer - to allow cattle on it. But I understand the compromise in that case, though I think it should be phased out over time. But won't fight it. I will, however, protest this Artichoke business. Do not do this.
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# 36
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: I strongly oppose any commercial land use in Point Reyes National Park. This is not a ranching vs non-ranching issue. This is a public land use issue. The land under consideration is currently home to badgers, bobcats, coyotes, tule elk, burrowing owls, ground nesting birds, gophers, snakes, and insects. They are hunting and feeding grounds for hawks, falcons, barn owls, great horned owls, great blue herons, egrets, blue birds, warblers and hundreds of other animals. Farmland and Ranch land can be utilized in numerous other areas in California- -NOT IN THE NATIONAL PARK!
The public land inside Point Reyes National Seashore should not be converted to new land uses that jeopardize wildlife and public access. Row crops will destroy animals and their habitat and degrade water quality. The public will have NO access to this land. The introduction of sheep and chickens will only create conflict with coyotes and bobcats and calls for predator control will be made. This new land use consideration SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED.
Please protect Point Reyes National Park and all the life that depends upon it. National Parks are essential to our ecosystem. This land can never be replaced. Once it is gone, it is gone forever. Do not let this happen.
Thank you.
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Name: Quoyeser, Alison A
Correspondence: Point Reyes National Seashore was created to "save and preserve for purposes of public recreation, benefit and inspiration, a portion of the diminishing seashore of the United States that remains undeveloped". The last General Management Plan was completed in 1980. Today, an amendment to the plan is in process which will forever define the land use and permanently alter the scenic beauty of our National Park.
The land under consideration for row crops and expanded commercial livestock farming is currently home to badgers, bobcats, coyotes, tule elk, burrowing owls, ground nesting birds, gophers, snakes, and insects. More than 500 types of birds have been identified in the Point Reyes area, a particularly rich habitat for endemic as well as migratory species. This land provides hunting and feeding grounds for hawks, falcons, barn owls, great horned owls, great blue herons, egrets, blue birds, and warblers. This rich habitat should be protected rather than further developed.
The public land inside Point Reyes National Seashore should not be converted to new land uses that jeopardize wildlife. Row crops will destroy animals and their habitat and degrade water quality due to the use of fertilizers and pesticides. The introduction of sheep and chickens will only create conflict with coyotes and bobcats and calls for predator control will be made.
In the new land use scenarios, native Tule elk will be slaughtered to control their population and in one scenario would be completely removed from any ranching areas to allow cattle sole access to the public land. The majestic Tule elk should be protected in their native land.
Rather than being allowed to expand their land use practices, historic ranches on the Point Reyes peninsula should be encouraged and helped to use sustainable ranching practices such as rotational grazing, responsible waste/manure management, and the use of buffer strips and grassed waterways to support soil and water quality.
Please do all you can to protect the PRNS, a unique and magical place.
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# 38
Name: Taber, William R
Correspondence: I am writing to strongly oppose any farming or any commercialization whatsoever of Point Reyes National Seashore and Park. I had the privilege of taking my family there from North Carolina several years ago. We thought Point Reyes was an unusually beautiful place. The Park service has done a splendid job of maintaining the clean, unspoiled, natural beauty of Point Reyes. My son is now applying to college to study ornithology, in part because of the strong impression the many beautiful birds he was able to see and photograph at Point Reyes had on him.
I am an airline pilot and USAF veteran. I travel all over the world. I am a hard core conservative. No one will ever confuse me with a "tree hugger". Point Reyes is one of the most beautiful parts of the world I've ever seen. It would be a sin to forever destroy or alter the pristine beauty of Point Reyes for something as unforgivably stupid as an artichoke farm or any other commercial farming venture.
Respectfully,
Rhett Taber
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# 39
Name: Bushnell, Jonathan F
Correspondence: I oppose any change to the current use of land within Point Reyes National Seashore. The proposed changes would severely impact wildlife living in the Park at the present time. Wildlife constantly faces challenges to living space and I believe we should not impact space just to provide more area so man can makae more money. Point Reyes National Seashore is a beautiful area and should be left as is.
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# 40
Name: balme, jon
Correspondence: Pt Reyes needs to be preserved as a space for wild creatures great and small. Putting in row crops will ruin this unique landscape. There is no other land like Point Reyes; there is however other lands for crops. Where else can these wild animals find a home in coastal California. This one of a kind landscape needs to be preserved in perpetuity for the people of our Nation, not used for private profit. There are protected agricultural lands for farming nearby that don't have Elk or Badgers. These creatures and many more more will be negatively affected by allowing row crops and other intensive agriculture. If there are chickens and they are depredated by wild animals who gets eradicated? The ubiquitous chickens? No, the wild animals who belong in the park. Future generations deserve to enjoy this precious unique resource. There is no land like this land! it has no analogue and needs to be protected for the future. Please do not turn this National Seashore into another homogenized agricultural landscape, but preserve it forever as it deserves.
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# 41
Name: Peterson, J S
Correspondence: Fifty years after paying the ranchers fair market value for their property and leasing the property back to them at subsidized values, it is time to stop this welfare ranching that conflicts with national park values.
Remove this commercial activity from the park.
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# 42
Name: Jenkins, Sandra
Correspondence: As someone who visits Point Reyes National Seashore on a regular basis, I am strongly opposed to any proposal that converts existing park property to farming or additional ranch land. The loss of access to the land by the public is a concern, but it is secondary to my concern for the loss of habitat to hundreds of animal species including the famous Tule elk that bring visitors to the park. The land under consideration for artichokes is currently home to badgers, bobcats, coyotes, tule elk, burrowing owls, ground nesting birds, gophers, snakes, and insects. They are hunting and feeding grounds for hawks, falcons, barn owls, great horned owls, great blue herons, egrets, blue birds, warblers and hundreds of other animals. Once these precious public lands are gone, we will never get them back. Please preserve Point Reyes National Seashore, it's lands and animals for this and future generations to enjoy.
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# 43
Name: Comisky, John
Correspondence: I strongly oppose any expansion of ranching inside Point Reyes National Seashore, or any introduction of farming. This area was set aside for public use and wildlife preservation, and no other use is acceptable.
I also strongly support the reduction of current ranching, and returning the land to its natural state. I believe that the current ranching is being subsidized for private use and profit, while restricting the public use/access it was meant for.
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# 44
Name: Corbett, Kit
Correspondence: Please leave the tule elk at the park. They & the cattle can graze together! Don't kill these beautiful creatures!
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# 45
Name: Hall, Caleigh L
Correspondence: I strongly object to allowing row crops or any new commercial animal farming at Point Reyes National Seashore, and to the removal of any Tule elk from their native land. This public land is a treasure for all to enjoy, and should not be sold to the highest bidder and commercialized.
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# 46
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: It is imperative that Point Reyes National Park remained undisturbed from row crop farming, decimation of natural habitat and Tule elk or any other commercial use. This land belongs to the PEOPLE, not politicians looking to further special interests at the cost of nature.
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# 47
Name: Solo, Tina
Correspondence: The Point Reyes National Seashore is a beautiful public land. It is full of wildlife that would be decimated by planting artichokes and the expansion of farming to pigs and chickens.
I've seen burrowing owls, bobcats, grey foxes, badgers, tule elk, coyotes and countless birds. All of these animals depend on the habitat.
This is a public land for public use. It is not public land for a private farmer to develop on. If this land is turned into a farm then it is no longer accessible by the public.
Further development of this land would strain the already strained ecology. Farmers would demand the killing of the Tule elk and coyotes to "protect" their expanded operations.
The land would also no longer be accessible by the public. The beautiful seashore and wildlife would be culled and disappear. The land would be full of animal waste, structures for pigs and chickens.
The wild seashore would be full of row crops and burrowing animals like burrowing owls, foxes, badgers would be culled.
This is public land for public use and not land to be developed for the sole benefit of a small set of farmers. There is plenty of private land that can be used for farming. A National Park is not a place for private farm development.
As a voter and a frequent visiter to the park, please do not allow private development that would destroy the ecology of this amazing land.
I vehemently oppose the further development of public land for private use. Artichokes can be grown on private land and there are plenty of farms that do so.
This park should be kept for public use and the seashore and around it should not be further developed.
The Point Reyes National Seashore is public land and should stay public land for public use. The expansion of land use should not be allowed.
As far as ranching goes, the lease was supposed to expire years ago. The ranchers got paid for their land. The contract was fulfilled. The public taxpayers should not be subsidizing ranching on public land.
The ranches should be phased out and the land returned to its natural state like all other National Parks. No other National Park allows ranching on the park and neither should Point Reyes.
Point Reyes National Seashore is public land for public use. The subsidizing of private use on this land on the back of taxpayers needs to stop.
A National Park is no place for private for profit development. Point Reyes National Seashore is public land for public use.
Thanks,
Tina
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# 48
Name: Lee, Miki
Correspondence: Stop commercial Farm in National Park.
Stop.....
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# 49
Name: Rindi, C
Correspondence: I oppose the conversion of public land inside Point Reyes National Seashore to new land uses that will jeopardize wildlife and public access.
The public land under consideration for commercial farming and livestock use is currently home to badgers, bobcats, coyotes, Tule elk, burrowing owls, ground nesting birds, gophers, snakes, and insects. They are hunting and feeding grounds for hawks, falcons, barn owls, great horned owls, great blue herons, egrets, blue birds, warblers and hundreds of other animals. Row crops will destroy animals and their habitat and degrade water quality. Native Tule elk will be slaughtered or completely removed from any ranching areas to allow cattle sole access to the public land.
Additionally, Point Reyes National Seashore was created to "save and preserve for purposes of public recreation, benefit and inspiration, a portion of the diminishing seashore of the United States that remains undeveloped".
For these reasons, I and my family want to keep this land public and preserve the wildlife and ecosystem that currently exists there.
Thank you for your consideration.
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# 50
Name: Groo, Arthur L
Correspondence: Dear Ms. MacLeod,
Thank you for the invitation to comment on the GMP Amendment under consideration by the NPS.
There will surely be better informed comments, and there will certainly be more passionate comments, than mine. Perhaps the only real virtue of my perspective is that I'm neither an ardent rancher, nor a member of any local environmental or conservation group opposed to ranching - - that is to say, I'm just a concerned citizen, who knows the Pt Reyes Park, understands what a treasure it is, its unique history, and I benefit from its existence and use on a regular basis throughout the year. In this, I likely am pretty similar to the many thousands of citizens who live in the Bay Area and who come to Pt Reyes Park on occasion. So my perspective, numerically at least, is relevant.
After the recent litigation and many years of lobbying by the various concerned interests, it seems to me we - - our government and our community - - are in danger of over-finessing the issue at hand. Congress instructed the NPS to "preserve the recreation area, as far as possible, in its natural setting, and protect it from development and uses which would destroy the scenic beauty and natural character of the area." That's pretty plain language - - and a useful basis for evaluating the preliminary draft alternatives.
With this in mind, I have three specific comments:
1. Balance and focus of the amendments: there are six proposed draft alternatives: roughly speaking, three favor curbing ranching in Pt Reyes, and three favor enabling ranching or at least not impeding it. Noting the above instructions of Congress, it's surprising that amendments that appear to favor development and disturbing the natural character of the area are given equal weight to scenarios specifically upholding the instructions of Congress. As you narrow down the alternative amendments, I would suggest that the majority explicitly respect the instructions of Congress.
2. Ranching in the park: the suggestion in at least two of the draft alternative amendments to expand or evolve the private use of the land on NPS property cannot be supported by either the intent or actual instructions of Congress. Indeed, the only amendments that are clearly consistent with these instructions are the two that would either end ranching within a five-year period or reduce its overall footprint and ensure no more development.
3. Tule Elk: whatever the details of the various proposed amendments, protecting and promoting Tule Elk should be a priority. These majestic animals are iconic, and studies have documented that their presence benefits the unique grassland endemic to Pt Reyes. Moreover, if their herds (and associated predators and ecosystem) are allowed to flourish it is likely that the resulting tourist visits will benefit the local community to an extent that vastly outclasses whatever local benefits are derived from legacy ranching.
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the draft amendments. Pt Reyes is a treasure - and one which we must humbly and wisely bequeath to future generations.
Sincere regards,
A. Lawrence Groo
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# 51
Name: Haste, Robyn
Correspondence: I strongly oppose the conversion of public land inside Point Reyes National Seashore to new land uses because this change will seriously jeopardize wildlife and public access.
The public land under consideration for commercial farming and livestock use is currently home to badgers, bobcats, coyotes, Tule elk, burrowing owls, ground nesting birds, gophers, snakes, and insects. They are hunting and feeding grounds for hawks, falcons, barn owls, great horned owls, great blue herons, egrets, blue birds, warblers and hundreds of other animals. Row crops will destroy animals and their habitat and degrade water quality. Native Tule elk will be slaughtered or completely removed from any ranching areas to allow cattle sole access to the public land.
Additionally, Point Reyes National Seashore was created to "save and preserve for purposes of public recreation, benefit and inspiration, a portion of the diminishing seashore of the United States that remains undeveloped".
For these reasons, I and my family want to keep this land public and preserve the wildlife and ecosystem that currently exists there.
Thank you for your consideration.
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# 52
Name: Lyman, V K
Correspondence: I love artichokes, but I will never eat them again if any of the wonderful Pt Reyes Parkland is converted to farming
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# 53
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: I would like to lodge a public comment objecting to continued ranching on NPS land. This is the public's land and the special use provisions provided in the past are no longer in keeping with the mission of the NPS. Point Reyes is a national treasure of wildlife and shoreline preservation. There are plenty of less important and significant places to ranch and farm. Destroying the wilderness which belongs to the American public for the preservation of lifestyle and profits of a handful of families who have already been bought out and currently operate under enormous government subsidy is a travesty.
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# 54
Name: Schott, Pat
Correspondence: I voice my objection to converting this land to row crops. It was my understanding that row crops were not allowed on these lands and that is what the landowners were compensated for. If they want to convert to row crops then they should return the funds they received from the govt along with interest at the rate of the stock market has returned since they rec'd the funds.
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# 55
Name: Valente, Brian
Correspondence: Leave commercial enterprises including artichoke farming OUT of pt reyes. I grew up in marin and love pt reyes for what it is. It is a rare place where we can go to enjoy nature
it's a shame this is even considered
respectfully
brian valente
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# 56
Name: Rohan, B .
Extending commercial land use in the Park is not in the Park's best interests, nor in the interests of the Public and the animals that live there. Please DO NOT EXTEND farming or cattle raising beyond what is already there.
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# 57
Name: Regal, Everet D
Correspondence: Destroying our national parks, wilderness areas and home for our native wildlife is 100% the WRONG this to do! We MUST protect and be stewards to these areas, to maintain balance and habitat for our natural areas. The beauty and life of our country, is supported by these natural areas, where native fauna and flora flourish. Point Reyes is perhaps the only place in our entire country, where people have a good opportunity to observe a bobcat in the wild. It would be a massive disservice to the people of the U.S., to allow commercial agriculture and farming to move into this park. Once it's gone, it can never be replaced.
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# 58
Name: Recktenwald, John
Correspondence: We are coming down from Alaska to visit PT Reyes with a local guide and spend a few days in this park to see a natural environment with elk, bobcats, coyotes, birds and more, I can't imagine we would be coming to see artichoke farms, sheep, chickens etc. Please help preserve the existing environment. There is so little of it left.
John Recktenwald
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# 59
Name: Myerson, Laura B
Correspondence: It is essential that you protect the wildlife and ecosystem of the Pt. Reyes National Seashore from development as farm land and further livestock grazing. These precious resources are in your hands - - guard them responsibly!
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# 60
Name: N/A, Mark
Correspondence: The proposed amendment to the General Management Plan is, in my opinion, unconscionable. As a frequent visitor to this remarkable National Park I understand the original compromise to allow, for a limited future, the continued commercial interests in the Park footprint. Any action to expand or extend these agreements is totally unprecedented for a National Park and should not be seriously considered. In fact, a long term plan to transition all commercial interests out of the Park is the course of action that should be the priority of the National Park Service as required by their charter and laws as the trustee of these public assets.
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# 61
Name: Lehmberg, Judy
Correspondence: None of our national parks should be sold, farmed, drilled or be used for anything other than protecting the organisms that live there naturally. The amount of habitat for organisms other than humans is shrinking daily. We should at least be able to protect all of our national parks and monuments from any habitat destruction.
