General Management Plan Amendment Initial Public Comments: Correspondence ID #s 1501–2000


# 1501
Name: Cohen, Judy 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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# 1502
Name: Spink, Barbara 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, Barbara Spink
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# 1503
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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# 1504
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,
Melissa McDonald
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# 1505
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.
Sincerely,
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# 1506
Name: Cherry, Allison B
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent:
I oppose any fencing, removal, sterilization and killing of the tule elk herds of the Point Reyes National Seashore. The mission of the National Park Service is to preserve and protect the ecosystems and native species of designated American parks. That the federal government allows any commercial leasing in the parks is an outrage; it's a stupid folly that only destroys the nation's environment. Obese Americans don't need any more cholesterol-clogging beef ranches. Any other livestock farming in Point Reyes or any other national park would be horrific.
If the National Park Service were to fail in its environmental mission, America would be put on the fast track to America the Ugly and Unhealthy.
Please protect our lands and our wildlife in the OUR national parks.
Preserve and support the tule elk herds st Point Reyes Nstional Seashore.
Regards,
Allison Cherry
Dallas, GA
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# 1507
Name: Tyner, Robin D
Correspondence: Please support the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore. I adamantly object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are NATIVE to the park, and are NOT over-populated. There is no justifiable reason to remove or exterminate any of them, and doing so would be counter to the mission, regulations and intent of the National Park Service! They are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting 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! These are public lands, preserved for their beauty and wildlife and inherent value as in-tact ecosystems. As most cattle-ranching operations are detrimental to natural wild ecosystems, any cattle-ranching operations tbat are permitted MUST be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and should NOT harm habitat for endangered species! Allowing unnatural activities tbat benefit a single stakeholder to damage/harm ecosystems/wildlife on public lands (to the detriment of the broader public who owns these lands) is unconscionable, and at least out of step with federal guidelines - if even legal.
As a public "owner" of these lands, I call on you to REJECT any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and seriously degrade wildlife habitat 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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# 1508
Name: Loftin, Nancy
Correspondence: The slaughter of innocent animals is NEVER acceptable ....IF ALL OF THE ANIMALS WERE ALLOWED TO LIVE WITHOUT HUMAN INTERFERENCE THERE WOULD NEVER BE A NEED FOR THE KILLING OF WILDLIFE FOR THE GREED OF RANCHERS OR ANY ONE ELSE!
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# 1509
Name: Tyner, Jasper
Correspondence: I adamantly object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of free-roaming tule elk at Pt Reyes National Seashore! Tule elk are NATIVE to the park, and an important part of the natural ecosystem. In fact, their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems - consistent with the mission of the National Park Service. Removing them, or restraining their movements, would be entirely inconsistent with the mission of the NPS as stewards of my public lands!
Commercial lease holders on our public lands have NO right to dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies! These are public lands, preserved for their beauty and wildlife and inherent value as in-tact ecosystems. Any cattle-ranching operations tbat are permitted MUST be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and should NOT harm habitat for endangered species! Allowing unnatural activities tbat benefit a single stakeholder to damage/harm ecosystems/wildlife on public lands is unconscionable, and counter to the preservation of this special place - if even legal.
As a public "owner" of these lands, I call on you to REJECT any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and seriously degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan must prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Comment ID: 1284615-83408/1507
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# 1510
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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# 1511
Name: O'Sullivan, Kathleen 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,
Kathleen A. O'Sullivan
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# 1512
Name: Tumolo, 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. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, 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,
Christopher Tumolo
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# 1513
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,
Laura Farrell, PhD
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# 1514
Name: Jasper, Alan
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,
Alan Jasper
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# 1515
Name: Rodefer, Terrell 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, Terrell Rodefer
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# 1516
Name: Jones, Peter T
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I support of free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore. I object to 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 success story for restoring native species.
Commercial lease holders on public lands cannot dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Ranching must be managed to accommodate native wildlife and shouldn't harm habitat. Wildlife habitat takes precedence.
Please reject conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming. Commercialization creates conflicts with predators and degrades wildlife habitat 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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# 1517
Name: Lowry, Kristen
Correspondence: We have to protect the special places
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# 1518
Name: CERVERA, ISABEL
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,
Isabel
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# 1519
Name: Leone, Jo-Ann
Correspondence: Please stop the eradication of the tule elk from Point Reyes. Park Service is for protection of our natural resources and maintaining ecological balance in our national parks, not for cattle maintenance.
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# 1520
Name: Hanson, Mary
Correspondence: The chance of viewing of the majestic tule Elk is one of the main reasons why I visit Point Reyes. I swear, if you start killing these magnificent - - and historically and ecologically important - - animals, I will NOT be visiting Point Reyes again... and all of my ecotourism dollars will go to a place that takes conservation seriously.
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# 1521
Name: H, Rick
Correspondence: There should be no tule elk killing at Point Reyes National Seashore or elsewhere. They are a native species whose presence benefits the land and ecology. Their herds should be allowed to roam freely, live and multiply. If they exceed the land's carrying capacity the surplus should be taken to other natural areas to be reintroduced.
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# 1522
Name: Neill, Theresa
Correspondence: Point Reyes is beautiful, and it is not meant to be a feedlot. Leave it for the Tule elk; California has plenty of cows.
Sincerely,
T Neill
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# 1523
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,
scott jung
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# 1524
Name: Lowry, Kristen
Correspondence: If we don't give wildlife the wild places to grow & breed,soon there won't be any wildlife left on this planet
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# 1525
Name: broll, 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,
Carol Broll
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# 1526
Name: N/A, Natali
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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# 1527
Name: Schneider , Gregory 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,
Greg Schneider
Antioch, CA
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# 1528
Name: Baudouin, Jacqueline
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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# 1529
Name: West, Paul 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,
Paul West
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# 1530
Name: MARTENS, CHRYS
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, Chrys Martens.