Sincerely,
Judy Lehmberg
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# 62
Name: anderl, chris
Correspondence: I am against adding artichoke farming to the public lands on PRNS, and against any expansion of existing ranching or farming operations therein. I feel the existing dairy ranching should be scaled back or eliminated due to its toxic load of waste products into waterways. I live down-wind from this area a few miles and am adversely affected when manure is spread (stench so strong I cannot go outside without headache) and the attendant house flies associated are another noxious element of dairy ranching. They come in large numbers and are largely a result of all the cow feces that accumulate with dairy ranching.
Thanks
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# 63
Name: N/A, Thomas
Correspondence: Please do not let artichoke farmers invade Point Reyes National Seashore. This park is too special not only to our state, but to our country as a whole. We must keep it preserved in its current natural state.
It would be a travesty to lose even a square inch of this historical park.
I hope to bring my children to Point Reyes, I hope it's still there.
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# 64
Name: N/A, Laura
Correspondence: Hi, My family and I recently visited Point Reyes National Seashore (from our home in Orange County) for the first time. We loved loved loved it. I am very very concerned to hear about the new proposals for the park, which would increase agricultural activity (row farming), introduce farming of new animals (pigs, chickens, etc), and possibly removed some of the native Tule elk population. This seems alarmingly short sighted and counter to the park's mission.
I believe that if we are being honest, we know that powerful lobbying interests are at work here, and that no one is arguing as loudly for the regular person whose experience of going to the park will be damaged by these changes, or for the wildlife and environment who will likewise be damaged.
Please do not allow these changes to go forward. While you are at it perhaps even reconsider some of the sweet heart leasing deals that exist for the current ranches today. If they are allowed to stay, the least they could do is pay fair market rates.
When we returned from our trip we told all our friends and neighbors about this glorious hidden gem that they should check out. I hope that if they are able to visit in the future that their experience will not be less than what ours was.
Please do not allow these proposals to become reality.
Sincerely,
A concerned park lover
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# 65
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Thank you for reading my comment.
Reyes has been my home for more than 20 years, and I love this park. Free and easy access to miles of trails plus good, clean air and water make me feel so lucky. Many people are not so fortunate. Their access to public land has been curtailed by distance or inhospitable uses of public land or hunting or even violence (remember the takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge?). Our public lands are already under attack by the current administration, and our wild places will continue to suffer as our human population grows. We need functioning wild ecosystems more than ever- -and not just as places for people to relax. The land and water here is vital habitat for many living organisms. It's precious and irreplaceable. We should treat it as such.
I worry about how expanded agricultural uses on this land will affect the ability of this system to function as habitat for a variety of organisms, not just cows and people. And I don't understand how the possible expanded uses I've heard bandied about fit into the "historic" component of the park's mission. How would row crops or B&Bs or other grazing animals fit into this environment that already seems overburdened by tourists and cattle? How much water do the ranches use and where does that water come from? How much more water would row crops or B&Bs use? Why are so many of the ranches overrun by weeds? Can cattle ranching really be considered a "benefit" if the methane produced by cows and the fossil fuels burned by more tractors & farm machinery are exacerbating the effects of climate change? The NPS has a responsibility to keep the park functioning as habitat for ALL of us. How could you even consider getting rid of the Tule Elk just because some ranchers want complete control over our public land? We already subsidize the ranchers with low-cost leases. Are we supposed to accept that their need for profit or inability to live within the carrying capacity of the land supersedes our need for a functioning environment? I am not anti-farm or anti-ranch, and I resent being characterized as such by people within our small community who cannot differentiate between farming & ranching on public land versus farming & ranching on private land. But I am definitely pro-park and I'm not sure if cattle ranching should remain here.
I keep asking myself what this area will be like in the future. It's definitely changed in the short time I've been here, but what will it be like in 100 years if we don't focus more on caring for the environment rather than just mitigating some of the damage we cause. Can the land indefinitely support the number of cattle living on it now? If not, maybe we should consider weaning the ranches off public land. Will we be able to maintain the plant and animal diversity we have now? Will badgers, gophers, coyotes, hawks, mountain lions, oak trees, fritillaries, checkerblooms, mule's ears, and so many more creatures still have a home here in 100 years if we don't protect their habitat now? Are we being shortsighted by trying to avoid conflict now? No matter what the NPS decides, people are going to be angry. So, how will you protect the resource for the future?
Yes, the park needs better signs. We're getting lots of visitors who are not considerate campers (trash, cigarettes, piles of used toilet paper, dogs on unauthorized trails, people wandering off trails...).
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# 66
Name: Budner, Maria
Correspondence: What? Really??? Artichoke farms? Removing the Tulle Elk?
Please no!!!!
Pt Reyes is wonderful as is. The Tulle Elk are just one of the things that make the place so special.
And adding more commercial farming-no- we need all the publicly held available land to remain available to the public.
Thanks
Maria Budner
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# 67
Name: Kenny, Leigh A
Correspondence: I support the continuation of ranching in Pt. Reyes National Seashore. The families who are ranching there have done so for generations and are an integral part of Marin County's rich agricultural tradition. The multi-generational ranching families within the Seashore produce roughly 20% of Marins agricultural products, supplying pastured and organic meats, cheese, milk, eggs, and other valued local foods throughout the Bay Area and Northern California to customers including chefs, restaurants, food service, independent retailers and groceries throughout the region. Local products dependent upon continued ranching in the park include Rossotti Ranch, Clover Sonoma, Straus Family Creamery, BN Ranch, Pt Reyes Cheese Company, Marin Sun Farms, and more.
The value of these producers to Marin County, the Bay Area, and beyond is enormous. For example, the Straus Family was involved in founding the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT), protecting tens of thousands of acres surrounding Pt. Reyes National Seashore from large-scale development. Albert Straus has long been a pioneer in the organic dairy industry, leading the way for others to follow with organic practices, alternative energy sources, and the like. Likewise, ranchers in Marin County are at the forefront of studying best practices to sequester carbon in soil. Permitting continued ranching at Pt. Reyes National Seashore provides local ranchers, who already have generations of knowledge, to hone and improve agricultural practices over time, again leading the way for sustainable, environmentally friendly practices. These producers are also vital to the Bay Area's local food economy- -and keeping food production as local as possible is a surefire way to reduce our carbon footprint.
To honor the region's rich agricultural tradition, the families who have worked for generations to feed us, and the companies and individuals who are pioneering best practices in organic production, land management, carbon sequestration, and alternative energy uses in agricultural production, we should permit the continuation of ranching in Pt. Reyes National Seashore.
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# 68
Name: Cline, Thomas
Correspondence:
I support the continuation of ranching in Pt. Reyes National Seashore. The families who are ranching there have done so for generations and are an integral part of Marin County's rich agricultural tradition. The multi-generational ranching families within the Seashore produce roughly 20% of Marin's agricultural products, supplying pastured and organic meats, cheese, milk, eggs, and other valued local foods throughout the Bay Area and Northern California to customers including chefs, restaurants, food service, independent retailers and groceries throughout the region. Local products dependent upon continued ranching in the park include Rossotti Ranch, Clover Sonoma, Straus Family Creamery, BN Ranch, Pt Reyes Cheese Company, Marin Sun Farms, and more.
The value of these producers to Marin County, the Bay Area, and beyond is enormous. For example, the Straus Family was involved in founding the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT), protecting tens of thousands of acres surrounding Pt. Reyes National Seashore from large-scale development. Albert Straus has long been a pioneer in the organic dairy industry, leading the way for others to follow with organic practices, alternative energy sources, and the like. Likewise, ranchers in Marin County are at the forefront of studying best practices to sequester carbon in soil. Permitting continued ranching at Pt. Reyes National Seashore provides local ranchers, who already have generations of knowledge, to hone and improve agricultural practices over time, again leading the way for sustainable, environmentally friendly practices. These producers are also vital to the Bay Area's local food economy- -and keeping food production as local as possible is a surefire way to reduce our carbon footprint.
To honor the region's rich agricultural tradition, the families who have worked for generations to feed us, and the companies and individuals who are pioneering best practices in organic production, land management, carbon sequestration, and alternative energy uses in agricultural production, we should permit the continuation of ranching in Pt. Reyes National Seashore.
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# 69
Name: Michot, Aiko
Correspondence: I feel that its is critical that we stop any kind of development in the park that negatively impacts biodiversity. The number of places that wildlife can find refuge is diminishing with industry and special interest groups encroaching to profit off of natural lands. Point Reyes has an abundance of beauty, natural landscape and wilderness that offers us Californians refuge from the busy-ness of metropolitan living. Please protect these areas for both the animals and for our future generations of children. Thank you!
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# 70
Name: Chihara, Carol J
Correspondence: The point Reyes Seashore should be looking to decrease the impact of private usage completely. It should not be lead down the slippery slope of some more of this a little of that until it is private property in all but name. Ranching should be phased out, farming should not be allowed with the exception of small organic truck farms. The natural flora and fauna should be protected as should their habitat. Farming, be it artichokes or something else only will degrade the land in the long run. PLEASE think about the future of the seashore and preserve it for future generations - do not look to short term bottom lines for just a few.
Thanks you.
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# 71
Name: Rice, John
Correspondence: I object strongly to allowing crops, such as artichokes, to be grown on this treasured public land!!
The elk should not be disturbed
The foul cattle ranches should be eliminated as soon as feasible! No more domestic animals should be allowed
This proposal is OUTRAGEOUS!!
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# 72
Name: Denefeld, Charles J
Correspondence: Please preserve the wilderness flora and protect the wildlife fauna of the GGNRA by keeping restrictions on dog walking in place at all sites and trails. Also, please step-up enforcement so that the general public may enjoy a serene appreciation of the wilderness.
Thank you!
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# 73
Name: Vilett, John E
Correspondence: 1. Please no row crops.
2. Please protect Tule elk. No removal or slaughter.
3. Please no new farm animals.
4. Otherwise, existing ranching can stay.
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# 74
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Expanding use of Point Reyes to more industrial activity will erode even more of the fragile ecosystem in the area. Access to our public lands are being used for personal profit with a sharply negative impact to our public spaces with no récompense to the displaced ecology. I refuse to continue to subsidize farmers and ranchers operating on severely below fair market value rents who do not share the land with Point Reyes visitors, interfering with their lawful activity of wildlife viewing or hiking. Past experience has clearly shown that oversight of the ranchers is weak due to a number of complications and providing them with a greater number of resources to molest unilaterally is offensive.
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# 75
Name: esclamado, joan m
I object to the allowance of row crops. I object to the removal of Tule elk from their native land. The public has the right to maintain the protection of nature - its wildness and beauty.
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# 76
Name: Katsaros, Jean
Correspondence: Although I live in Florida, I have had the privilege of visiting Pt Reyes. My husband and I marveled at the beauty, and at the foresight of those who designated this very special place a National Park. We enjoyed sightings of hawks, owls, badgers, bobcats, and the very special native Tule Elk. Although there are "grandfathered in" ranches dotting the landscape, the idea that at least some of this unique place is protected.
We strongly oppose the introduction of further farming in these lands, especially row crops and additional livestock. Fertilizers and animal waste will surely present a grave danger to the soils, groundwater and native plant and animal species residing there.
We should be true stewards of our public lands; not exploiters looking to enrich only one species. Protect and preserve Pt Reyes, for the sake of our children, our grandchildren, and all the generations to come. Protect the plants and animals. Protect the water.
Thank you for your consideration of my comments. I assure you they come from the heart.
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# 77
Name: Sommerauer, Theresa M
Correspondence:
I believe it is of utmost importance to preserve Point Reyes National Seashore as it is and not lease out the land to artichoke farmers. This park is a treasure that belongs to all the citizens of the United States.
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# 78
Name: Triggs, Huck
Correspondence: Hello NPS. My name is Huck Triggs and I am 15 years old. I am a strong advocate for the preservation of wild and natural land. I was sadly informed that the NPS is proposing to allow habitat-destructive farming on pristine, beautiful Point Reyes soil. I would like to strongly urge against this update. If this devastating plan proceeds, so much magnificent and biodiverse habitat will be lost. Thousands and thousands of rare and important snakes will be killed by entrapment under bulldozed soils; deer, birds and other herbivores will lose so much grazing ground. And, most of all, the ecotourism, industry thriving in Point Reyes will dwindle and die out. Please, help local companies like Point Reyes Safaris, and save our treasured wildlife.
I go to Point Reyes every spring and summer to marvel the wildlife and beauty of the unique area. If it irreparably changes for the worst like this, I, and thousands of other people, will never view the national park the same. So please, choose on behalf of our earth and nature not to damage our beautiful soils. Thank you very much.
-Huck Triggs.
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# 79
Name: Amoroso, Barbara K
Worked since I was 14, could never afford a vacation or take an extended vacation to see anything. Finally retired with health issues. All that tax money paid and now you price me out of visiting the parks I've always wanted to see. Breaks my heart.
Cut the benefits for gov workers first, I never had them and I don’t unfoderstans why they have them!
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# 80
Name: Hawken, Pamela Rose
Correspondence: PLEASE PROTECT THE PUBLIC LAND inside Point Reyes National Seashore! My understanding is that the land is under consideration for artichokes and I can say from personal experience that this beautiful area is home to bobcats, coyotes, tule elk, burrowing owls, badgers, ground nesting birds, and may other animals. This land is the hunting and feeding grounds for hawks, falcons, barn owls, great horned owls, great blue herons, egrets, blue birds, warblers and hundreds of other animals.
I am shocked and dismayed that the public land inside Point Reyes National Seashore might be converted to new land uses that jeopardize wildlife and public access. Row crops will destroy animals and their habitat and degrade water quality. The public will have NO access to this land? Really? The introduction of sheep and chickens will only create conflict with coyotes and bobcats and calls for predator control will be made. This new land use consideration should not be allowed.
The thought that native Tule elk might be slaughtered to control their population or completely removed (possibly lethally) from any ranching areas to allow cattle sole access to the public land, is unthinkable to me.
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# 81
Name: Letts, Elsa
Correspondence: Our National Parks and spaces are Mother Nature gifts to all living things, creatures and monumental treasures to generations to come. Our citizens, government and policy makers have a fundamental duty to protect and preserve these areas at all cost and find alternative solutions that meet the needs of our citizens and industry in some other way. From a concerned citizen asking that you find another avenue or way out.
Regards Elsa Letts
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# 82
Name: schorr, marilyn
Correspondence: I object to the allowance of row crops and oppose any new commercial animal farming. I also object to the removal of any Tule elk from their native land.
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# 83
Name: Kalenik, Jessica
Correspondence: Please continue to allow existing family ranches to continue operations in their historic property boundaries. The ranches in Point Reyes have been operational for generations, what a horrible overreach of our government to take this away from them. Part of the pleasure of PRNS is taking a drive back through time. . . and the ranches are part of the experience. I understand that the elk need to graze, too. The elk were moved there a hundred years after the ranches were built, elk had been extinct from the area since the gold rush.
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# 84
Name: McCoun, Paul
Correspondence: I recently visited Point Reyes National Seashore with my family. It was the first visit for my Two-Year-Old son, and the first visit in many years for myself. We were blown away by the beautiful natural scenery, which at times had an almost other worldly appeal. One really gets the sense there of travelling back in time to before California's beautiful, natural coastlines were developed for human Enterprise, and the unique ecosystem is intact in all its subtle, humble glory. One of the most special aspects was the abundant wildlife everywhere we looked. I will never forget sitting with my son, listening to the calls of countless birds, watching herds of deer prance through a misty field just yards away.
I sincerely hope any amendments to the park take this special, Jewel of a natural asset into consideration. I fear that allowing rowed farming will not only spoil the scenery, but it will significantly negativity impact the local wildlife and ecosystem, which is both fragile and irreplaceable. Please don't spoil this treasure on our local Seashore. Thank you.
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# 85
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: This state has an abundance of farm land and I don't think this nature preserve should be converted into more. While I appreciate local produce, there is plenty of other places to farm in the region that are not designated national parks. Thank you for your consideration
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# 86
Name: Tien, Chingling
Correspondence: No Artichoke there
We have such a beautiful place.
please keep it natural and wild!
why does it need to plan Artichoke there?
do not lost green Park again!
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# 87
Name: Sanders, Erika
Correspondence: I liked the way the information was presented at the meeting tonight. I learned so much about Point Reyes National Seashore and the current issue. I do not advocate for kicking people off their family land, but I do hope that the natural resources of the region will be a priority. We have so few areas that are wild. Also, I don't think the ranch areas should be designated as "historic." There were centuries of land use prior to ranching that deserve protection as a cultural resource as well. If the ranches are preserved, it should be because the people living there deserve their property rights, not because ranching is held above other types of land use. This is a difficult compromise to work out and I wish everyone involved much patience!
I am looking forward to hearing about the environmental impact statement when it becomes available to the public.
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Name: N/A, Tracy J
Correspondence: To whom it may concern,
Please do not allow ranching and farming to take over Point Reyes. Natural open spaces are getting harder and harder to find. This is a beautiful area of land that should remain as a treasure for the public to enjoy and for the native animals to use as their habitat.
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# 89
Name: Nawbary, Susan
Correspondence: Please do not roll backawards in time and destroy this prized and valuable jewel by planting artichoke farms and increasing agriculture. The Marin and Sonoma Land Trusts have permanently preserved farmland all over the North Bay.
Adding agriculture to a National Park is a disgraceful act that goes against generations of protection for our past and future. People love these lands and come here from all over the state and country to escape. It brings tourism dollars and places to go for families who can't afford a huge getaway but can at least enjoy this gem in our backyard.
Artichoke farms and sheep? That is not worth it. I would rather pay a parking or entrance fee than see this garbage fill the precious remaining wildland in Northern California. And you are going to hurt the local economies that survive on the tourism.
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# 90
Name: Landrum, Michael F
Correspondence: Please save Point Reyes from development!
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# 91
Name: Maehr, Erin N
Correspondence: Would you please keep your greedy hands off our parks and natural areas. We don't need farms here. Why do you want to pollute these beautiful areas with farms that will likely pollute pesticides. Many animals call these lands home and they need this space to live their lives. Stop thinking about how you can line your coffers and think once about the future of this beautiful country. agriculture is not needed in these lands. Hands off!
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# 92
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: I oppose any land use change in the Point Reyes National Seashore that would allow for any intensification of the current agricultural land use within this conservation area. Intensive livestock production and row crops are not compatible with the intent of this conservation area or the need to maintain quality habitat for the current variety of important wildlife species found in this National Park unit.
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# 93
Name: Perry, Karen L
Correspondence: I am in favor of no more ranching on our public lands at Point Reyes National Seashore. It is not appropriate for our national parks to be used for ranching for private gain. It is my understanding that the ranchers want to continue to expand beyond their current use of the land for beef and dairy cattle to other animals, to grow row crops, and also want the Park Service to remove the wild elk on these park lands. The ranchers have been paid fair market value for these ranches while the Park Service has continued to renew their leases at less than fair market value. It's time to preserve our public lands for use by all, not special interests.
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# 94
Name: Sparks/Torquemada, Wendy/Jeff
Correspondence:
Sparks/Torquemada
558 Creekside Road
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
October 26, 2017
Dear Ms. MacLeod,
We have spent a lot of time reviewing the Point Reyes National Seashore General Management Plan and have some grave concerns regarding amending this plan.
We are vehemently opposed to any plan that would significantly impact or eliminate the Tule elk herd. The elk have been successfully reintroduced after being exterminated in the 19th century. This is their natural habitat and we would prefer the cattle and dairy ranches be removed in a respectful and timely manner from the Point Reyes National Seashore (PRNS) so the elk/ cattle conflict issues are no longer a problem.
We are totally opposed to any additional farming or ranching leases being granted in the Point Reyes National Seashore. We are in PRNS on a regular basis and our main concern is any additional encroachment from humans and domestic animals (cows, chickens, sheep, farm dogs, etc.) will significantly impact the native wildlife such as bobcats, coyotes and badgers. This is one of the few pristine places where these predators can safely exist and not contend with human influenced intrusion, which would significantly impact their survival.
PRNS took a strong stand to remove the oyster farm on this land, based on the need to protect the diminishing seashore and re-establish the natural habitat of the shoreline. Why not take a strong stand against further development of the land in PRNS? Allowing additional land to be leased for farming, cattle or dairy seems contrary to the vision of why PRNS was formed. It clearly states that PRNS was created to "save and preserve for purposes of public recreation, benefit, inspiration, a portion of the diminishing seashore of the United States that remains undeveloped."
The PRNS is a very special place that provides a rich ecosystem for the public to enjoy while observing an abundance of wildlife. We do not want to see more of the land scarred by human encroachment.
Sincerely,
Wendy Sparks
Jeff Torquemada
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# 95
Name: Mapel, Kathleen C
Correspondence: Please know that I, as a concerned citizen and as a lover of our parks, strongly oppose the plan to sanction commercial artichoke farming Point Reyes National Seashore. Just as I am strongly opposed to tax-payer subsided ranching in the park. (Boo to Diane Feinstein!) While I am all for protecting the agricultural heritage and ongoing agricultural nature of Marin and Sonoma counties, I believe that parks set aside for protection should be protected, not commercialized. Yes, I know that takes resources, but commercial operations within the park are not the way to do acquire those resources. Get creative and come up with ways and means that don't destroy habitat and harm wildlife. We humans too need these places. Phil Burton understood that quality, healthy life for people was best served by protecting and providing access to wild parklands ... to nature. May our current leaders grasp that as well, and say no to commercialization of precious Point Reyes. Shame on those of you who don't. History will not be kind to you. I hope voters are not kind to you either in future elections.
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# 96
Name: Borow, Stacey A
Correspondence: Please protect our wildlife and public access to our National Parks.
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# 97
Name: Seybold, Monica S
Correspondence: Our ranchers & farmers are integral to our food supplies, our connection to the earth, our roots, our future. The families that have farmed & ranched these lands loved & protected them for generations. The beautiful parks are those still actively ranched. When the park systems consume a family ranch it becomes an empty shell of decay.
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# 98
Name: Hawkridge, John
Correspondence: I support the "No Ranching and Limited Management of Tule Elk" alternative. The purpose of our National Parks is to not only preserve lands for the enjoyment of everyone, but also to afford habitat for wildlife. Not only do our Tule Elk deserve more room to grow and multiply, but so do the many other species, many of them rare or limited like the Tule Elk. As it stands now, our lands are partially used for commercial enterprises that detract from from the use and enjoyment of others, including people, plants and wildlife. Streams carry animal wastes, fields are grazed barren and trampled, roads are increasingly degraded by farm machinery and trucking use. I make these statements as an active user of PRNS, as I visit at least once or twice every week and have witnessed such things first hand. Please leave our natural areas natural, return disturbed places to nature, foster and steward the health and growth of native plant and animal species. With continued population growth and increased climate disturbance due to deforestation and "development", we need this approach now more than ever.
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# 99
Name: Cline, John D
Correspondence: I fully support continued ranching and dairy activities in the Pt. Reyes National Seashore. Allowing ranching to continue permits our home-grown ranchers to refine and improve their agricultural practices, serving as the vanguard for sustainable, environmentally responsible methods.
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# 100
Name: Stone, K
Correspondence: Please do not allow row crops and new commercial animal farming at Point Reyes National Seashore. I believe these changes will jeopardize wildlife and public access.
Also, I object to the removal of any Tule elk from their native land.
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# 101
Name: Hutchings, Brinkley
Correspondence: Hello,
I'd like to state my objection to the allowance of row crops and any new commercial animal farming in Point Reyes National Seashore. Please do not remove any Tule elk from their native land. Please protect this beautiful seashore for many generations to come.
Thank you,
Brinkley
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# 102
Name: Monson, Julie C
Correspondence: My husband and I attended the public meeting in Point Reyes, October 25th. We looked at the alternatives and approve Continued Ranching, as described on the brochure, with the possibility of removing all the Tule Elk- -Drakes Beach Herd and Limantour-Estero Herd. Managing the elk herds would have to include culling (killing) elk, so might as well kill them all. Elk are available for viewing at Tomales Point, though this area is so devastated by the elk I also favor culling this herd to improve the native plant and animal life.
The plan should also include measures to restore some of the erosion caused by dairy ranches, and assist dairy ranchers with measures to help with better land management.
It is also important to include measures to maintain, or improve visitor services, especially trail maintenance.
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# 103
Name: Hage, David
Correspondence: In 1962 Point Reyes National Seashore was created to "save and preserve for purposes of public recreation, benefit and inspiration, a portion of the diminishing seashore of the United States that remains undeveloped"
The decision to remove portions of the natural landscape for purposes of intensive artichoke farming is directly at odds with this original intention. I'm sure there are financial obligations and considerations that are influencing this decision, and I imagine they are likely extreme pressures. I am speaking here on behalf of those who have no voice, whose lives will be drastically altered, even obliterated, by this decision. How are the plants and animals being taken into account in the "bottom line"? What is their intrinsic value that is going unrecognized here?
Will you please consider a more creative solution to the issues you face that take into account the health and well being of EVERYone involved?
Thank you
David Hage
CoFounder Weaving Earth
www.weavingearth.com
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# 104
Name: Bollendorf, Jodi
Correspondence: Just this past July, my husband and I had the pleasure of visiting Point Reyes National Seashore. We went there to observe animals in the natural habitat and enjoy the beauty of the park. It was an incredible experience. Please do not allow the expansion of ranching or the addition of row crops to this National Park land. It will cause irreparable damage and danger to the wildlife in the park. Everything that can be done to preserve this land and the Tulle elk population should be done. We need to protect our natural resources, the land and life upon it, for future generations.
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# 105
Name: Keahon, Christopher
Correspondence: I have personally witnessed and been disgusted by the use of Public National Parks being used as private hobbie farms. These places should be allowed to remain in their most wild least trammeled by the workings of livestock and agriculture. Public Lands such as Point Reyes should be restored to allow native flora and fauna to flourish. Please revoke all current and future grazing permits and allow wildlife to enjoy the sanctuary as it was meant to be.
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# 106
Name: Kraus, Caroline
Correspondence: Please protect the wildlife and flora in the Point Reyes Seashore park by not expanding agriculture in any form, and by not in any way transitioning to agriculture public land that is now a haven for wildlife and available to the public. We know that the impacts of agriculture are devastating to the environment as well as wildlife and humans. Please spare us the nightmare of seeing what little natural space is left in the world diminish even more.
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# 107
Name: Bocar, Deborah
Correspondence: Please keep the commercialization out of Pointe Reyes.
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# 108
Name: McCoun, James
Correspondence: At one time, the tule elk roamed throughout much of California. Today, there are only a few small protected herds, some in rather desolate (i.e. San Luis Reservoir)areas. Please don't destroy any more of their shrinking habitat! As for the possibility of farming artichokes, Monterey County, specifically the Castroville area, produces enough artichokes to supply virtually the entire nation. Who needs more? Remember that these and virtually all row crops get multiple applications of pesticides and herbicides throughout the growing season. Many of these are harmful to native animals and birds, and in time also contaminate the groundwater supplies. Our National Parks were established to help preserve portions of the land and animal life in their natural state as much as possible for the benefit of successive generations. We should not destroy these parks for our successors by allowing them to convert to commercial farms or commercial operations (such as oil drilling or mining) in order to enhance the wealth of a few. I am absolutely against the commercialization (a better word would be "destruction") of Point Reyes and other such national treasures!
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# 109
Name: Bedard, Kelsie C
Correspondence: I strongly oppose any commercial land use in Point Reyes National Park. This is not a ranching vs non-ranching issue. This is a public land use issue. The land under consideration is currently home to badgers, bobcats, coyotes, tule elk, burrowing owls, ground nesting birds, gophers, snakes, and insects. They are hunting and feeding grounds for hawks, falcons, barn owls, great horned owls, great blue herons, egrets, blue birds, warblers and hundreds of other animals. Farmland and Ranch land can be utilized in numerous other areas in Northern California- -NOT IN THE NATIONAL PARK!
The public land inside Point Reyes National Seashore should not be converted to new land uses that jeopardize wildlife and public access. Row crops will destroy animals and their habitat and degrade water quality. The public will have NO access to this land. The introduction of sheep and chickens will only create conflict with coyotes and bobcats and calls for predator control will be made. This new land use consideration SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED.
Please protect Point Reyes National Seashore and all the life that depends upon it. Protected lands are essential to our ecosystem, and the mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing of all people. This land can never be replaced. Once it is gone, it is gone forever. Do not let this happen. Thank you.
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# 110
Name: Bouley, Kenneth
Correspondence: I strongly oppose the expansion of private agricultural operations in the park. I hope the park honors its charter and favors habitat and open space at all opportunities. Row crops and especially more livestock will certainly harm the environment there regarding public access and enjoyment and especially for the sake of the wild animals that already live there.
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# 111
Name: Parsons, David R
Correspondence: I have visited Point Reyes National Seashore on two occasions to enjoy viewing the wildlife and natural beauty of these public lands. I would like to see the National Park Service moving in a direction to eventually phase out private enterprises at Point Reyes National Seashore and returning the entire park to native habitats for the benefit of native wildlife..
I am opposed to nay authorization of the growing of row crops or any new authorizations for new commercial animal farming. These activities will destroy or preclude the use of natural habitats by native wildlife. I am also opposed to the removal of any Tule elk from any habitats they choose to inhabit.
Thank you for considering my comments.
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# 112
Name: Costanzo, John
Correspondence: I consider Point Reyes National Seashore to be one of this nation's natural treasures. You can imagine the dismay I felt when I learned that the National Park Service will allow the expansion of commercial livestock farming and allow leaseholders to introduce and commercially farm sheep, goats, pigs, turkeys and chickens.
The public land inside Point Reyes National Seashore should not be converted to new land uses that jeopardize wildlife and public access. Row crops will destroy animals and their habitat and degrade water quality. The introduction of sheep and chickens will only create conflict with coyotes and bobcats and calls for predator control will be made. This new land use consideration should not be allowed.
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# 113
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: "In 1962 Point Reyes National Seashore was created to "save and preserve for purposes of public recreation, benefit and inspiration, a portion of the diminishing seashore of the United States that remains undeveloped"
The decision to remove portions of the natural landscape for purposes of intensive artichoke farming is directly at odds with this original intention. I'm sure there are financial obligations and considerations that are influencing this decision, and I imagine they are likely extreme pressures. I am speaking here on behalf of those who have no voice, whose lives will be drastically altered, even obliterated, by this decision. How are the plants and animals being taken into account in the "bottom line"? What is their intrinsic value that is going unrecognized here?
Will you please consider a more creative solution to the issues you face that take into account the health and well being of EVERYone involved?
Thank you,
Lauren Hage
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# 114
Name: Mendoza, Cody J
Correspondence: Please leave national park land as it is. With crops come invasive species and pesticides.
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# 115
Name: Dods, Suzanne
Correspondence: It is a complete anathema to summarily boot out the Tomales Oyster Company ( which was actually CLEANING the water) to then allow commercial ARTICHOKE growing?
This is completely out of line, unfair and DUMB.
It is however completely in line with Mr Zinke and Mr Pruitt trying to systematically DECIMATE our national parks.
What do the EIR reports say?
How many locals will be employed?
How many extra trucks and cars will be on the road and what will be the impact on the roads and the air?
How will this commercial farm use water? Will it be subject to conservation rules ? What happens in a drought? Will the farm be using water meant for civilian use?
This is a complete travesty and needs to stop.
I am SICK of defending our land from our government.
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# 116
Name: Taylor, Glenn
I recently spent some time in Point Reyes. I was amazed at the natural beauty and wildlife in this National Seashore. Many of the proposed alternatives will destroy the landscape and the habitat for the wildlife. Being able to visit a park and see elk, bobcat, badger, owls and hawks rivals Yellowstone's wildlife viewing. As a National Seashore it would be a disservice to the American people to destroy this natural wonder for private industry. I hope that you will decide to manage the park in a way that maintains the habitat necessary for the wildlife that lives there, so they can continue to be enjoyed by the public!
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# 117
Name: Bunce, Dick S
Correspondence: Planning for Visitor Experience Improvements is Key to the Amending Process of the General Management Plan for the Ranchlands at Point Reyes
This comment is submitted by Dick Bunce, Chair, Program and Trails Trust Committee and Member, on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA). As the partner to the Park Service at Point Reyes, PRNSA manages approximately $2 million annually in supporting the Park Service's work and enhancing the experience of visitors. Interpretation, environmental education, trail construction, restoration, scientific research, management of historic structures and volunteer coordination are just some of the key areas in which PRNSA collaborates with the Park Service and enriches the visitor experience.