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# 1531
Name: Odonnell, Dawn
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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# 1532
Name: Hayes-Tripp, Suzy & W
Correspondence: California's Point Reyes Tule Elk need to remain free-ranging. As a native Californian, I travel Hwy 1(& that particular area) frequently. Domestic cattle free range all along Hwy 1 & they are NOT an indigenous species!
The ONLY species which population numbers have become unmanageable is our own. Will we make ALL OTHER endemic/indigenous species of "America the Beautiful" as extinct as the CALIFORNIA GRIZZLY BEAR which so proudly flies on my/our State flag? "We" can not grow on like this!
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# 1533
Name: lewis, cynthia l
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 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 shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species. Native species come first.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat 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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# 1534
Name: Levin, Adam
Correspondence: The natural heritage and beauty of the Californian landscape should not be stripped of it's native fauna or see said fauna and flora mitigated for industry's sake. As a native Californian seeing tule elks inhabiting the state's grasslands and forests was an amazing site, unfortunately the older I got the fewer I saw. Now I live out of state but still hold out hope that the Park Service will not cave to industry pressure and look to cull species in order to appease the few while denying the many.
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# 1535
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Destroying public lands for short term private gains enriches the few while impoverishing the many. Once destroyed, habitats cannot be rebuilt. The species we destroy in our greed might have held the key to our own survival. Assaulting nature is assaulting the future of mankind.
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# 1536
Name: Fukuman, Audrey
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am a monthly supporter to the National Parks. The parks were a big part of my childhood and I still try to visit destinations every year. This year my husband took me to Point Reyes where we saw the free roaming elk. It's a highlight of a trip to see wild animals thriving on these protected lands.
I recently received a newsletter that the NP has slaughtered some elk in 2015-2016, and even fenced off the elk to let some die without adequate water during our droughts.
Now I hear you are decreasing their habitat so that commercial cattle can graze.
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, 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,
Audrey Fukuman
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# 1537
Name: Thompson-Deahl, Claudia
Correspondence: I have visited Point Reyes National Seashore and recognize that it is the only national park with tule elk. I am writing you to voice my objection to fencing this park and strongly oppose the removal, sterilizing, or killing of any elk in this park. Elk should not be removed from their native land. In addition, I oppose any row crows or additional animal farming. Any cattle ranching must be managed to accommodate the tule elk.
Conversions of our national parks to agriculture destroys wildlife habitat and negatively affects water quality. I visit our national parks to view wildlife, not cattle.
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# 1538
Name: Warhol, 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 of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Tom Warhol
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# 1539
Name: Berman, Mark 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,
Mark Berman
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# 1540
Name: mastri, francis
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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# 1541
Name: Smith, Eric
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I have kayaked across Tomales Bay and arrived on the penisula to encounter tule elk first hand. I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, 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 Smith
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# 1542
Name: Wood, Peter
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,
Peter Wood
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# 1543
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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# 1544
Name: Johnston, Ana
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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# 1545
Name: Clark, Ken
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,
Ken Clark
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# 1546
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,
Linda Nicoletto
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# 1547
Name: Parker, Shirley 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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# 1548
Name: McHenry, Sue
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 understand that the dairy herds at Point Reyes are also a part of Northern California culture, but they should not cause the exclusion or especially demise of these magnificent elk. If the land is being overgrazed, then the carrying capacity should be re-evaluated for the cattle. Water, forage and cover areas must be made available to the Tule Elk.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat 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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# 1549
Name: Olenjack, Michael
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 Olenjack
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# 1550
Name: Sloan, Cheryl
Correspondence: Keep crops and livestock out of Point Reyes National Seashore. Humans don't have to make a profit and a mess out of every inch of the planet . Given the chance that is just what they will do. Protect wildlife first.
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# 1551
Name: Kinsel, Linda 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 to clear the way for commercial livestock. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
In my opinion, part of the purpose of the National Seashore is to preserve the habitat for native species. If there is a problem between introduced native species and introduced ones (like cattle), it should be the interlopers who go.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species. And, if they can't coexist, then no further leases should be issued.
In a similar vein, I urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. I currently live near Rocky Mountain National Park, and although I myself am a farmer, it sets my teeth on edge when I consider the possibility of converting a beautiful meadow in the park into a farm. And the same should be said for other public lands. Farming in a national park would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore. Ditto for our other wildlands.
Sincerely,
Linda Kinsel
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# 1552
Name: Bohn, Lauren
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
Please reject the removal and killing of any tule elk from their native land and instead support their free-roam at Point Reyes National Seashore. I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. The recovery of tule elk at Point Keyes has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
The Park Service must not allow commercial leaseholders 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 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.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Thank you,
Lauren Bohn
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# 1553
Name: Choi, Sandra
Correspondence: In my opinion, lands set aside as National Parks, Monuments, or other descriptions should be protected and preserved and managed for the indefinite long term benefit of preserving those lands, flora, fauna, minerals, etc from exploitation. That is, these natural national assets should be protected and preserved. If it should be shown that these lands would benefit from private commercial uses for a limited time, those usees' Rights should not by any means offer any diminution of the protected land, flora, fauna, or mineral assets. The commercial users should have whatever benefit they can gain without diminishing our National protected resources. This is my thinking on the subject.
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# 1554
Name: Brunick, Cathy A
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, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Commercial operations should not be the priority on public lands. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat 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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# 1555
Name: Newman, 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 and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, 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 wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats,turkeys,chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Services amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore
Sincerely,
Sally Newman
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# 1556
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,
Catherine Whiteside
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# 1557
Name: Thomson, Cynthia
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,
Cynthia Thomson
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# 1558
Name: Petrick, 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, C Petrick
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# 1559
Name: gilleberg, karen 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,
Karen
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# 1560
Name: Prust, 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 their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, 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,
Lauren Prust
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# 1561
Name: Infante, Linda A
Correspondence: Public lands should be for our wildlife. I oppose the removel or killing of these elk. I also oppose having cattle men use public lands for their livestock. If a cattleman does not have his own land to graze his cattle he should not be in business.No wildlife should be killed for human needs.Time to stop this unecessary slaughter of our wildlife. I do not want my taxes being used for this.