• Developing appropriate plans for the ranchlands requires that the process include a careful and comprehensive consideration of new and improved trails to enhance visitor experience opportunities on ranchlands, which comprise one third of the Park.
• The National Park Service’s decision to include Alternatives that "would also identify additional compatible opportunities to improve the visitor experience in the planning area" is to be commended, and should be incorporated in the Amendment process and decision implementation as a component of every alternative, regardless of the outcome on the future of ranching
• The opportunity to address planning for the visitor experience in the ranchlands is timely and indeed overdue, since the Amendment process will invite broad, formal public input on management of these lands for the first time in 37 years [since the adoption of the last GMP].
• The PRNSA Board of Directors supports planning for new trails in the ranchlands so that the inherent values of the natural and cultural landscapes can be fully realized by visitors. More specifically, PRNSA supports the creation of a North-South trail that connects the northern pastoral lands, Tule elk reserve, and Tomales Bay State Park with the southern wilderness area of the Seashore and its existing campgrounds and trails.
• To ensure that access enhancements attract a diverse community of visitors, the PRNSA Board of Directors supports the creation of overnight accommodations in the planning area. These accommodations could include facilities for backpackers walking the North-South Trail, families, young people participating in PRNSA’s environmental education summer camps and school-year programs, campers and long-distance walkers who are not backpacking These visitors could be accommodated through car-camping campgrounds, tent cabin campgrounds, hostels, home stays on ranch houses and backcountry style “huts” - along with a backcountry campground in the planning area.
• A comprehensive plan to enhance the visitor experience with the development of a trail to connect the northern and southern portions of the Park, at a minimum, and to provide new, appropriately scaled accommodations in the Park, will provide PRNSA with the opportunity for significant long-term private philanthropic fundraising to implement the adopted plans in collaboration with the Park Service.
• While detailed proposals for new visitor services can be introduced for consideration in the next phase of the Amendment process, PRNSA believes it’s important to be clear about the scope of visitor services that should be considered.
• Point Reyes National Seashore is a unique biosphere and wilderness preserve on the Pacific Plate, but it has never had the benefit of a trails visioning and design plan worthy of this rich geologic, biologic and cultural resource. The existing 150 miles of trails are almost entirely the inherited transit routes from earlier layers of resource exploitation: Coast Miwoks, cattle ranchers, loggers and soldiers carved trails and roads to suit their needs at the time, which the Park Service adapted, for reasons of expediency and efficiency, to become the trail infrastructure of today. This legacy trail system has been conveniently and effectively adapted by the Park Service to secure a workable system that opens the wilderness to day hikers and overnight backpackers - - but without an intentional focus on the interpretive richness of this peninsular reserve. Understandably, the Park Service's trail planning has focused almost entirely on efforts to upgrade the existing network to wilderness environmental standards - - and simply maintain the status quo.
• In the past, there has not been an opportunity to connect the key features of the Park for walkers. Road travel is necessary to traverse the north-south axis of the Park, and overnight backpacking options are limited to the southern portion of the Park. One hostel provides the only opportunity for overnight stays for walkers not prepared to haul sleeping and cooking gear on the trail - - and that hostel is located close to existing backpacking campgrounds in the south.
• Key objectives for enhancing the visitor experience in the ranchlands at Point Reyes should include:
A Nrth-South trail that connects the ends of the Park for walkers – a goal championed for decades by the California Coastal Trail project. As hiking access n ranchlands has never been prohibited, a new trail through the ranchlands can link the northern and southern portions of the Seashore. A preferred rute would connect the Tomales Point Trail at Pierce Point Ranch to the Estero Trail, thus allowing trails for hikers to traverse and experience the entire expanse of the Park for the first time.
o Trails designed to reach significant cultural landscapes:
working ranches where visitors see dairy and beef ranching operations. This could include interpretive sites and programs to learn ranching history and modern practices and/or a food and agricultural interpretive program capturing the legacy of the past and today’s “Marin Organic” vision. Depending on ranchers’ opinions this could also include agro-tourism styled overnight accommodations;
trail segments designed to reach sites showing how the Coastal Miwok re-shaped the land (research-based understandings distinct from the Muir-inspired notions of pre-contact “pristine wilderness”)
historic site of the town of Point Reyes (on today’s F Ranch) with interpretive sites showing the connection between ranching, dairy and meat commerce with San Francisco via shipping at Schooner Bay and access to the old piers at Schooner Landing;
Historic KPH Maritime Radio Receiving Station with its Art Deco-designed facility and interpretive sites explaining the importance of Morse Code and the receiving station history.
the shore alongside Home Bay and on Home Ranch lands, interpreting the rich cultural history of the Pusuluma indigenous people, the history of the Shafter Home Ranch (once “possibly the largest butter dairy in the world”), rum-running at this site during Prohibition, followed by pea and artichoke farming by Japanese and Italian immigrants until the Japanese were interned and the Italians banned from the coast.
o The first inside-the-park car campground with links to the trail network, which might be accomplished through campsite development on vacated ranchlands like those of D Ranch overlooking Drake’s Estero above Ken Patrick Visitor Center, F Ranch near historic Point Reyes and Schooner Landing, or adjacent to the Pierce Point Ranch site – just as Sky Camp, Wildcat Camp, Glen Camp and Coast Camp are former ranch building sites of Z Ranch, Wildcat Ranch, Glen Ranch and U Ranch, respectively.
o Overnight accommodations to accommodate different constituencies such as families, campers, youth participating in PRNSA’s environmental education programs, backpackers and long-distance walkers who are not backpacking - - through the introduction of backcountry huts, tent cabins, hostels, or inns in the ranchlands area - - updating for Point Reyes the backcountry network of accommodations to be found in parks like Yosemite and throughout national parks in Europe, New Zealand, Canada and elsewhere. Such accommodations could be created through appropriate re-use of historic, unoccupied ranch buildings like those at Pierce Point Ranch, just as the existing Hosteling International concessionaire’s Point Reyes Hostel re-purposes a former Laguna Ranch building. California’s Parks Forward initiative has championed adding accommodations like these to ensure that park users reflect the ethnic, age and income diversity of our state, which is essential to future public support for this park.
o A developed kayak-in campground (which could include walk-ins) on Home Bay, on Home Ranch lands, at a site earlier identified by the NPS for potential campsite use.
o Introduction of tent cabin campgrounds in the ranchlands would expand backpacking and overnight opportunities for PRNSA’s youth environmental education programs, for both school-year programs and summer camp programs, each of which currently operate at maximum capacity year-round, constrained by existing campground and bunkhouse [Clem Miller Center] limitations. There are tremendous waiting lists for youth summer camps; and the maxed-out capacity for school-year programs results in turning down many, many school groups seeking the opportunity for deep connections with the natural and cultural offerings of Point Reyes lands. All NPS backcountry campsites are fully booked during the summer, eliminating that alternative for youth overnights. A tent cabin campground for youth programs with either porta-potty or pit toilets should be located in the park’s ranchlands to afford youth environmental education programs access to additional natural and cultural resources since the Clem Miller Environmental Education Center is located in the southern region with access to that trail complex and resources. Potential sites for tent cabin campgrounds include
[1] the D Ranch area [abandoned, with access to the Estero marine wilderness, Drake’s beach and its marine wildlife, and the Ken Patrick Visitor Center, with cultural history interpretive opportunities regarding native peoples, European contact, and ranching];
[2] the former oyster farm development on Schooner Bay/Drake’s Estero [with both marine wilderness access and ranching history with the schooner shipping dock site immediately across the water];
[3] a site near F Ranch and the Bull Point Trailhead [at the site of the original town of Point Reyes, with additional cultural history interpretive opportunities from the RCA communications/radio towers and the Coast Guard facility and cemetery, and easy access via the Bull Point Trail to the Estero marine wilderness];
[4] Pierce Point Ranch site at the Tomales Point Trailhead [with ranching history interpretive opportunities and access to natural sites at McClure’s Beach, Tomales Bay and Tule elk].
sites 2 and 3 could potentially use ranch roads through G Ranch to access Abbott’s Lagoon and even Kehoe Beach, with all of their interpretive opportunities.
As an iconic national park located an hour from a regional urban complex of 6 million residents, Point Reyes National Seashore deserves a world class trail system, designed with the most current thinking in visitor access, resource protection and engineering - - and a plan to fund and implement it both short and long term. Experts and visionaries in trail design and visitor accommodations should be invited to advise in this process - - advances in trail construction and low-impact overnight facilities are evident elsewhere in California and in national parklands all over the globe, and now is the time to bring bold thinking and design to Point Reyes. Possible methods for advancing this effort include an invited design competition, a public planning charrette, and commissioned plans.
With a first-class vision and plan for enhancing the visitor experience in the ranchlands, the Board of Directors of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, in partnership with the National Park Service, is confident it will be able to lead a one-of-a-kind capital investment effort, relying chiefly on private philanthropic investment, inspiring early completion of high-value projects, and thereby securing the long-term confidence of prospective donors and success for an ambitious program of enhancements to the visitor experience. Point Reyes National Seashore deserves no less.
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# 118
Name: Martin, Martha J
Correspondence: Ideally ALL cattle should be removed from Point Reyes but realistically this is not possible due to the terms of the original agreement for the establishment of the National Seashore. I think a good compromise would be to reduce grazing acreage by 7,500 AND reduce the number of cattle allowed to eliminate the necessity of thinning the tule elk herd. I am disturbed by the terms "operational flexibility" and diversification as related to "best management practice. Would this allow agricultural use such as artichoke farms or the raising of chicken and goats? If so EIR"s would be needed and rest assured the public when be involved in initiating massive lawsuits.
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# 119
Name: Ciulla, Fabio
Correspondence: I would like to strongly express my disagreement with any further development of the PRNS that is not aimed to improve native wildlife. Allowing ranching is already a huge compromise that takes a big toll on the environment by impoverishing the soil and all the life associate to it. We should go toward the reduction of the anthropic impact in that area and not toward an increase of it. This is not just matter of beauty or public access, is a deep moral issue: we have been feeling entitled to suffocate or turn to our advantage every single other species in this planet with great inconsideration. We are at a time in history when we have the knowledge, sensitivity and technology to revert this trend. Let's make Point Reyes a model for it. Do not allow artichoke farming in the Park.
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# 120
Name: Sivadas, Vishnu
Correspondence: Hi,
Please stop this non-sense. This will clearly destroy one of the best habitats of Tule Elk in United States.
Makes me wonder why NPS is taking such initiatives when their primary goal should be protection of National Parks and it's wildlife.
SO PLEASE, please stop this habitat destruction.
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# 121
Name: Hartnett, Kendra
Correspondence: Dairy and beef cattle ranching are important historically uses of the GGNRA. It was the ranchers that helped create and preserve the area for the use of future generations. Their activities should share that future. The GGNRA is not a national park and it was created with the vision that varied uses of the land would continue - ranching being one of those uses.
I support the Continued Ranching and Management of the Drakes Beach Tule Elk Herd proposal. 20 year leases will provide the ranchers with incentive to continue to make improvements and foster stewardship of the land.
In this time of climate change it is imperative we retain local access to agricultural activities. We also do not yet know how the changes will affect the wild flora and fauna - an environment they flourish in today may be inhospitable to that species in the near future. Agriculture and ranching can adapt. It would be foolish to cease ranching only to discover the tule elk can no longer survive in the area.
The tule elk do require continued management. The successful reintroduction is a wonderful thing, but left unchecked, with or without ranching activities the elk could have a significant negative impact on the area. Hopefully the excess population could be relocated to other areas of the park that no longer have large herbivores keeping the flora in balance due to the restrictions placed on ranching activities. Specifically the Tennessee valley area and potentially the headlands.
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# 122
Name: loban, lee
Correspondence: We need parks more than artichokes, I'm for keeping the parks wild.
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# 123
Name: bridges, paul t
Correspondence: I visit Pt. Reyes on a semi-regular basis. I would hate to see any part of it turned into Agricultural land.
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# 124
Name: Cook, Mitzi Z
Correspondence: I understand and appreciate that the mission is to "save and preserve for purposes of public recreation, benefit and inspiration, a portion of the diminishing seashore of the United States that remains undeveloped".
This land should be UNdeveloped per the mission statement. The priority of the park needs to be the WILDLIFE and water quality and preservation. The priority should NOT be cattle or agriculture. PLEASE do not allow any increase in agricultural activities that could jeopardize the health of the wildlife populations or reduce public access to these lands. New sheep or chickens would create great conflict between the wildlife and create pressure for wildlife control that might otherwise be unnecessary. Agricultural use (cattle ranching) should be DECREASED so that wildlife can be prioritized and public access to the park can be INCREASED.
Sincerely, Mitzi Cook, DVM
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# 125
Name: Williamson, Joanne E
Correspondence: Please take into consideration the fires, in California this year, and allow the Ranchers to keep Cattle grazing, in Point Reyes to protect our land from uncontrollable wildfires.
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# 126
Name: savage, Charles W
Correspondence:
There should be no ranching and limited management of Tule Elk. Currently there are 24 families who control 18,000 acres in the Pt Reyes National Seashore and 10,000 acres in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area preventing the tax paying public from access and enjoyment of National Parkland. These ranching operations and residential uses must be phased out and no agricultural uses should be permitted thereafter.
The National Park Service should not be in the business of managing ranching activities on National Park land. The tax paying public is the rightful owner of these lands and should not be excluded from access. The public does not derive any benefit from the continued ranching operations. One does not expect to see ranching operations in Yosemite National Park, Yellowstone National Park or mining operations in Grand Canyon NP although these operations once existed in these locations. The purpose of a National Park, National Recreation Area and National Seashore is to preserve those areas for pubic access and enjoyment and not for the benefit of commercial ranching operations.
Tule elk should be allowed to thrive in their native lands instead of being fenced in and deprived of water and forage. People visit Pt Reyes to view these magnificent animals and not the existing vast commercial ranching operations and their miles of barbed wire fences.
How can Point Reyes protect and manage the diverse and important natural and cultural resources in the planning area? By eliminating all commercial ranching operations, removing all the miles of barbed wire fencing that prevent the Tule Elk and the tax paying public from access to 28,000 acres.
What type of visitor experiences, activities and facilities should be available in the planning area? There should be full unimpeded access for the public to park lands and the seashore. The conversion of the Pierce Point ranch as a staging area for hiking, access to the seashore and as a historical interpretive center should serve as a model for eliminating existing ranching operations. A few ranching families should not be allowed to bar the public from enjoying the public lands.
What types of specific strategies should be considered for managing agricultural lease/ permits? All existing leases and land use permits for commercial ranching operations must be eliminated. There is absolutely no benefit to taxpayers to continue fencing the public out of their parkland so that 24 families can continue to enrich themselves to the detriment of millions of future visitors.
What types of strategies should be considered for managing tule elk? Currently the NPS has a dismal record of managing these magnificent creatures. The fencing at Pierce Point as well as at all other ranch lands must be eliminated so that visitors to Point Reyes can observe the Elk in their historic environment. The public does not travel to Pt Reyes to watch cows behind fences or to observe the destruction of parkland by commercial ranching operations.
The first alternative is the only reasonable choice for preserving the Pt Reyes National Seashore and the Northern Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
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# 127
Name: Linder, Linda s
Correspondence: Keep the ranching as it is. Give decent contracts so the ranches can operate and get loans for their business. Protection for cattle Elk interface. Nice job bringing in diseased Elk.
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# 128
Name: Ervin, Lynn
Correspondence: I am opposed to ANYTHING that impacts the natural habitat of wildlife in Point Reyes. I support the continuation of the land supporting wildlife and not crops that will further deteriorate the ecosystems that support the land and wildlife.
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# 129
Name: Craig, Becky
Correspondence: Leave Point Reyes National Seashore wild! Don't farm the land for crops or reduce the elk herd. Natural land is being reduce all the time, we need to maintain what is untouched. Plus it is the people's land therefore I am voicing to leave the land untouched and natural.
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# 130
Name: Jones, Denis
Correspondence: I am an American citizen living in the UK; I formerly lived in the Bay Area. I visit the Bay Area annually and always go to Pt Reyes. Since my first visit to Pt Reyes, in 1973, I have been there well more than 100 times.
My favored option is no cattle. I really object to cattle in a national park, because of all the negative impacts, such as soil erosion and the displacement of wildlife. I like wildlife, and don't go to a national park to see cows. There are plenty of cows to be seen elsewhere, but too few places where wildlife is left alone.