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# 1562
Name: S, Sumera
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,
Sumera
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# 1563
Name: Fier, Debbie
Correspondence: I am an avid hiker and nature lover and spend half of my time in and around Pt Reyes.
I LOVE seeing the tule elk, and feel they are an important part of the habitat there.
PLease please please, do not take them off of their native land. There are huge open spaces, and I believe that the cows there have more than enough grazing land. They do NOT need to remove elk and take their land.
Please keep Pt Reyes wild and not domesticated.
thank you!
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# 1564
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,
Joanne Beeman
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# 1565
Name: Jackman, Jean L
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I totally support the free-roaming eld hers at Point Reyes. I've been thrilled to see them numerous times. Please do not kill them off. I consider them a success story. I thought that we were going to phase out running cattle. I object to commercial interests dictating wildlife removal.
I'm shocked to hear of ideas to put in row crops, livestock farming. I have seen bobcats. I love it as a wild place. Please keep it wild and protect the naturalness. That is what I value most.
I have hiked, backpacked in the area. I have taken grandchildren there. I consider it to be of great value as a natural place, so close and accessible to a large population. Protect it please.
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# 1566
Name: Dunn, Dr Kristi
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
Wildlife belongs to the public, not just the select few who want use of public lands for their own benefit. Sacrifice of wildlife continues to occur over and over at the behest of both ranchers and hunters. They are not the only stakeholder groups whose opinions should matter as the two groups do not even make up 1/3 of the US population. It is time public lands are managed for the benefit of all, not just a select few.
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, 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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# 1567
Name: Turner, Kathleen 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,
Kathy Turner
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# 1568
Name: shulman, robert 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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# 1569
Name: Materi, 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 Materi
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# 1570
Name: Frisella, Michele
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
As a former NPS seasonal Ranger, I AM WRITING IN SUPPORT OF THE FREE-ROAMING TULE ELK HEARDS 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, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, 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,
Michele Frisella
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# 1571
Name: Nagarajan, Sugandhakumar
Correspondence: Please keep the Tule Elk at Point Reyes "free range."
I am objecting to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs.
All animals should be "free range."
Thank you.
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# 1572
Name: storer, tim
Correspondence: I am writing to ask you not to remove or fence in the tule Elk herd at Point Reyes National Park. As a rancher, we do not need to remove iconic wildlife from any of their established land in favor of running more cows. Cattle do overgraze and are a major factor in climate change, and we have so little land left for wild animals. Please leave the elk as they are.
Sincerely, Tim Storer
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# 1573
Name: Wadsworth, 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,
Andrew Wadsworth
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# 1574
Name: Gorsetman, Mark 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.
Thank you for your consideration.
Sincerely,
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# 1575
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 for your time and consideration
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# 1576
Name: Economos, Eugenia
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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# 1577
Name: COOK, CHARLOTTE
Correspondence: These animals were here long before humans, cows, and sheep.
This is THEIR LAND. Why do you think it is OK to come in and make these animals beneath you, where you have the say weather they live or die? GOD created animals before he created humans. Think about that.
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# 1578
Name: Masover, Steve
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am a frequent visitor to the Point Reyes National Seashore, and support the free-roaming tule elk herds there.
I wish to register my objection to fencing, removal, sterilization, or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are a signature part of the ecosystem and landscape of Point Reyes. It has been inspiring to witness their restoration as a native species and an integral part of the Point Reyes ecosystem. This kind of protection and restoration is wholly aligned to the mission of the National Park Service.
It is wrong for commercial entities that lease hold our public lands to disproportionately influence - - let alone dictate - - wildlife policies, including removal and exclusion policies. Cattle-ranching operations at Point Reyes National Seashore must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and to rigorously avoid harm to habitat for endangered species.
I also urge that you reject conversion of any national park lands to row crops, and that you reject expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens, or pigs. Any of these conversions would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural qualities of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Steve Masover
Berkeley, California
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# 1579
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. A far better plan would be to remove the dairy cattle and expand territory for the Tule Elk.
Sincerely,
Jo Ann Comstock
P.S. Your State/Territory dropdown box does not provide a complete list of states. Oregon? Pennsylvania? Washington? Surely your web designer is not THAT incompetent!
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# 1580
Name: Goldstein, Chip 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,
Dr. Chip B. Goldstein
Half Moon Bay, CA
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# 1581
Name: Harrell, Andrea
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,
Andrea Harrell
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# 1582
Name: Schwarz, Robin J
Correspondence: This world has become trigger happy. Anything that moves, anything that's wild, anything you can hang on your wall has become fair game. But it is far from fair. It's brutal and inhumane and deadly. How are we to fix the mindset of those who's minds are set on killing animals? Wordsworth said it best...
"Getting and spending we lay waste our powers,
little do we see in nature what is ours,
we have given our hearts away a sordid boon."
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# 1583
Name: Anderlik, Bob
Correspondence: Let the Tule elk herds run free at Point Reyes National Seashore.
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# 1584
Name: Ashton, Dana
Correspondence: Please do not resort to killing or antagonizing wildlife. Plants, animals and entire ecosystems around the planet are facing grave dangers and it is up to us to act with our highest levels of compassion. Our fellow creatures are honorable and merit our reverence. Please support the free-ranging elk at Point Reyes.
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# 1585
Name: casey, lynn
Correspondence: Every living thing is here for a reason. Nature takes care of nature. The Elk belong to be seen and admired. Killing is senseless when for stupid reasons.