Often in these sorts of discussion the word 'tradition' is trotted out. I do not genuflect when I hear this word. What is traditional? Fiberglass veal huts? Antibiotics? Feed trucked in? What about Miwok traditions?
No cattle in national parks!
Thank you, Denis Jones
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# 131
Name: Craig, Shawn R
Correspondence: Please do not alter Point Reyes. This landmark area is amazing and would be significantly diminished as a both a tourist destination and as a protected wilderness area by allowing more grazing, farming, or other destructive activities. Please help keep California beautiful and prevent these changes from taking effect.
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# 132
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: No artichoke or other similar farming in the apt. Reyes National Seashore! This is precious land for so many creatures!
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# 133
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Point Reyes National Seashore should be kept wild. It's a treasure that should be passed to future generations. There are many other areas more suitable for agriculture.
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# 134
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: I am strongly opposed to allowing row crops at Point Reyes, as well as to any new commercial animal farming. I am also strongly opposed to the removal of any Tule elk from their native land. This land should remain as natural as possible. Ranching is a relatively new use of the land and has no place on it now, since it is being preserved for the public, not for individual ranching families.
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# 135
Name: rossi, carol l
Correspondence: Pt. Reyes "National Seashore" was designated that for a reason- to preserve the natural habitat for the many types of wildlife there. It is a national treasure to keep undeveloped for future generations. The grandfathering in of certain families/land should be winding down not being extended by changing the rules.
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# 136
Name: Mansfield, Gary
Correspondence: A number of the alternatives have similar provisions, and I found it hard to remember which alternative had which provisions. In the interest of clarity, I suggest that the features of the six possible alternatives be presented in a chart or matrix - allowing the reviewer to easily and quickly compare features that are identical, similar, or different among the alternatives.
Also - I suggest numbering the alternatives - again in the interest of clarity.
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# 137
Name: Tatum, Denise
Correspondence: It's imperative to keep National Parks wild and free from crop production or other manufacturing enterprises.
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# 138
Name: STONE, Brahna
Correspondence: To the Point Reyes National Seashore and North District of GGNRA
RE: General Management Plan Amendment First Phase
This letter is my show of support for continued Ranching- as long as it's organic and is accompanied with a minimum
20 year lease option.
I also ask for the removal of Tule Elk in the Ranching areas to a more suitable area that can sustain the elk so they will not compete with the current ranching herds. The ranches are now mostly organic and the elk eat precious organic grass, as well as drink water intended for the organic cows along with creating aggressive behavior towards the cows. The elk also have proven to carry diseases that can infect a herd which by Organic standards means the ill cows are mandatorily removed from the herd, loss which the ranches have to bear as well as the food and water the elk are consuming, not fare.
Why not move the herds to Limantour where there is no competition & more space?
Keeping organic farmers and ranches local allows a low impact on our planet as well well supports our local schools, business and ideally keeps long term community invested families here as well, thereby creating less transit pollution and supporting a sustainable local model, ideal compared to what is in the valley.
Additionally Ranchers can continue to bring fresh & healthy foods to our local communities which has continued to not only benefit our community health but in tandem help to invite more visitors to the Park, a win win.
Why not compromise and let us be the examples of how we can make homes for all involved?
Thank you!
Brahna Stone
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# 139
Name: STONE, Brahna
Correspondence: To the Point Reyes National Seashore and North District of GGNRA
RE: General Management Plan Amendment First Phase
This letter is my show of support for continued ranching of beef and dairy cattle with agriculture lease/permits with 20 year terms ideally organic and who use sustainable best management practices.
I also ask for removal of all Tule elk of the Drakes Beach herd and the Limantour -Estero Road herd permanently off the ranch lands to a more suitable area that can sustain the elk so they will not compete with the current ranching herds. The ranches are now mostly organic and the elk eat precious organic grass, as well as drink water intended for the organic cows along with creating aggressive behavior towards the cows. The elk also have proven to carry diseases that can infect a herd which by Organic standards means the ill cows are mandatorily removed from the herd, loss which the ranches have to bear as well as the food and water the elk are consuming, not fare.
Why not move the herds to Limantour where there is no competition & more space?
These elk can help with fire prevention in the 18,000 acres set aside for them in the Limantour wilderness area. Most ranchers at Point Reyes National Seashore are organic and all are using sustainable best management practices."
Keeping organic farmers and ranches local allows a low impact on our planet as well well supports our local schools, business and ideally keeps long term community invested families here as well, thereby creating less transit pollution and supporting a sustainable local model, ideal compared to what is in the valley.
Additionally, Ranchers can continue to bring fresh & healthy foods to our local communities which has continued to not only benefit our community health but in tandem help to invite more visitors to the Park, a win win.
Why not compromise and let us be the examples of how we can make homes for all involved?
Thank you!
Brahna Stone
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# 140
Name: Beebe, Jessica
Correspondence: I would like to voice my objection to the allowance of row crops in Point Reyes National Seashore, along with any new commercial animal farming. I would also like to express my objection to the removal of any Tule elk from their native land.
Ranching is important to the history and conservation of the park, but these new, expanded agricultural uses are not at all consistent with the preservation of this land that is so ecologically precious.
Thank you.
Jess Beebe
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# 141
Name: Sachs, Greg
Correspondence: I've visited Point Reyes numerous times and recently took my wife for her first time about a month ago. As always the beauty of the coast is breathtaking and was one of our favorite parts of a two week trip in California. In contrast, the farms nearby are quite an eye sore and a good example of poor land stewardship. I believe this incredible area would be better served by allowing more space returned to its natural state to benefit the local fauna and flora. To help with the added cost of maintenance I suggest a small entrance fee as it is well worth it to see this amazingly special place.
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# 142
Name: Van Wing, Sage
Correspondence: I believe agricultural activity is an important part of the park experience at PRNS. We have a responsibility to manage the land with the understanding that human beings are part of this ecosystem, and have been for some time. I believe we can and should find a way to balance the needs of human beings with the needs of the animals and plants occupying the ecosystems. And the ranch families in Point Reyes have a deep and abiding care for the land, and, in collaboration with the NPS, have been careful stewards of the beautiful land that I call home. I urge the park to approve this proposal: Continued Ranching and Management of the Drakes Beach Tule Elk Herd.
I believe that dairy operations have been an important part of the agricultural production of the seashore since the beginning, and I would like to see them stay- though I think it's possible they could be managed in a more sustainable way. I also appreciate the Tule Elk herds, and since we are the only park that has Tule elk within the park system, I believe an effort should be made to keep them, though I do not feel strongly about the herd at Drakes Beach particularly. You have a number of strong, committed scientists and passionate ranchers and I believe you can work together to find a way to balance agricultural production, a small Tule elk population, and the ecological diversity of the land. All of that and the ability for locals and tourists to enjoy the beaches and trails!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK.
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# 143
Name: Trauner, Bettina
Correspondence: What I learned is that the park is really special because of the animals living there and the beautiful nature. Although the park is not that crowded like other parks - so especially there the animals are less disturbed. So in my opinion the park should be used also in the future like it is now: A protected environment für animals and plants. The idea of row crops and new commercial animal farming should be scrapped. Especially no Tule elk should be removed from his land.
In my opinion the country is so big - is it really necessary to use land of state parks for commercial purpose? We see it also in Germany that so many animals especially insects are gone because of using the land in monoculture and for commercial purpose. I hope, that we will stop this trend.
Best regards from Germany, Bettina
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# 144
Name: Connolly, N/A
Correspondence: We lived in the north bay for over 30 years and spent a great amount of time enjoying Point Reyes National Seashore, which truly is a national treasure and should be protected at all costs. The success of the reintroduction of elk is so important for the conservation of native species and restoring the ecosystem. This shouldn't be jeopardized for a few ranchers who were paid handsomely for their property and continue to receive below market grazing leases. The area within the park for free ranging elk should be expanded and protected for current and future generations to enjoy. Dairy ranches are important to Marin county and there are many outside the public parkland. The National Park Service is required to protect, restore and preserve the national resources at Point Reyes National Seashore, protect water quality, endangered species habitats and should not remove or displace native tule elk. It's important that the elk take precedence over livestock. Thus, we are in favor of the 'No Ranching and Limited Management of the Tule Elk alternative.
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# 145
Name: goldfield, joyce h
Correspondence: I strongly support continued ranching in the Pt. Reyes National Seashore. When the Seashore was founded, it was part of the agreement to allow ranching operations to continue in the Park. I also approve of including row crop raising in this agriculture category. Decent, locally raised food is essential to maintaining a clean environment with a low pollution foot print. The public can continue to enjoy the beauty of the Park's forests, trails, beaches...while also enjoying seeing cows grazing, crops being planted and harvested. The elk should be allowed to remain, but their number kept to a viable herd for grazing behind the elk fence...not over running the rancher's lands. They should be given away to join other elk herds in this country. I know there is a genetic problem with the Park's herd, but hopefully some park will accept the excess.
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# 146
Name: Saunders, Joanne Y
Correspondence: I support the continued operation of all ranching in the Point Reyes National Seashore. In order to preserve their way of life and prevent real estate development, ranchers arrived at an agreement with the federal government that resulted in Congressional designation of the National Seashore in 1962 with the guarantee that ranches would continue operating within a Pastoral Zone under leases and special use permits. Properties are leased within a Pastoral Zone to allow continuity of historic uses, but the uncertainty of those leases are now threatening the ranchers livelihood, their ability to make improvements to the ranches and their historic way of life.
In 1976, a wilderness area was established within the Seashore at the former Pierce Point Ranch for reintroduction of Tule elk. The ranch was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. The Seashore already has a historic context document for dairy and beef ranching on Point Reyes Peninsula (Livingston 1994). The context demonstrates agriculture as an important historical theme and also demonstrates the diversity of agriculture into the 1960s. The NPS states that they plan to list 17 additional ranches on the NRHP and incorporate them into a National Register Historic Landscape District.
Properties listed in the NRHP at the Seashore are:
Drakes Bay Historic and Archaeological District, listed October 16, 2012
Pierce Ranch, listed December 6, 1985
Point Reyes Lifeboat Rescue Station, listed November 7, 1985
Point Reyes Light Station, listed September 3, 1991
Ranches Historic Agricultural Landscape
is easy to focus on the architectural/built-environment aspects of the ranches; however, it should be kept in mind that ranching in the Point Reyes area as well as West Marin has deep history going back to the Gold Rush.
The historic agricultural landscape within the park is a character-defining element of the Point Reyes Seashore. The best way to retain the important historic agricultural landscape characteristics is to have agriculture continue on the land. It should be remembered that agriculture was a viable industry on the land prior to designation as a National Seashore and that agriculture has not been a welfare industry, as some are trying to characterize it. Regulations on agriculture need to take into account best practices for the environment, while also enabling agriculture to remain economically viable. MALT has been very helpful in this regard in working with ranchers in the park to develop practices that satisfy both needs.
"Wilderness" Areas Are An Idealized Myth
Beginning with prehistoric use by Native Americans, the area encompassed by the Point Reyes National Seashore has not been a "Wilderness." Native Americans typically manipulated their surroundings through use and direct action, such as fire, and were not simple bystanders to natural processes. With the advent of Europeans and other non-Native Americans in the area, the scope and nature of manipulation of the landscape increased. During the historic period, many different industrial activities likely took place at and near the Seashore that have shaped it to the present day. The most notable and most noted human activity has been dairy and beef ranching, but other industries including the fur trade of the 1780s to 1830s, fishing, shellfish raising and gathering, logging and lumbering, other agricultural activities, seafaring, community life, and tourism have all been active within the Point Reyes Seashore. Therefore, the notion of "Wilderness" as applied to the Point Reyes Seashore is inappropriate.
Traditional Cultural Properties
The Point Reyes Seashore ranches, in addition to being important cultural resources, should also be considered as Traditional Cultural Properties (TCPs). While TCPs are typically applied to Native American places of traditional uses, such as plant gathering or religious sites they need not be exclusively tied to Native American use.
Here is the definition of a TCP by the NPS: A Traditional Cultural Property (TCP) is a property that is eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) based on its associations with the cultural practices, traditions, beliefs, life ways, arts, crafts, or social institutions of a living community.
The NPS website document https://www.nps.gov/history/tribes/Documents/TCP.pdf provides an explanation of a Traditional Cultural Property as "a rural community whose organization, buildings and structures, or patterns of land use reflect the cultural traditions valued by its long-term residents." The ranching community of West Marin is a living community with traditions that extend back more than 50 year. Ranching at the Point Reyes Seashore is closely tied with the entire ranching community of West Marin.
Criteria For Evaluation As A Traditional Cultural Property
For property to qualify as a Traditional Cultural Property, the property, with exceptions, needs to be 50 or more years old and qualify under the NRHP criteria for evaluation: The quality of significance in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture is present in districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that possess integrity of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling, and association, and:
A. That are associated with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of our history; or
B. That are associated with the lives of significant persons in our past; or
C. That embody the distinctive characteristics of a type, period, or method of construction, or that represent the work of a master, or that possess high artistic values, or that represent a significant and distinguishable entity whose components may lack individual distinction; or
D. That have yielded or may be likely to yield, information important in history or prehistory.
The dairy and beef ranching community on Point Reyes has cultural continuity that extends back in time considerably more than 50 years, in some cases all the way to the Gold Rush. The continuity of dairy and beef ranching is a cultural tradition that can likely be documented as valued by its long-term residents The ranches are certainly eligible under one or more of the Criteria for eligibility, as demonstrated by the NRHP listing of the Pierce Ranch and the planned listing of the 17 other ranches. Criterion A would be the primary criteria for all of the ranches and for the historic landscape. It is likely that many, if not all, have standing buildings or complexes of buildings that would qualify under Criterion C. The architecture does not have to be a masterpiece, but representative of its time and function with sufficient integrity to convey its important characteristics. It is also likely that many of the ranches may retain archaeological deposits that may provide important information to our understanding of ranching history of the area.
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# 147
Name: B., D.
Correspondence: As mentioned in the Background section of the Plan Amendment;
Congress instructed the NPS to "preserve the recreation area, as far as possible, in its natural setting, and protect it from development and uses which would destroy the scenic beauty and natural character of the area" (Public Law 92-5589, 16 USC §4460bb)
It is absolutely clear that NPS has the responsibility to protect Point Reyes National Seashore to the fullest extent. The only viable options in the amendment are; No ranching and limited management of Thule Elk, or Continue current management (No action). Any other option violates the instructions of Congress since they would result in further development and destruction of the natural area.
NPS cannot allow the destruction of such a beautiful and fragile area for the financial gain of a few ranchers who have already significantly benefitted from the generous lease/permits throughout the years. NPS cannot allow agriculture such as row crops that will bring with it fertilizers, pesticides and other chemicals that will kill fish and wildlife. NPS cannot allow commercial farming of other animals which will put additional pressure on the natural predators that call the park their home, such as bobcats, coyotes, hawks and owls.
There are very few places left in this country that have such a rich and diverse ecosystem. If the General Management Plan is to be amended, please amend to end ranching, otherwise continue the management with no action.
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# 148
Name: Goodin, Charity
Correspondence: I want to insure the long and vibrant history of agricultural food production in Marin County will remain intact. The rights of neighboring family ranches that currently operate within the Point Reyes National Seashore are threatened as special interests work to phase out agriculture within the National Park.
Multi-generational ranching families produce roughly 20% of Marins agricultural products, supplying pastured and organic meats, cheese, milk, eggs, and other valued local foods to consumers throughout the Bay Area and Northern California.
These lands have had cattle since the gold rush.
Its a beautiful area that seems to be managed well by their guardians, the family farmers that have been there since the 1800's.
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# 149
Name: Good, Johanna C
Correspondence: Thank you for the opportunity to comment.
Please consider continued ranching and removal of the Drakes Beach elk herd.
I have lived in Marin all my life, and my family relies on the agricultural products from these ranches. Whenever I travel to another part of the state, country or world, I am quickly reminded of the quality of our dairy and other agricultural products, they are far and above some of the best and healthiest in the world.
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# 150
Name: Hagemeister, Susan
Correspondence: Please let the ranchers and farmers in West Marin continue their important work. They are an important part of our California history and culture and ecosystem. They provide wholesome agricultural products to Marin County and beyond! These agriculturalists are stewards of the land. The land does better with the animals than without as nature intended because they know how to holistically manage the land as proven by folks such as Alan Savory. It would be a travesty to lose them. I'm in full support of being mindful and careful of our land but getting rid of the ranchers is not a solution. They are integral to our ecosystem but they also have to know how to manage their land holistically which is what these farmers and ranchers are doing.