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# 1586
Name: Gunter, Karlene
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. Karlene Gunter
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# 1587
Name: Chase Jr, Theodore
Correspondence: I am informed that the Park Service is considering 1) decreasing the population of Tule Elk in Point Reyes National Seashore, 2) converting park land to row crops and/or expansion of farming to include sheep, goats, pigs, chickens or turkeys. I write to oppose any and all of these actions. The elk should not be killed, sterilized or removed. They are compatible with cattle ranching, and are a unique feature of the park.
It is remarkable that, more than fifty years after the establishment of Point Reyes National Seashore, there is still commercial cattle ranching there, but at least it is the least intrusive non-recreational use of park lands, and historic use of the land by non-Native Americans. But it must be managed to accommodate use of the land by elk and other wildlife, such as Burrowing Owls if they are still there.
As for introduction of row crops, what is a park for if it can be converted to cropland? A major beauty of Point Reyes National Seashore is the great expanses of pasture growing native grasses and forbs; land use should not be changed.
You may wonder why someone writes from New Jersey about Point Reyes National Seashore. I have spent many happy hours there, primarily during my doctoral study in 1960-66, but also every time I have returned to California since then. I participated in the Point Reyes Christmas Count 1960-65 and 1985, and was its compiler in 1964 and 1965. I hiked from the McClures Beach parking lot to Tomales Point to count the Brandt's Cormorants flying around the point at dawn, and count Black Oystercatchers along the ocean front. Most recently, in 2014, I was pleased to find the cypress grove at the Mendoza Ranch still attracting vagrant birds such as a Black-throated Blue Warbler.
For me, Point Reyes is the most beautiful national park. Don't mess it up.
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# 1588
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 can't imagine anyone going to a national park to see cattle.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat 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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# 1589
Name: Rosa-Re, Samantha
Correspondence: Do not shoot elk nor any other animals and leave the lands alone.
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# 1590
Name: Wallace, Norma J
Correspondence: I am a 4th generation Californian. I remember when there were no elk. I remember when they were brought back. I saw them last year and was thrilled. So our tax dollars were spent to accomplish all this.
Now you want to erase those gains and remove, kill more? How inane. Who is deciding this????? Leave them alone!!!!!!
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# 1591
Name: McLaughlin, Julia
Correspondence: So, it seems to me the Republicans want to get rid of all the animals, wild and domestic, in the country because they don't produce money for the greedy bastards.
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# 1592
Name: Ciucci, C
Correspondence: Allow free-ranging tule elk in Pt Reyes National Park. Dairy and meat herds are not the proper priority there.
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# 1593
Name: M., Ann
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.
It makes no difference that I live in another state. All Americans still have a say as it pertains to all public lands. 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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# 1594
Name: Duran, 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 Duran
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# 1595
Name: remien, suzanne
Correspondence: NPS:
I support the Tule Elk at the Point Reyes seashore as one of the most vital biodiversity species in the Bay Area. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
When I have family and friends visit the Bay Area, this is one of the first places I take them. Why build up such a beautiful herd over many years only to fence them in and sterilize them? If populations are too large consider transferring the larger males to Pacheco reservoir or up to the Smith River corridor.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
Than you for your consideration.
Suzanne Remien
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# 1596
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,
Ken Lesem
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# 1597
Name: Stober, Paula 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.
I support the National Park Service and belong to two organizations that advocate for you.
Sincerely,
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# 1598
Name: llug, 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.
I am very concerned about this plan. It is deplorable that the people who are in charge of the future of our children do not care at all. You can maybe say that this plan is a little drop but if you are adding them soon we won't have anymore preserved wildlife which means the destruction of own species. I urge you to wake up and protect our elk.
Sincerely,
Marie brooks
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# 1599
Name: Klaasen, Pat H
Correspondence: I heartily object to your management plans for tule elk in Point Reyes National Seashore. You let half of them die during the drought by fencing them in, you killed another couple dozen by shooting, and now you're planning on more killing and/or removal so cattle can graze on elk lands. NO, NO, NO!! This area is under National Park "protection". Protect our wildlife, don't pander to the cattle industry! Please! Has this era of Trumpism addled your brains so that you think commercialism and public lands exploitation trumps our need for wildlands and wildlife on them?
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# 1600
Name: Petro, Mike
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,
Mike Petro
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# 1601
Name: Hein, Claudia
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,
Claudia Hein
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# 1602
Name: Fox, Charles
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I strongly object to the proposed action to kill native Tule elk to provide space for private cattle on public land. Native wildlife belong in this habitat, cows do not. It is inappropriate to expect taxpayers to subsidize the destruction of their own 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,
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# 1603
Name: Zapata, Natasha
Correspondence: The elk belong to this earth. They have a right to be there. Leave them in peace. Too many cows end up in the garbage from our grocery stores anyway. The ranchers should use their own land, not ours and the elks. They don't need to more land, they need to raise less cows.
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# 1604
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,
Rachel
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# 1605
Name: Coughlin, Patrick
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,
Patrick Coughlin
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# 1606
Name: Hansen, Julie E
Correspondence: Pls reverse you're decision to remove the Tule elk from their home range to allow only cattle to graze there. This is a short sighted and cruel plan... With climate change and wildfires already pushing local wildlife to the brink; we should be doing things to support and help wildlife to survive and persist..... not hurrying them over the brink of extinction. I ask you to PLEASE reverse your decision and allow the Tule elk to cont, to inhabit their ancestral home. Thank you.
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# 1607
Name: Avery, Judy
Correspondence: I have been to Point Reyes to observe the sea lions. It is a beautiful wild area and a treasure in the very populated state of California. The elk heard needs to be preserved. Wild places are important.