That you for reading and taking my comments,
Susan Hagemeister
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# 151
Name: Hamann, Alicia
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 152
Name: Rodriguez, Rose
Correspondence: Please allow the farms within the Point Reyes National Seashore to stay. They provide amazing quality food for those of us who prefer not to eat factory farmed food loaded with antibiotics from diseased animals. They do not detract from the beauty of the area, but add to it and to the experience of visiting.
Thank you for your consideration.
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# 153
Name: Samp, Cecelia
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
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# 154
Name: Miller, Kerby A
Correspondence:
Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Kerby Miller
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# 155
Name: Davenport, Susan
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 156
Name: Robinson, Joyce C
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 157
Name: Poulson, Judi
Correspondence: support free ranging tulle elk at Point Reyes
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# 158
Name: Storm, Laurie A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Laurie Storm
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# 159
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: We must protect vital lands and animals.
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# 160
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 161
Name: willroth, alana
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Alana Willroth
White Bear Lake MN
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# 162
Name: Reback, Mark
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Mark Reback
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# 163
Name: Strain, Darren P
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
In addition, I respectfully urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Thank you for your attention and consideration.
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# 164
Name: Lenard, Clint
Correspondence: I'm so tired of our wildlife being killed for more public lands to be made available for ranchers!
Make these ranchers BUY THEIR OWN LAND!
I cannot go and force my neighbors out of their homes just because I want more room, why are these corrupt individuals allowed? Collusion, that's why. We are tired of it.
No more free public lands for cattle ranchers!
Let these Elk LIVE FREELY, without harm. I am going to be buying ad space to make others aware of this situation, exposing the collusion going on with our government entities and cattle ranchers.
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# 165
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: ALL GOVERNMENTS, POLITICIANS, BIG BUSINESS AND ALL PEOPLE NEED TO RESPECT ALL LIFE ON EARTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT. GOVERNMENTS, POLITICIANS & BIG BUSINESS ONLY CARE ABOUT WEALTH & POWER. VERY SHAMEFUL!!!!!!!!!
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# 166
Name: eades, nick
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Nick Eades
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# 167
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Thank you,
A.J.
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# 168
Name: Perahia, Eileen
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Eileen Perahia
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# 169
Name: Heinle, Janet G
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Janet Heinle
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# 170
Name: Flather, Dylan
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial leaseholders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Dylan
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# 171
Name: Sherwood, Kate
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Kate Sherwood
Long Beach, NY
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# 172
Name: Henker, Christiane
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 173
Name: Albert, Anthony
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 174
Name: Slikas, Elizabeth
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Beth Slikas
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# 175
Name: Boyne, Jonathan
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Jonathan Boyne
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# 176
Name: N/A, Carol
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species. Wildlife comes first!
I also strongly urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore. Thank you.
Sincerely,
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# 177
Name: McKenzie, Valerie
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Valerie McKenzie
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# 178
Name: Poole, GIna
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 179
Name: Moore, Rod
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
As a Californian and frequent visitor to the north coast, I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Rod Moore
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# 180
Name: Stern, Richard
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Richard Stern
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# 181
Name: Morel, Will
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
This land is for the people not for ranchers.
Thanks!
Will Morel
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# 182
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 183
Name: LaPorte, Michele D
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in SUPPORT of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I OBJECT to any fencing, removal, sterilization OR KILLING of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands should NOT dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and should NOT harm habitat for endangered species!!
I also urge you to REJECT any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize PROTECTING the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Michele LaPorte
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# 184
Name: Knoll, Carolyn
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
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# 185
Name: Mendel, C.
Correspondence: I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely, C. Mendel
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# 186
Name: OZEROFF, ELAINA
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Elaina Ozerof
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# 187
Name: Boyer, David J
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Thank you for considering my views.
Sincerely,
David J. Boyer
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# 188
Name: Olmez, Justine L
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Justine Olmez
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# 189
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: i was disappointed to learn about plans to remove some tule elk from their native land. That is their land, so please do not allow row crops or new commercial animal farming. It´s wise thta as part of this new planning the park considers a need for less cattle ranching operations, if and only they do not alter elk habitat and other native wildlife.
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# 190
Name: Goor, Jared
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
As a long time visitor to Point Reyes, I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 191
Name: Paoluzzi, Sara
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Sara Paoluzzi
Via Marconi 1
33077 Sacile (PN) - Italy
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# 192
Name: Bowen, Mary E
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Mary Ellen Bowen
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# 193
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Thank you.
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# 194
Name: BLOCH, NINI
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
Please support the threatened free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore.d I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 195
Name: J., Yvonne
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 196
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Cole Adam
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# 197
Name: Williams, Catherine
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Thank you.
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# 198
Name: charney, danielle
Correspondence: Please stop slaughtering everything for fun for you people who can't do a thing right or care at all about nature or animals....
you are a disgrace and do not deserve a dime you are getting from the taxpayers- all you can think to do is kill everything
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# 199
Name: Whipple, Lisa A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Lisa Whipple
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# 200
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
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# 201
Name: Porter, Sharon S
Correspondence: Leave the tule elk alone.
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# 202
Name: Pelton, Bonnie
Correspondence: Please stop the slaughter
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# 203
Name: Koehl, Lisa
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Lisa Koehl
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# 204
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: I support the free-roaming Tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore. I also object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. I, along with many others, believe that Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
It is important to keep our priorities straight. Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
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# 205
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 206
Name: Smith, Christina
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
C. Smith
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# 207
Name: N/A, Erika
Correspondence: I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 208
Name: Feldmeier, Paula
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
___________________________
# 209
Name: enstrom, karen l
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
___________________________
# 210
Name: MacLamroc, Alan
Correspondence: ear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Alan MacLamroc
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# 211
Name: donda, russ
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
russ donda
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# 212
Name: Tartaglia, Lauren
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and to the ecology of the region. Their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Animals share this land with us. Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality. We have to have this balance. The animals can't speak for themselves and they are the innocent ones in this!
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Lauren Tartaglia
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# 213
Name: Grover, Justin K
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Justin Grover
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# 214
Name: Barrett, Lisa
Correspondence: I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
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# 215
Name: Fedele, Joy
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Joy Fedele
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# 216
Name: Bajwa, Ravinder
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 217
Name: Law, Meya Z
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
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# 218
Name: Stover, W. Andrew
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
W. Andrew Stover
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# 219
Name: lopes, maria m
Correspondence: A natureza e seus animais devem ser protegidos e não dizimados.
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# 220
Name: Creswell, Tom
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values and the true inhabitants, the Tule elk, of Point Reyes National Seashore. When the lease holders start to pay the real cost of their livestock grazing they can have more of a voice.
Sincerely,
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# 221
Name: Wontor, Debra
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Debra Wontor
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# 222
Name: Foley, Patricia H
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Patricia Foley
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# 222
Name: Mullett, Lauire
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Laurie Mullett
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# 223
Name: Thomas, Deborah A
Correspondence: I grew up not far from Point Reyes and enjoyed going there to explore over the years. I would hate to see anything happen to the Tule Elk that range in that area. I have family ties at the light house and love the area and seeing the Elk graze in the grasses.
Please save the Elk for our generation and generation's to come.
Thank you,
Deborah A. Thomas
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# 224
Name: Sikorski, Susanna
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 225
Name: Korner, Jeff
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Jeff Korner
3500 Six Mile Road
South Lyon, MI 48178
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# 226
Name: Thonet, Kathi B
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Point Reyes is the national park that tule elk - a subspecies existing only in California - call home. The Park Service let half the park's original herd die during the state's 2012-2014 drought by keeping them fenced in without adequate water and forage; then the Service shot 26 elk during 2015 and 2016. I am both horrified and mortified that the NPS would actually let these animals die of thirst or starvation when they were fenced in and prevented from searching for food or water. This is what the federal government to our own Indigenous People less than 200 years ago.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
___________________________
# 227
Name: Novak, Trina
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
I have visited and remember Point Reyes and encourage you to leave the nature and the beauty of the area as is, to be enjoyed by future generations.
Sincerely,
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# 228
Name: Waller, Ben
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely, Ben Waller
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# 229
Name: Lacy, Kristy
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Kristy Lacy
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# 230
Name: MIllis, Robin L
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Robin L Millis
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# 231
Name: Parkinson, William
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
William Parkinson
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# 232
Name: Rogers, Dennis O
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Dennis Rogers
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# 233
Name: Polk, Nora
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 234
Name: McCarthy, Debbie
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Debbie McCarthy
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# 235
Name: Robey, Steve
Correspondence: Dear NPS,
As a neighbor and frequent visitor to the Pt Reyes nNtional Seashore, I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 236
Name: Manske, Amber
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Amber Manske
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# 237
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Thank you.
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# 238
Name: LeValley, Lon
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Lon LeValley
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# 239
Name: CONIGLIO, MARK D
Correspondence: STOP KILLING THESE ANIMALS.
ENOUGH OF THE KILLING, TOTALLY NOT NEEDED AND A WAISTE OF OUR MONEY.
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# 240
Name: Riti, Christopher
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
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# 241
Name: Fighera, Linda
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Linda Fighera
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# 242
Name: Richman, Bruce
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands should not dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and should not harm habitat for endangered species. California has plenty of domestic cattle, but few native undulates in comparison. As part of reprioritization toward health and environment, government should encourage a shift in favor of native species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Dr. Bruce Richman
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# 243
Name: Gottejman, Brian
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Brian L. Gottejman, Ph.D.
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# 244
Name: Perry, Anthony
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Anthony
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# 245
Name: Klein, Jeannie
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Jeannie Klein
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# 246
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I strongly support the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been a success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands should not be allowed to dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife and should definitely not harm habitat for endangered species. Native wildlife must be given priority in their right to safe habitat.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality. Again, native wildlife must be respected and given priority over commercial interests.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore. I urge you to fulfill your obligation to the American people and America's wild heritage.
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# 247
Name: Bass, Camille
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Camille Bass
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# 248
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species. I am pretty tired of ranchers dictating the use of our public lands. There are so few of them and many more of us who want wildlife protected so I don't know why they still reign supreme in the west. I for one am vegan and never supporting any welfare ranching on our public lands
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 249
Name: gauci, louis
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Louis
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# 250
Name: Harris Jr, J M
Correspondence: Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I strongly object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 251
Name: Esson, Genevieve
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Genevieve Esson
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# 252
Name: Linsky, David
Correspondence: Dear National Park Service,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
David
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# 253
Name: Zemba, Tim
Correspondence: Leave the Elk and all other wildlife alone, It is our land and we do not mind the animals using it. So stop trying to remove wildlife from where they are and want to go!
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# 254
Name: Stiles, Sarah
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
SARAH STILES
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# 255
Name: Hicks, Tom
Correspondence: I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
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# 256
Name: Libbey, Thomas
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely, Thomas Libbey
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# 257
Name: Duon, Dr. Nick
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
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# 258
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Kristin Mott
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# 259
Name: Tucker, N/A
Correspondence: I support free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore and object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Cattle-ranching operations must be removed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
Reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
It is the responsibility and duty of the Park Service's to protect the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
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# 260
Name: Swanson, J
Correspondence: I am so tired of this. Leave these animals alone. For god sake leave them live their life without sickening human intervention on everything! Enough is enough!!!!!!
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
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# 261
Name: Wolongevicz , Patricia
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Patricia Wolongevicz
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# 262
Name: Tadler, Keith T
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Keith Tadler
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# 263
Name: Pistolesi, Linda
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
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# 264
Name: Miller, Joan E
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing to urge you to support the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, over privately owned cattle. Private grazing should not be allowed on public lands, and all native wildlife should take priority over private profits. I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Joan Miller
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# 265
Name: Costello, Paige
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Paige
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# 266
Name: Dunn, Kelly
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
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# 267
Name: Ringle, David
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Dave Ringle
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# 268
Name: Shepherd, Carol
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 269
Name: King, Jean
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am a resident of the Bay Area and have visited Point Reyes many time.
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park unless it is for the betterment of the elk.
Tule elk, not cattle, are native to that area.
Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
Other non-native uses should not be
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 270
Name: Hartman, Jonathan
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
Don't destroy a wonderful place to feed cattle.
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Dr. J. Hartman
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# 271
Name: von Abele, Melitta
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
As a former resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Melitta von Abele
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# 272
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
When did it become essentially acceptable, to commit genocide in this Country? I cannot understand why we insist on changing the natural order of animals, that were obviously put here for a reason. As with our wild horses and burros, these animals manage a living on fairly inhospitable lands, and do a good job of surviving. We are constantly trying to change that which God clearly had a better plan.
have the utmost respect for the NPS, and I'm honestly a bit shocked that this organization is the one proposing this forced evacuation and quite possibly the extermination of a species. would have thought better of the NPS.
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
US Tax Payer and Concerned Citizen
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# 273
Name: Mann-Hielscher, Galia
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Galia
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# 274
Name: Darden, Ruth
Correspondence:
Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Ruth Darden
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# 275
Name: Giaccardo, Gina M
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
It is critical that the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore are protected. Fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park is destructive and wrong. Tule elk are important to the environment of Point Reyes, and their recovery is important to restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands should never dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Cattle ranching should not be prioritized on this land and must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife. Please do not allow private interests to harm habitat for endangered or any other species indigenous to US environments.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality. Additionally, there is already plenty of privately-owned land available for commercial uses.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore. Thank you.
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# 276
Name: Whitaker, Howard J
Correspondence:
Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Howard J. Whitaker
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# 277
Name: Harrison, Jeane
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Jeane Harrison
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# 278
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are native to Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
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# 279
Name: Anderson, William
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
William Anderson
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# 280
Name: Overton, Steve
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Steve Overton
Leicester
UK
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# 281
Name: Standard, Steven W
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 282
Name: Thompson, Marilyn A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore. We absolutely must preserve our wild places for our children and grandchildren.
Sincerely,
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# 283
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Sarah M
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# 284
Name: Rieckmann, David
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
David Rieckmann
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# 285
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
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# 286
Name: Vota, Christopher F
Correspondence: The elk stay!
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# 287
Name: Patrick, Laura
Correspondence: Dear Superintendant
I oppose the removal of the Tule Elk from the Point Reyes National Seashore. I do not believe that they should be shot, fenced in, sterlizing, or killing of these beatiful animals!!!
These beatiful animals were reintroduced at this location so that people could come and see these endangered animals at this location since they are not in any other location within the 50 United States, this was their home first.
So please do not let cattle, goats, commercial farming, cattle ranching, or row crops on public lands, these lands were created for the public to enjoy seeing wild life and other endangered species.
I am truely opposed to this operation and you should listen to us the people of the state of california who oppose these types of operation's against endangered species!!!
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# 288
Name: Rutherdale, Jay
Correspondence: Please protect Tule Elk in Point Reyes which is their native habitat. Cattle aren't native and is a business. Our National Park lands are for us to enjoy lands and species that are protected from the incursion of other species and man that are not native to the area. The Park service should live up to the promise of maintaining these natural environments and the species that lice on them and not give in to special interest of cattle farmers. The public lands are for the public to enjoy and not there to support financial interests of an industry. Do the right thing for all of us to continue to enjoy Point Reyes National Seashore as was intended.
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# 289
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Tiberio-Clements family
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# 290
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Carly Lake
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# 291
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
As I'm certain you're aware, our environment functions most efficiently when nature is allowed to evolve of its own volition, free from the interference of humankind. I support the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
Our natural world needs all the help it can get these days, and we can help it most by leaving it alone. The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Thank you for all you can do to further the health of our planet by making space for nature.
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# 292
Name: Freewoman, Faith E
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape and ecosystem of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands (who pay little or nothing for the privilege) have no business whatsoever trying to dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 293
Name: Alper, Gregory B
Correspondence: Please protect the Elk in Point Reyes Park. Thank you.
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# 294
Name: poland, barbara
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Background
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# 295
Name: Dabrowski, Izabella
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Izabella Dabrowski
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# 296
Name: Sévilla , Caroline
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Caroline Sévilla
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# 297
Name: Harris, D. C
Correspondence: Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I vehemently object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 298
Name: Sobo, Naomi
Correspondence:
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
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# 299
Name: Graver, Chuck
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 300
Name: Wolff, Pat
Correspondence: I object to the removal of tule elk from their native land.
I also object to allowing row crops or new commercial animal farming in any National Park.