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# 1608
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,
Emily van Alyne
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# 1609
Name: Chambers , Mary 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,
Mary Chambers
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# 1610
Name: Reynolds-Davis-D'Spain, Rebecca S
Correspondence: Biological diversity is paramount in the health of an ecosystem. Converting natural grazing and browsing habitat to pasture is insane. Don't do it.
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# 1611
Name: Nicho, Lisah
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,
L. Nicholson
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# 1612
Name: Pappano, Rachael
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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# 1613
Name: Barron, Anthony
Correspondence: Save the damn Tule elk already and protect out public lands!
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# 1614
Name: Haskell, Elisabeth J
Correspondence: As a patriotic American citizen and hunter, I strongly believe that OUR public lands should give precedence to habitat for native wildlife over privately-owned livestock and other commercially-motivated uses. PERIOD!
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# 1615
Name: Puca, Robert
Correspondence: 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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# 1616
Name: Massett, 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 Massett
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# 1617
Name: Morgan, Nancy
Correspondence: Save the elk! Point Reyes is made more beautiful by them. They are the natural occupants there.
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# 1618
Name: Manel, Joanne
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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# 1619
Name: Schneeberger, Susan F
Correspondence: Please save these beautiful elk. Thank you.
Dr. Susan Schneeberger
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# 1620
Name: Corio , Kathryn S
Correspondence: Objectons to removal of elk and grazing of cattle in Pt.Reyes:
Grazing of cattle will lead to irreparable damage to sensitive ecosystems.
Removal of elk will also disrupt plant animal relationships leading to possible cascade effects that may cause loss of other species.
National parks were established for the enjoyment of all Americans through the generations and this disruption of the biotic relationships will degrade the beauty of the park for future generations.
Removal of elk and introduction of cattle is bad for the park and bad for the country.
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# 1621
Name: Evans, Kyle
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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# 1621
Name: Jackman, Alan
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I understand that there is a plan to contain or even kill the PRNS tule elk herd. Further I understand that there are plans to introduce other forms of agriculture including row crops and domesticated animals other than cattle. This is antithetical to the nature of a national park and will likely lead to the removal of native predatory species that belong in our parks. Please reject all plans that will degrade the natural qualities of PRNS.
Sincerely
Alan Jackman
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# 1622
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Support free-ranging tulle elk in Point Reyes! Thank you for your time and service!
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# 1623
Name: Rooney, Peg
Correspondence: Keep tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore free-roaming. No fences, removal, or killing; no to putting ranchers, farmers, and cattle first.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed 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.
Protect the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore for ALL, not just select groups.
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# 1624
Name: Mayer, David
Correspondence: I want our public lands to be for the wildlife that live there, not for yet more cattle. I expect that the Park Service will protect the environments that you oversee, not allow them to be raped and pillaged by corporate or agricultural interests. That they remain as pristine as possible is in the best interests of future generations.
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# 1625
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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# 1626
Name: Blaylock, Lynn
Correspondence: Please let the elk population at Point Reyes National Seashore continue to live as they are, free-roaming. They are wonderful to see and I love seeing them there, free and roaming where they will. Please don't change this in any way.
Thank you for listening,
Lynn Blaylock
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# 1627
Name: Rhea, Preston
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,
Preston
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# 1628
Name: Claggett, Bonnie D
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I hope to visit Point Reyes National Seashore at some future date and want to be able to see free-roaming tule elk herds; therefore, I am writing to state that I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park.
Any cattle-ranching operations should be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
Conversion of national park lands to grow crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs shouldn't be allowed to happen as it would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat 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 Claggett
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# 1629
Name: HARDIES, 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,
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# 1630
Name: Breidenbach, Rebecca
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,
Rebecca Breidenbach
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# 1631
Name: Sample, Stephen
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 kept off of government lands everywhere and here especially in order to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat 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,
Stephen Sample
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# 1632
Name: Carson, 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.
Carol Carson, CA State Certified Naturalist
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# 1633
Name: Kane, Kat
Correspondence: Deear 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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# 1634
Name: Stavis, Alex M
Correspondence: 11-3-17
Dear Good People:
I implore you to support Free-ranging Tule Elk at Point Reyes.
Thank you for supporting Free-ranging Tule Elk at Point Reyes.
Respectfully yours,
Alex Stavis
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# 1635
Name: Cannes, Seychelle
Correspondence: 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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# 1636
Name: Coelho, Shirley 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,
___________________________
# 1637
Name: Walters, Jan
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,
Jan Walters
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# 1638
Name: Loe, Steve
Correspondence: My wife and I visited last year for the first time. It was wonderful to see elk.as a biologist with the US Forest Service I have worked many years to manage wildlife in conjunction with grazing.
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any elk proof fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park to benefit domestic animal grazing. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, 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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# 1639
Name: Young, Cynthia L
Correspondence: I object to the killing of tule elk in the Point Reyes park! They have more right to be there than cows!
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# 1640
Name: Cunningham, 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.
Thank you for your consideration of my comments.
Sincerely,
Debra Cunningham
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# 1641
Name: Duffy, Sharon A
Correspondence: These are our public lands, the American peoples. We do not choose to have our public lands handed over to private interests.
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# 1642
Name: Armistead, M.D., Susan 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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# 1643
Name: N/A, Lisa
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
Do not take away the only habitat Tule Elk have left. Americans are eating less meat so we certainly don't need to drive a species to extinction for the sake of a few steaks & hamburgers!
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native 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.
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# 1644
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Please, Do Your Jobs and protect Our wildlife! The indigenous things living on Our Public lands MUST be protected! The Tule elk were already brought to the brink of extinction. We as a Nation were fortunate, enough, that the species survived. Now the money grubbers are again trying to take over their and our rights. LEAVE OUR WILDLIFE ALONE! STOP ENDANGERING INDIGENOUS WILDLIFE for PERSONAL PROFIT! Leases to private parties must provide first and foremost for the INDIGENOUS population; then and only then, "excess" grazing may be leased! PUBLIC before PRIVATE on PUBLIC LANDS!!!
Sincerely,
Sarah-jean Jacobs
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# 1645
Name: Grace, George
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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# 1646
Name: Heathcoat, Elaine
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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# 1647
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: 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,
Michelle Skinner
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# 1648
Name: Farmer, Betsy
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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# 1649
Name: Jackson, Dewey
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,
___________________________
# 1650
Name: Jackson, Russell
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,
___________________________
# 1651
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,
Julene Freitas
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# 1652
Name: Rennacker, Ann
Correspondence: It is unacceptable to kill the native rule elk and allow cattle to graze on their habitat. I strongly object to this proposal, and urge the protection of native species on their historic land. We formed a park bureau to protect native species, not to kill them.
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# 1653
Name: DURBIN, KIRA
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, Kira
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# 1654
Name: Burgess, Kathryn H
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I object to the removal of any tule elk from their native land, the iconic Point Reyes National Seashore. I am a Ph.D. biologist and am appalled to learn that you are thinking of further degrading this unique and finite habitat.
You should not allow row crops or new commercial animal farming. I saw elk and other large mammal species during my visit and was thrilled, but this can only be possible with no further degradation of this small area.
Any cattle ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife. The accommodations made for the cattle seemed very unusual to me, but I believe could be possible with care for fencing and renewal of native vegetation.
I came to California four years ago to visit the Point Reyes National Seashore. I brought my family and we stayed in the area. With four children, it was an expensive but thrilling trip. Very bluntly, without the elk, there would be no visit from most Americans. The opportunity for people to see such beautiful creatures so regularly, easily and safely makes the elk herd extremely special. What you suggest is a give-away to the few. What you suggest is a permanent loss of habitat and diversity- - and awe for many visitors.
Sincerely,
Kathryn H. Burgess, Ph.D.
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# 1655
Name: Hart, Catherine
Correspondence: I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization, or killing of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore. The recovery of the tule elk has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders most definitely should NOT be dictating wildlife removal policies. Their cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other wildlife, not the other way around. They should NOT be allowed to harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat 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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# 1656
Name: K., Miriam
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, 'Stop' the holocaust of wildlife and Tule elk of Point Reyes National Seashore!
Sincerely,
Miriam K.
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# 1657
Name: Mangus, Tracey
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,
Tracey Mangus
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# 1658
Name: Dodge, Joshua
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I strongly object to any amendment to the general management plan at Point Reyes National Park that places commercial grazing above protecting tule elk and other native species at Point Reyes National Seashore. Lease holders on public lands are well aware of existing wildlife when they enter into contract - if they are at odds with the National Park Services' obligation to conserve habitat and wildlife, then they should lease or purchase private lands rather than abusing public assets. Elk and other wild animals should not be sterilized, culled, or fenced off from water and forage on public lands to make room for cattle. Enough of the park has already been handed over to cattle ranchers, and enough public money has been spent killing elk and other animals so that they can personally profit.
For similar reasons I am also against further expansion of livestock operations and the introductions of crops at Point Reyes or other NPS lands. These operations will only further tax California's dwindling water resources, and likewise create conflict between domestic and wild animals, including the inevitable death of cougars, bobcats, and coyotes that will be drawn to prey on livestock.
Thank You,
Joshua M. Dodge
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# 1659
Name: Lawrence, Amanda
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,
Amanda Lawrence
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# 1660
Name: Correa, Manuel
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,
Manuel Correa
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# 1661
Name: Murphy, Dacia
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,
Dacia Murphy
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# 1662
Name: Kerrigan , Erin
Correspondence: I am writing in support of the Point Reyes Tule Elk herd. Private cattle should never take precedence over wildlife on public land. The elk are a tourist draw along with being a necessary part of the ecosystem. Their presence benefits us all.
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# 1663
Name: Schultz, William
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.
best regards, Wm Schultz
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# 1664
Name: Salazar, 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,
Alicia Salazar
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# 1665
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. This Seashore has given me and hundreds of thousands of others, many hours and years of great pleasure and joy. There is little enuf of both left on this quickly eroding planet thanx to human actions.
Sincerely,
S. Goldmacher
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# 1666
Name: Lopes, Paul
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,
Paul Lopes
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# 1667
Name: MATHIS, REBECCA A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
Stop catering to farmers and their cattle. If you can't be good caretakers of our public lands then leave. Leave this elk alone and let the park remain what it was meant to be.
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, 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,
Rebecca Mathis (CA native)
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# 1668
Name: Uhlir, C J
Correspondence: Please support Free-ranging Tule Elk at Point Reyes.
The protection of wild places is needed, for this planet won't be able to filter the human waste any longer.
"Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and slaughters a visible nature without realizing that this Nature he slaughters is the invisible God he worships." Hurbert Raeves
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# 1669
Name: Hirschman, Judith
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, Judith Hirschman
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# 1670
Name: Dennison, Joni K
Correspondence: Please leave the elk alone at Pt. Reyes. They are a success story, and should remain an iconic element in this National Park that has struggled to rebuild it's native populations since the '70's. Our National Park resources should not be up for manipulation by private/commercial interests. Our country's treasures are not for sale. They were bought and paid for by the our citizens and need to always remain available for all of us to enjoy as they were intended.
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# 1671
Name: McNeill, Willis E
Correspondence: Please leave the Tule Elk in Point Reyes. There is sufficient other land for raising cattle.
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# 1672
Name: Wood, Hailey
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,
Hailey Wood
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# 1673
Name: Grachek, Catherine
Correspondence: The tule elk are an important part of the California landscape and this country. Point Reyes is the only place they can call home, and half of them were already killed off after being fenced in during the droughts a few years ago. It is up to us to protect the elk that remain.