Any cattle ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and the best use would be to eliminate cattle.
National Parks are for preserving and showcasing the wild and historical treasures of our country. There should be no new resource removal, such as logging, ranching, mining, or disneyfication of National Parks.
Thrrefore, cattle ranching is inappropriate for Point Reyes National Seashore. The Park Service must consider management alternatives that would remove all cattle ranching from the park, remove all dairy cattle operations, and at least reduce existing ranching operations.
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# 301
Name: graham, susan r
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 302
Name: Beecken, Tim
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 303
Name: Nieland, Tom
Correspondence: Please don't remove native Tule elk from their historic home in Point Reyes Park. They deserve to stay on their home range!
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# 304
Name: Salt, Debra A
Correspondence: Please allow Elk to roam free at Point Reyes
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# 305
Name: Gravette, Kristina
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Kristina Gravette
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# 306
Name: Pardi, Marco M
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely, Marco Pardi
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# 307
Name: Stains, Valerie
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
As a native Californian, I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service. The area is truly enchanting, and the beauty of its life forms must be protected for future generations.
First of all, these lands belong to all Americans - this is PUBLIC land. Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species. This use of our public land must be made with genuine respect for all the life forms that depend on nature for survival.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality. Such actions are not taken for the greater good, but for private, greedy objectives.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 308
Name: L, Carla
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Carla Lai
I object to the removal of any tule elk from their native land, it shouldn't be allowed for row crops or new commercial animal farming and any cattle ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife.
Based on the Center's legal settlement with the Park Service, the agency must consider management alternatives that would remove all cattle ranching from the park, remove all dairy cattle operations, or reduce existing ranching operations.
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# 308
Name: McDaniel, Larry
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Larry McDaniel
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# 309
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Thank you
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# 310
Name: Foot, Susie
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 311
Name: Jones, Eric
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely, Eric Jones
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# 312
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming Tule Elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule Elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate Elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Additionally, on a personal note... I am incredibly surprised and appalled that something like this is going on in California. Wrong! Just wrong! Please do the right thing and fix this horrible slaughter.
Sincerely,
Leah Berman
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# 313
Name: Van Kampen, Art J
Correspondence: Please don't kill these beauties.
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# 314
Name: Mortensen, Georgi
Correspondence:
Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 315
Name: Sherman-Jones, Cynthia
Correspondence: I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service. It is necessary for humans to share this land with the natural animals that depend on it for their lives, instead of being so greedy and taking over all of the land for their own interests and at the expense of other living creatures.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 316
Name: durrum, kathy
Correspondence:
Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore
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# 317
Name: Gosselin, Sharon
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Sharon Gosselin
City of San Rafael, CA resident
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# 318
Name: Cooper, Sandra
Correspondence: I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
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# 319
Name: Marshall, Rebecca
Correspondence: I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
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# 320
Name: Korek, Brian
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I support the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore. Please represent the majority of the people who object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Brian Korek
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# 321
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
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# 322
Name: Genaux, Elisabeth
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
It is upsetting that commercial lease holders on our public lands are trying to dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations MUST be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
Many valuable native ecosystems of California are slowly being crowded out; "since the 1850s, at least twenty animal species and thirty-four plant species native to the state have gone extinct. ... Dwindling biodiversity is linked to contemporary land uses" (pp 7, Anderson 2005). The major way we have reacted to this loss of diversity is by designating specific areas of land that humans are not allowed to develop or influence (Anderson 2005).
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan ought to prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Elisabeth Genaux
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# 323
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
We are writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and we fully object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape and ecosystem health of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
We also absolutely urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality - parks were created to preserve Nature (the little that we have left, continuously under threat of industrialization and agricultural use).
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should absolutely prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Lucille & Michael
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# 324
Name: pagano, maria
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Maria E Pagano
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# 325
Name: reeves, sheri
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Sheri Reeves
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# 326
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Is fun killing things?
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# 327
Name: Baethge, Sarah
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
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# 328
Name: Hopkins, Paul
Correspondence: I am writing about tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore. It appears as though National Park Land is being converted to agriculture. Park Lands are meant for the natural world. These tule elks have not been adequately protected from drought and now it appears as they are almost being eliminated. This is not in the spirit of our National Parks.
Please do all you can to protect these elk and keep National Park areas natural.
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# 329
Name: Gursky, Ginny M
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Ginny Gursky
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# 330
Name: wertheim, ellen
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Ellen Wertheim
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# 331
Name: Prybylski, John
Correspondence: SINCE WHEN DO PRIVATE CATTLE HAVE EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS TO PUBLIC LANDS..??!!! THE ELK HAVE LIVED ON THESE LANDS FOR CENTURIES....NOW YOU WANT THEM REMOVED..???!!!! "PUBLIC LANDS"...WHAT DOES THAT MEAN...??......REMOVE NATIVE ANIMALS FOR PRIVATE HERDS TO MAKE PROFIT FOR INDIVIDUAL OWNERS..OR CORPORATE RANCHING...??!!!! STOP THE BULL SHIT...!! NATIVE ELK AND ALL NATIVE ANIMALS MUST HAVE FIRST PRIORITY..ALWAYS...!!!!IT'S OUR..THE U.S. PUBLIC LANDS...!!! NOT FOR-PROFIT CORPS./INDIVIDUALS ....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!DO YOUR JOB AND PROTECT OUR,THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, PUBLIC LANDS...!!!!! THANK YOU
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# 332
Name: Fonshill, Don T
Correspondence: Please let these animals roam freely.
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# 333
Name: Thompson, Cheryl
Correspondence: Do not kill the Tuel Elk
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# 334
Name: Metzger, Luke
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I write in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been a success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 335
Name: Granlund, Fred
Correspondence: I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife and protect their habitat, rather than the reverse.
Further, I strongly object to any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore. The elk were here first - they should get first priority.
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# 336
Name: Doering, David
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore. I strongly support the reintroduction of native species into our national park system.
I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Public lands are held in trust for the American public - all of us. Tha means that commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species. If the cattle-ranching operations cannot adjust their operation to the elks presence then it is the cattle-ranching which must be curtailed or eliminated.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 337
Name: Keiser, Robert
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Robert Keiser
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# 338
Name: Charles, Dorian
Correspondence: Animal lives matter!!!!
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# 339
Name: Clay, Susan H
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
I have had the good fortune to visit the Point Reyes National Seashore. I want to see the native wildlife not cattle. I can see cattle anytime. Point Reyes should be managed for native species, not a nonnative species that is not adapted to unique ecosystems like Point Reyes.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
There is plenty of farmland available for grazing cattle. As a matter of fact, much of the reclaimed strip mine land here is Southeastern Ohio is excellent grazing land for cattle and sheep. To destroy a unique species, like the tule elk, to allow more cattle grazing is not appropriate land and environmental stewardship of the Point Reyes National Seashore. If the cattle ranchers want cheap grazing land for cattle, they should come to Southeastern Ohio. There are thousands of acres of reclaimed strip mine that would be cheap while not adversely impacting an important species such as the tule elk.
Sincerely,
Susan H. Clay
Environmental Scientist(Retired)
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# 340
Name: Wilsey, Cara N
Correspondence: This is a letter regarding the Tule Elk; specifically a request to leave them in their native habitat and stop reducing their numbers by shooting them.
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# 341
Name: O., Kim
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Kim O.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
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# 342
Name: Toogood, Ryan A
Correspondence: I am a Florida resident, but I visit national parks all over the country. The park system is probably my favorite thing about being alive.
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore. These animals are part of what makes the Park experience magical, and I believe they should be protected - not eliminated or reduced.
No introduction of livestock, please. No capitulation to rancher interests. Please just protect and preserve the tule elk herds.
This could be a HUGE PR win - trust me, a lot of people in this country will appreciate the government standing up for the elk.
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# 343
Name: Maish, Sally
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Sally Maish
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# 344
Name: Murawski, Heather
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Heather Murawski
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# 345
Name: N/A, Eileen
Correspondence: The Tule Elk must remain in their homeland of Point Reyes! We have removed too many natives from their lands. The elk can easily remain here and be of benefit to the land and the people!
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# 346
Name: Roberts-Shepherd, Ruth E
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Ruth E. Roberts-Shepherd
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# 347
Name: Evans, Bronwen d
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
B.Evans
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# 348
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: ear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely, Jill Nelson
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# 349
Name: Brenza, Tina
Correspondence: Please Support Free-ranging Tule Elk!
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# 350
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Brenda
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# 351
Name: Allen, Teresa E
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Background
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# 352
Name: evans, Holly
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
holly evans
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# 353
Name: Schulze, Albert H
Correspondence:
Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
I have personally camped and hiked in this area and it is truly a unique part of California, that should remain as natural and untouched by man, as it can be. I have seen these elk on the hillsides and a red fox crossed my trail. It made me feel good to know that man and animal can share the land together. Please keep livestock business from destroying this beautiful place. Thank you, al
Sincerely,
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# 354
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I support the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park.
Because Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, I believe that NPS is served by continuing this legacy.
Commercial lease holders on our PUBLIC lands should never dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies.
Please reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Regards,
B. Stanberry
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# 355
Name: Lampe, Frank
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Frank Lampe
Lafayette, CO
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# 356
Name: Berk, Wendy
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
I live in the San Francisco Bay area and very much appreciate observing Tule Elk. They should not be killed to make even more grazing land for cattle.
Sincerely,
Wendy Berk
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# 357
Name: Gray, Paul
Correspondence: I oppose removal or slaughter of Elk herds at Point Reyes. You should be seeking ways of preserving these noble animals, not making their existence more difficult.
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# 358
Name: Webb, Sally & Don
Correspondence:
Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Sally and Donald Webb
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# 359
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Save the parks
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# 360
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 361
Name: Beitel, Timothy W
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Timothy B.
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# 362
Name: Yoho, Brad
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Brad Yoho
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# 363
Name: Pfannenbecker, Susan L
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. I would rather the US not have the paltry fees paid by ranchers than to allow them to dictate what happens to native wild life on that land. It's not their land!
Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 364
Name: Simeone, Sam
Correspondence: I am writing in support of the free roaming Tule Elk Herds of Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removing,Killing, or sterilization of them.
I also want you to reject converting national park lands to row crops, livestock, or agricultural uses. The purpose of National Parks is to preserve them as close as possible to their original state before they were effected or changed by human activity.
Sam Simeone
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# 365
Name: jeffreys, zachary s
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Zachary Jeffreys
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# 366
Name: Heinly, Bridgett
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
This comment serves to advise you that I support the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any type of fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
I do not believe that commercial lease holders on our public lands should have the ability to dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species, after all, these are public lands.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This activity would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Thank you for considering my comments.
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# 367
Name: Tuscher, Ralph
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
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# 368
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
with hope,
Tanja Rieger
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# 369
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
D. Carr
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# 370
Name: Solan, Danielle
Correspondence: Save our wildlife !!
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# 371
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Rachel M.
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# 372
Name: Costa, Sandra
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Sandra Costa
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# 373
Name: Bentley, Donald C
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I have observed the tule elk herds at Point Reyes. They were the highlight of my visit, and one of my most memorable wildlife watching experiences in America. As such, they deserve maximum protection for the enjoyment of all Americans.
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Very truly yours,
Don Bentley
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# 374
Name: Fishel, Michael S
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore. I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in this park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands have no right to dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. They are leasing the property and do not have the rights that ownership would provide. Cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore. These are our lands as Americans and do not belong to any single group.
Sincerely,
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# 375
Name: Govreau, Kathy J
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 376
Name: Clifford, Ruth
Correspondence: Please avoid steps that would harm tule elk and other species and water quality in the Point Reyes National Seashore. I am a native Californian who has visited these magnificent creatures and awe-inspiring landscapes. My taxes have supported the preservation of such areas and the rebuilding of the elk population. Expansion of commercial uses of the protected national lands to the detriment of the creatures who live there to me represents theft and vandalism by my government.
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# 377
Name: Youmans, Ona
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 378
Name: Waterd, Anje'
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 379
Name: clausen, karen s
Correspondence: We need to do all we can to preserve our parks.
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# 380
Name: Fox, Kathryn N
I do not want ranching or farming on the public's public land! We are losing our land to more of the same entities. There will be no more land. I want wildlife, which includes the Tule Elk. I'm shocked that the National Park Service is supporting the changes. That's not what it was meant to do. Very rich people are once again doing this to make a profit at the expense of the common man. It is wrong and you know it. Keep our public lands wild!
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# 381
Name: Bird, Oscar N
Correspondence: Please leave Pt. Reyes elk where they are. It is wrong to move them for a handful of cattlemen. Thank you
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# 382
Name: Hughes, Lindsey
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Lindsey Hughes
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# 383
Name: clemson, g
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
PUBLIC lands are to be for the public LONG-term good, not for the short-term benefit of a few commercial profit seekers, and those perpetuating antiquated Victorian Manifest Destiny ideas of man over and against nature. Help humans, by your decisions, learn to appreciate and successfully co-exist with our necessary and beautiful planet.
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 384
Name: N/A, Janet
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Janet M.
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# 385
Name: mackillop, alan b
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
A MacKillop
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# 385
Name: Wolcott, James L
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
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# 386
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
J Tuley
The National Park Service is updating its park planning and may kill and/or remove elk from Point Reyes at the request of ranchers who enjoy private cattle grazing leases in the park. The Park Service allowed half the park's original elk herd to die during the 2012-2014 drought by fencing them in, and it shot 26 elk in 2015 and 2016. Now it has plans to run elk off of 18,000 acres to allow cattle sole access to these public lands.
The Park Service is also considering allowing conversion of grasslands and wildlife habitat at Point Reyes to artichoke farms and other row crops. The public would lose access to this land, and conversion would destroy wildlife habitat. Also on the table is allowing ranchers to raise sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens and pigs in the park, a disastrous plan that would lead to killing of the park's coyotes and bobcats.
1) I object to the removal of any tule elk from their native land, 2) they shouldn't allow row crops or new commercial animal farming, and 3) any cattle ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife.
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# 387
Name: Benton, Annette
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Annette Benton
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# 388
Name: Margot, Lee
Correspondence: I DO NOT support the plan to remove and/or restrict Tule Elk from their natural place in the Point Reyes area. Commercial ranching needs to limit their herd size if both animal groups cannot share the space without over grazing. This is protected land, wild land, and is a precious resource. Wild creatures belong there!
Thank you for your attention to this matter!
Sincerely yours,
lee margot
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# 389
Name: Kuzma, Laura
Correspondence:
Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 390
Name: K, Lee
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
This is public land, it does not belong to the lease holders and they should NOT dictate how it is used.
Sincerely,
Lee Bonini-Koch
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# 391
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 392
Name: allarde, lisa
Correspondence: ear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Lisa Allarde
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# 393
Name: Ceaser, Rosemarie
Correspondence: I oppose any removal or killing of tule elk. I am also opposed to planting of row crops or new commercial animal farming. Cattle ranching operations, should be managed to accommodate, not only elk, but other native species. The whole world must not revolve around cattle. They are the trespassers, not our native animals.
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# 394
Name: Burch, Ilse
Correspondence: Please do not displace the Tule elk! We can find other places for cows, for pity's sake! You are just bound and determined to create more threatened and endangered animals, and you must STOP!
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# 395
Name: Hinshaw , Tammera L
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
We don't have to take it all just so some can enjoy their meat. I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 396
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: N P S
I support the continued use of Point Reyes land for the grazing and use by Tule Elk!
Thank you
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# 397
Name: Rinegar, Margaret
Correspondence: I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
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# 398
Name: Cornez, Sandi B
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Sandi Cornez
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# 399
Name: Kirby, Liane
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 400
Name: Holm, Lisa M
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Lisa
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# 401
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: responding to elicit the hoped for change of national park service plans to cull in some way shape orform the tule elk at port reyes in marin county california. to many animals in this country around the world for that matter aare in great peril in so many ways for their future existence. these magnificent animals should be left alone, their demise for private intersts/gain is a non starter. thanks. bob.
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# 402
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Heather Tachna
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# 403
Name: PUBLEE, JEAN
Correspondence: I AM HORRIFIED THAT YOU WANT TO KILL ELK. I AM HORRIFIED THAT WILDLIFE IS BEING THREATENED IN THIS SITE. AN DYOU WANT TO BRING IN CATTLE AND OTHER DESTRUCTIVE SPECIES FOR MONEYGRUBBING PROFITEERS. WE DONT WANT THIS SITE MURDERED WITH THIS KIND OF PLAN. THE CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY HAS PRESENTED INFORMATION TO YOU AND I FULL Y SUPPORT THEIR COMMENTS IN THIS MATTER.