Privatizing these lands is un-American. The people of the country want to see these animals grazing, and they deserve to see them for years to come. Any plans to give the land to ranchers or farmers goes against what the national parks stand for. DO NOT PRIVATIZE WHAT IS RIGHTFULLY OURS! These 18,000 acres belong to the elk and the American people - not greedy landowners looking to capitalize off this beautiful shoreline.
The elk should not be removed from Point Reyes, these lands should not be converted into croplands, and ranchers should not be able to move in. It is so sad to see how the government is slowly taking over all of our beautiful lands and we cannot let this continue with Point Reyes.
The agency must consider management alternatives that do not include removal, relocation, or death to the tule elk. The Park Service is here to protect the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore, don't forget this! Please save and protect the elk!
Sincerely,
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# 1674
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I have witnessed first hand the beauty of these elk in their native habitat along the shore. I see plenty of dairy farms here in Wisconsin. This is a national seashore not a farm.
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, 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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# 1675
Name: Towers, Rochelle
Correspondence: These deer bring me and my family great joy and we hike to see them all through the year. Leave them on this land where they have made a great comeback and bring joy to thousands of people a year. The elk stay!
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# 1676
Name: Sawtelle, 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 Sawtelle
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# 1677
Name: Dunn, John E
Correspondence: Our Park Service lands are not supposed to be a convenient feed lot for some cattle owner. To kill, diminish or remove the Tule Elk in favor of cattle grazing would be a travesty.
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# 1678
Name: Henley, Cheryl P
Correspondence: Tule Elk must be protected at Pointe Reyes National Seashore.
No agriculture or animal raising should ever be allowed in a wild land!
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# 1679
Name: Edwards, Donna L
Correspondence: Leave the Elk alone!
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# 1680
Name: Scena, Marian R
Correspondence: It is important to preserve these special animals.
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# 1681
Name: Dugan, Meg
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,
Meg dugan
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# 1682
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, Karen Thomas
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# 1683
Name: Stoeckel, Michelle
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,
Michelle Stoeckel
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# 1684
Name: Van Damme, Deborah
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,
Deborah Van Damme
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# 1685
Name: Goetz, 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,
Lisa Goetz
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# 1686
Name: Wittern, Dennis
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 Wittern
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# 1687
Name: Miller, Arthur D
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I have visited Point Reyes National Seashore many times in my lifetime, often while I was a resident of California. I love the beauty, plants and animals, and wild feel of the place.
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, 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,
Arthur D. Miller, PhD
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# 1688
Name: Doane, Anne
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,
Anne Doane
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# 1689
Name: West, April 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.
GET RID OF THE CATTLE NOT THE ELK.
Sincerely,
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# 1690
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: I am writing to you about the free roaming rule elk at Pint Reyes National Seashore. Please do not remove Tule elk from the park lands. The whole purpose of the Parks are for preservation for the sake of the wildlife and for the preservation for future generations. The parks are NOT for the sole use of private interests.
Never should the welfare of the natural land and the wildlife on it be sacrificed for private interests and gain. These are public lands for the sole purpose of preserving what is left of America's wild lands.
Save and protect these tule elk on this park. It is their native land and one of the few places they have left to live.
Do not allow row crops or any new commercial farming.
The land and wildlife, like the elk, come first and foremost. Any cattle ranching operations, if any, come last.
Don't forget the purpose and job of the National Parks. it is to preserve and protect natural lands, NOT hand it over to private interests for their profit.
Sincerely,
Jill Peason
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# 1691
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,
Vanessa
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# 1692
Name: Meyerhoff, 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 Meyerhoff
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# 1693
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: I would love to have gorgeous views and beach access, but I cannot go out to Point Reyes and build a cabin to live in on park lands, nor can anyone else.
The cattle ranchers have tried before to expand grazing rights on TAXPAYER SUPPORTED park land. They must feel encouraged by the current federal administration to use public land to expand their herds, and ruin the land, as all large herds of cattle will. These cattle owners have private land and do not get to increase herds through grazing in parks, removing animals like elk (or in other areas, wild horses.).
Point Reyes of all parks, should not cave to influence or bribery.
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# 1694
Name: Diaz, Herman
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,
Herman Diaz
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# 1695
Name: Diaz, Jose
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,
Jose Diaz
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# 1696
Name: cobb, 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.
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# 1697
Name: woudstra, gerrit w
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,
gerrit woudstra
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# 1698
Name: Barton, Jennifer
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
As a former resident of California and frequent tourist there, 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, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, 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,
Jennifer Barton
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# 1699
Name: basye, mae
Correspondence: I am writing in support of the 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. Any cattle-ranching operations should be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or to include expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore, NOT the values of commercial agriculture.
Sincerely,
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# 1700
Name: mcvarish, caitlin
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,
Caitlin
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# 1701
Name: Child, Lora L
Correspondence: I don't approve of the killing of elk. It is unnecessary and counterproductive. Leave our wilderness areas and animals alone as much as possible.
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# 1702
Name: Bianco, Sally A
Correspondence: Keep the tule elk. I'm a botanist who has done rare plant studies near the lighthouse and other areas within PRNS and know that the elk are important to vegetation and ecosystem health. Commercial lease holders, cattle ranchers and others who profit from use of public lands should have no voice in policy decisions. They benefit from public lands yet they are not trained to evaluate the benefit to everyone else.
The park is for the natural inhabitants of the area and any other groups or individuals who prosper do so only if the park itself is unharmed. 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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# 1703
Name: Murray, Craig
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,
Craig Murray
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# 1704
Name: watters, whitney
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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# 1705
Name: Bailey, Shayna
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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# 1706
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,
Andrew
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# 1707
Name: Quick, Holly Floyd
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, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, 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.
Please 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. It's the right thing to do! Thank you.