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# 404
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: STOP BEING TRUMP STUPID!!
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# 405
Name: Meltzer, Laura J
Correspondence: Point Reyes National Seashore is a National Seashore. That means it belongs to the public, not private interests. I strongly object to fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of Tile elk in the park for the sole benefit of entitled, private individuals, commercial lease holders on our public lands. If they don't like sharing the land with the existing natural inhabitants, the ranchers should graze their cattle somewhere else on private lands. I will not subsidize their profits at the cost of natural wildlife. Thank you.
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# 406
Name: Molnar, Daniela
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 407
Name: DeVries, Nicole
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Nicole DeVries
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# 408
Name: Robinson, Pat
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Pat Robinson
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# 409
Name: Gaiser, Jörg
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Jörg Gaiser
Baiersbronn
Germany
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# 410
Name: O'Donnell, DeDe
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
DeDe O'Donnell
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# 411
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
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# 412
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Please do not remove, harm or kill tule elk on Pt Reyes Nat Seashore.
Thank you!
Sincerely,
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# 413
Name: Mulder, Joni
Correspondence: Dear superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Joni Mulder
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# 414
Name: O'Donnell, Deanne
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Deanne O'Donnell
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# 415
Name: Rupp, u.Hugo H
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service. Tule elk suffered a large involuntary culling during the recent drought years, in part because cattle ranches have been hogging water resources to the exclusion of local wildlife. Instead of decimating the numbers of Tule Elk, a workable compromise should strive to reign in commercial ranching overreach.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject absolutely any conversion of national park lands to row crops which creates a depressed-looking disciplinary and artificial landscape incompatible with the aesthetics and ecology of 'wilderness.' Also, consider that the introduction of other commercially exploited animals such as sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens, or pigs, however in need of grand spaces such as Point Reyes, would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore. As it did when it opted against oyster farming in Drake's Estero.
Sincerely,
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# 416
Name: Ouellette, Tracy
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I have visited the Point Reyes National Seashore and been awed by it's beauty and wildlife.
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Tracy Ouellette, MD, Bow, WA 98232
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# 417
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Carol Souva
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# 418
Name: Aguilar, Toni
Correspondence: I am opposed to removing, IN ANY WAY, the tule elk herd in Point Reyes. I am appalled that you would kill any animal by starvation and dehydration.
As stewards of the earth, you and wethepeople are responsible to ensure the integrity and safety of ecosystems. Killing, especially cruelly, is anathema to a steward's philosophy.
Livestock owners’ money interests should not be a tail wagging the sanctity of wildlife dog. Capitalism is NOT your mandate.
Mankind has had a deleterious effect on the planet and her innocent and necessary ecosystems inhabitants. When will you step up to protect the animals, not ranchers?
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# 419
Name: Lee, Sharon
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Sharon Lee
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# 420
Name: archambault, eric
Correspondence: Hi,
I also urge you, please, to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
I urge you, also, to prevent any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park to be applied. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes.
Thank you.
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# 421
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Carolyn Stenseth
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# 422
Name: ferrara, robert d
Correspondence: Don't do this!!!!
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# 423
Name: Lowry, Erika R
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Erika Lowry
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# 424
Name: Hanbury, Pat
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Pat Hanbury
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# 425
Name: Hafer, Sarah
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Sarah Hafer
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# 426
Name: limoge, diana -
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 427
Name: saunders, maurice
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
maurice saunders
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# 428
Name: Kionka, Christina
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Christina Kionka
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# 429
Name: SALMON, ELISA
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Elisa Salmon
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# 430
Name: Martin, Michael D
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Michael Martin
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# 431
Name: Harlow, Nancy
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 432
Name: Kennedy, Barbara
Correspondence: Disgusting that the Park Service has been destroying tule elk for the benefit of cattle ranchers - equally disgusting that the Park Service is contemplating allowing farming and/or raising of livestock - keep these public lands wild - nothing justifies destroying the wildlands for the purpose of farming and/or cattle raising. We don't need more cattle or domestic animals or farming - we need open, wild public spaces where wildlife can flourish. Stop this desecration of public lands.
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# 433
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing or removal of the elk from the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands should not dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
A. Norris
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# 434
Name: Bourassa, Veronica
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Veronica Bourassa
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# 435
Name: Batavia, Cathie
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
The NPS should stand up to commercial lease holders on our public lands and not allow them to dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species. There is nowhere else for these animals to live and thrive, so please stand by them.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to grow crops or expand commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Cathie Batavia
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# 436
Name: Yborra, Gail
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Gail
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# 437
Name: Costa, Sandra
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Sandra C.
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# 438
Name: Nickels, Stephen
Correspondence: Stop killing and displacing Elk to make room for cattle. Pointy Reyes should be for wild animals. If someone wants to raise cattle they should buy a ranch.
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# 439
Name: Gora, Karene S
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 440
Name: Stewart, Nancy
Correspondence: I am writing in support of the free-roaming Tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
As native Californian, previous resident of Marin and Sonoma counties and lifelong outdoor enthusiast, seeing this native species in their natural habitat has been one of the great joys of enjoying thee Point Reyes National Seashore and an emotional anchor to the natural Northern California habitat for myself, my family and friends and many visitors to the area. The idea that my grandchildren would not have this experience is alarming and deeply disheartening.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any use of the land for farms or livestock and poultry ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for native species.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should PRIORITIZE PROTECTING THE NATURAL VALUES of Point Reyes National Seashore and maintain the true mission of the National Park Service.
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# 441
Name: Denis, Laurie A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Laurie Denis
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# 442
Name: Harlib, Amy
Correspondence: I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
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# 443
Name: Murphy, Jeanne
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
Our national seashore lands should not be used for agriculture or livestock. Please revoke all farming and livestock from these lands. Of course, also reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Jeanne Murphy
Ecotourism business owner
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# 444
Name: Henigman, Mali
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
For at least the last 50 years, I and my friends have enjoyed the walks along the coastal trail at Point Reyes and one of the most inspiring points of interest are seeing the Tule elk herds with their young enjoying their habitat without fear of poaching. The elk are iconic California creatures and deserve to thrive as they always have. This government's penchant for wanting to kill animals just to kill them is a puzzle to me. I'd like to know what went wrong in the upbringing of those put in charge of the environment, especially when of the Republican ilk. I would feel sorry for you, but I fear my concern would be wasted.
Sincerely,
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# 445
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: There are plenty of public and private lands for hunters as it is please allow these beautiful and majestic animals have a home where they can't be harvest as if they were some kind of crop.
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# 446
Name: Baldwin, Elaine
Correspondence: Please protect the tule elk at Point Reyes National Seashore. They almost went extinct, which was a tragedy. Then they made a comeback. Then many of them were allowed to die because of the drought in 2014-15. Now they are being considered for wholesale slaughter in favor of grazing cattle? The Park Service is supposed to protect wildlife, not commercial interests.
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# 447
Name: Koessel, Karl
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Thank you for your consideration of my opinion.
Sincerely,
Karl Koessel
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# 448
Name: White, Joseph H
Correspondence: Any private or commercial use of our public lands, particularly National Park lands, should not be at the expense of wildlife, wildlife habitat or public access.
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# 449
Name: Gonzalez, William G
Correspondence: Thursday, November 2, 2017.
To: U.S. National Parks Services, U.S.N.P.S.
Subject: PROTECTION FOR POINT REYES NATURAL PARK AND HABITAT FOR THE TULE ELK:
Recently, it has been popping up, that a new management will take over Point Reyes Natural Park in California, for developing purposes. there are in fact, some important reasons to be considered and to stop such developments in Point Reyes Park, in California:
Point Reyes is the national park that tule elk - a subspecies existing only in California - call home. The Park Service let half the park's original herd die during the state's 2012-2014 drought by keeping them fenced in without adequate water and forage; then the Service shot 26 elk during 2015 and 2016.
Now the agency has plans to run the elk off 18,000 acres to allow cattle sole access to these public lands. I strongly oppose to such developments in Point Reyes Park in California that can put in danger the tule elk species from California. Thank you, for attending this important message.
Sincerely yours,
William G Gonzalez.
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# 450
Name: Morrow, Brandon
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Brandon S. Morrow
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# 451
Name: Schade, Corey
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Respectfully,
Corey Schade
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# 452
Name: Chittenden, Jerry L
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 453
Name: Borst, Gayle
Correspondence: I would like to express my support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. I visited Point Reyes years ago and loved it. Would like to return again, but I hope it won't be sullied by possible bad judgement regarding the tule elk.
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# 454
Name: MacNamara, Julie L
Correspondence:
Dear Park Service,
I am writing to appeal the park to continue to allow the elk hers of Point Reyes
to continue free range life without fencing, killing or sterilization. They are an
important part of the ecosystem.
Thank you,
Julie MacNamara
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# 455
Name: Gantz, Victoria C
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
I have visited many national parks because of the diversity of wildlife within them.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Victoria C Gantz
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# 456
Name: Woodward, Linda Q
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Linda Woodward
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# 457
Name: VanWinkle, Jean Marie
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Jean Marie VanWinkle
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# 458
Name: Briney, Michael R
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I write in support of free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and in opposition to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Since their reintroduction in 1978, tule elk have had an amazing recovery and have again become an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, the only national park that has tule elk. It is the duty of the NPS to protect the elk for that simple reason alone.
I personally hate the presence of commercial lease holders on our public lands, but they should never be allowed to influence wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species. If ranchers cannot abide by these rules, they should buy their own land, not defile the American public's land!
For the same reasons, I strongly request that you reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality. These are our lands, not the private property of farmers.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 459
Name: Allison, Connie
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 460
Name: Acebo, Ryan
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming Tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service. Seeing the elk is one of the reasons why I venture out to that area every so often.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
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# 461
Name: Thornburn, Cathy M
Correspondence: .
Dear Superintendent,
I was shocked to learn of the deliberate, inhumane slow death that elk were subjected to by my government. I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park.Point Reyes is the only national park with tule elk. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.i would like to see them removed from this area.
I object to the use of our public parks for private, for profit use, especially when such use causes the harm or killing of our wildlife.. I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality. Parks are not for exploitation by for profit enterprises, but areas that the public can be sure their wildlife and natural spaces are protected from harm.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 462
Name: Van Horn, John P
Correspondence: We are on the verge of massive extinctions all over the planet. the obvious solution to this problem is to mitigate our own our own behavior and our demands on the our environment. Our own future as a species depends on it: we must evolve or we will die off.
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# 463
Name: Mueller, Marilyn P
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 464
Name: Elliott, Lynette
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing as an animal advocate in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Thank you for your consideration and action in this matter.
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# 465
Name: sloan, shannon
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Shannon Sloan
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# 466
Name: Sweet, Connie
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I formerly lived in Southern California and was privileged to be able to visit Point Reyes and see the elk.
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Connie Sweet
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# 467
Name: N/A, Diana
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species. If cannot work for the good of the whole, then GET OUT!
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore. Finally, I remind ALL NPS employees that YOU work for the United States American Taxpayers, NOT just cattle ranchers. These elk and this land BELONGS TO EVERY AMERICAN, NOT just YOU and NOT just cattle ranchers.
If you cannot respect the majority's demand of equality and input, then we shall be forced to invoke dereliction of duty investigations. WE, the majority of Americans, who employ ALL of YOU and pay your salary and benefits, demand you follow the rules and regulations as stated when you were hired. Cattle ranchers pay LESS TAXES than the average low to middle income earners, YET you take cattle ranchers illegal demands as rule of law. Maybe you are better off unemployed and left to survive on welfare or unemployment benefits. Perhaps then you will grow a sense of appreciation for your job and all of US who support YOUR wages.
Sincerely,
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# 468
Name: Cacioppo, Judy L
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 469
Name: Fingeret, Brian
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Brian Fingeret
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# 470
Name: Connelly, Liza M
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Liza M. Connelly
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# 471
Name: starner, lynn
Correspondence: I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
I was under the impression that national parks were created to preserve the beauty of the natural environment and native species for the enjoyment and education of the PUBLIC. NOT for the PRIVATE PROFIT of commercial ranchers and farmers.
That's OBSCENE. As is purposely fencing in the Elk and letting them die from the drought.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
Or just skip the cattle-ranching operations. Why in the hell should they matter more than the public who want the park to be a park?
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore!
Lynn Starner
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# 472
Name: Connor, Ann Marie
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore. I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park.
Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes; their recovery has been a significant success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands should NOT dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife-not the other way around. Cattle operations must not be permitted to harm habitat for endangered species.
In addition to taking the necessary measures to preserve tule elk, I urge you to REJECT any expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs and to REJECT conversion of national park lands to row crops. Expansion of commercial operations would only create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize PROTECTING the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Thank you.
Sincerely,
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# 473
Name: Hendrix, Linda L
Correspondence: I am writing in support of the Tule Elk at Point Reyes in California. I am positive that everyone excepting ranchers would rather view majestic elk in their native habitat instead of cattle.
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# 474
Name: Dobesh, Don
Correspondence: California is the leader in so many ways regarding environment and wildlife management. The Tule Elk should be an example of positive action- -not negative.
Thank you
Don Dobesh
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# 475
Name: Mays, Teresa L
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 476
Name: Markushewski, Edward
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Edward J Markushewski, MD
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# 477
Name: Warden, Lisa
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
As a Californian and Bay Area resident, I care deeply about California's wildlife.I am writing in STRONG support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 478
Name: Potvin, Raymond
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Raymond Potvin
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# 479
Name: Lane, Laura
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Laura Lane
Chandler AZ
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# 480
Name: Sunderman, Tim
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Tim Sunderman
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# 481
Name: Davis, Melissa
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Melissa Davis
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# 482
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 483
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Mrs. Alexandra Richards
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# 484
Name: Sickel, Kimberly
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Kimberly Sickel
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# 485
Name: Kennedy, Linda
Correspondence: We have worked hard to restore habitation of wildlife such as wolves and tule elk into the natural landscape of America's national parks. We have found that doing so has been so beneficial in helping the Earth to restore itself following our indiscriminate use of the land over that past years. Allowing ranchers and other profit-seeking enterprises to dictate use of our public lands is wrong and would again compromise these precious areas. Please do the job we expect you to do as the National Park Service and safeguard our public lands. Thank you for listening.
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# 486
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Dr. Alex Green
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# 487
Name: Yedinak, Bonnie K
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Bonnie K Yedinak
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# 488
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 489
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Steve Aydelott
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# 490
Name: Delaney, Janet
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Thank you for considering my comments.
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# 491
Name: Tetarenko, Pamela K
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
As an owner of American Public Lands, I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
As Americans, we own our Public Lands. Why are there Commercial lease holders at all? At the very least, these lease holders on our public lands should not dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any commercial operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and should not harm habitat for endangered species and/or wildlife, period.
As an owner of American Public Lands, I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality as well as endanger our health.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore. Thank you for listening to the input of a fellow Public Land owner.
Sincerely,
Pamela Tetarenko
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# 492
Name: Jackson, Jan J
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent
Native tule elk were reintroduced to Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County, Calif., in 1978. Since then their recovery has been an exciting success story. Point Reyes is the only national park with tule elk. Now we need your help.,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Jan Jackson
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# 493
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
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# 494
Name: Fues, Lisa J
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Lisa Fues
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# 495
Name: Poulos, Peter S
Correspondence: I was greatly disappointed to learn that the Park Service let half the park's original Point Reyes Tule Elk herd die during the state's 2012-2014 drought by keeping them fenced in without adequate water and forage; then the Service shot 26 elk during 2015 and 2016. I don't understand how the Park Service can justify such cruelty.
In addition, commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Peter S. Poulos, PhD.
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# 496
Name: Vaught, Kevin
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Kevin Vaught
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# 497
Name: Horton, Deanna l
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Deanna Horton
Tucson, AZ
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# 498
Name: Taudvin, Diane
Allow native elk free range in their habitat. Running cattle on public lands destroys the lands natural ecology and polluted the groundwater's. If ranchers wish to raise animals they should do it on private land only.
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# 499
Name: Martenson, Julie
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
I am having a hard time understanding how this has ever become an option for consideration. It seems reckless, irresponsible and short-sighted.
Sincerely,
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# 500
Name: Wendel, Tom D
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,

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