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# 1708
Name: Holtzman, Jed
Correspondence: I understand the National Park Service is updating the General Management Plan for the park, and is considering killing and/or removing elk from Point Reyes National Seashore. As an American citizen and an eight-year wildlife monitoring volunteer in PRNS, I am strongly against this misguided action. I read at the time about half of the park's original elk herd dying during the 2012-2014 drought because of their very limited (fenced-in) habitat patch, and I recently learned NPS then shot 26 elk from 2015-2016. As a visitor of the park and the Tomales Point region who has marveled at the September rutting season displays as a true marvel and lifetime nature experience, this is already a tragedy.
Now I learn that NPS has plans to run the elk off 18,000 acres of PRNS to allow cattle sole access to these public lands, and that the management plan is also considering conversion of park grasslands and wildlife habitat in the park to artichoke farms and other row crops. I am firmly against both interventions. I understand PRNS is a mixed-use area, and it is a model for many visitors of how agricultural landscapes and natural landscapes can coexist. These interventions take PRNS from mixed-use parkland to some sort of deed-restricted development area. Not only would the public lose access to this land, it would destroy wildlife habitat, harm endangered species, and degrade water quality. This is not the mission of NPS. These lands belong to the public, not private interests looking to remove natural capital and convert it to private profit.
Also apparently on the table is expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, pigs, turkeys and chickens to the existing cattle herds. This would undoubtedly lead to conflicts with native predators and future killing of the park’s coyotes and bobcats. Are you trying to convert the peninsula into boutique farmland and divest yourselves of the parcel entirely? I must admit, I am mystified and flabbergasted to hear of these proposed changes to PRNS management. It sounds like you have developed about the same dedication to your agency's mission that the Environmental Protection Agency has recently acquired.
I hope very much that you will drop these inane and insane plans to further convert incredibly scarce and ecologically significant public lands into private business use.
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# 1709
Name: Provance, D
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
Please support 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, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, 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. Provance
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# 1710
Name: Stutzman , Cara
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
Please hear me out.... as an enthusiastic visitor of the Point Reyes NP, I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, 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,
H. Cara Stutzman
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# 1711
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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# 1712
Name: Richert , Barbara
Correspondence: How many different ways will we find to kill our wild creatures? When $ involved, they usually loose.
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# 1713
Name: Asher, John 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,
John Hart Asher
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# 1714
Name: Kanegawa, 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 Kanegawa
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# 1715
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: I STRONGLY feel that the National Park Service mission of protection of native wild species must remain the standard by which ALL management is directed.
National Park-managed lands are the last places where natural conditions can be restored.
The Tule Elk can be regarded as critically endangered for several reasons, and the extensive habitat loss remains the primary threat.
NPS cannot to my eyes legally continue to prioritize for-profit private livestock grazing to interfere with the habitat and survival of the Tule Elk.
All efforts must be made to increase the herd and increase genetic variability, and present grazing agreements reduced in every possible legal manner.
Leases must be retired, the land must be reabsorbed for recovery of natural ecosystems.
While NPS alone cannot assure the survival of the Tule Elk, this area is almost the only remaining public lands upon which to retain the species.
It must be reiterated that North America's native species evolved long, long before the first wave of humans appeared perhaps 13,000 years back. Their predators were the now regionally extinct brown bear (Ursus arctos), the mountain lion (Felis concolor), and the Grayt wolf (Canis lupus), with some additional predation by coyote (Canis latrans) and perhaps the Golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)on the very young. Such conditions amenable to natural management by coevolved native species should be the goal of NPS , and never the enabling of the now-ubiquitous private takeover of public lands for private profits.
Thank you for adhering more closely to NPS mandates, as well as for the dedication of your staff and rangers!
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# 1716
Name: Black, Jessica 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.Please save our wild areas and wildlife for future generations!
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Jessica Black
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# 1717
Name: Canright, Rebecca
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am a college student writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, 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,
Rebecca Canright
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# 1718
Name: Weiss, Lenore
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,
Lenore Weiss
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# 1719
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,
Kyle Locke
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# 1720
Name: Zwigard, Lynn
Correspondence: I support the free-roaming elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore and I strongly oppose any fencing, sterilization, removal or killing of the elk.
I am also extremely opposed to converting national parklands to row crops or any commercial livestock farming. Farming should exist solely on farms.
National parks should be for native wildlife only, which includes elk. Thank you.
Sincerely,
Mrs. Lynn Zwigard
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# 1721
Name: Hansen, Amy
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
Hello there! I am a mother who acres deeply about protecting wildlife, writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, 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,
Amy Hansen
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# 1722
Name: Proteau, Mary
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore. I strongly object to any fencing or the removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. During the 2012-2014 drought, the Park Service allowed half the park's original elk herd to die (a slow, painful death) by fencing them in, and it shot and killed 26 elk in 2015 and 2016. Tule elk are an iconic part of the Point Reyes -and indeed the larger, western landscape. Their recovery, despite recent slaughters, has been an exciting success in the continuing story of restoring native species and ecosystems that is consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on public lands should not dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and should not be permitted to encroach upon or harm habitat crucial to the survival of endangered species.
I also urge the Park Service to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops, or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This invasion of habitat vital to indigenous species would serve to create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
As stated on the National Park Service's web site: "Since 1916, the National Park Service has been entrusted with the care of our national parks. With the help of volunteers and partners, we safeguard these special places..." The agency's current plans to run the elk off 18,000 acres to allow cattle sole access to these public lands is in clear violation of its stated mission.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan can do no less than prioritize its mandate to preserve and protect the natural resources, species and values of Point Reyes National Seashore..
Sincerely,
Mary Proteau
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# 1723
Name: Barron, Tiobe 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,
Tiobe C. Barron
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# 1724
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,
Mark Dante
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# 1725
Name: porter, candace
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,
Candace Porter
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# 1726
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
Greetings. As a small farmer, I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, 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 time!
Sincerely,
Lois Wilder
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# 1727
Name: Aabye, Shari
Correspondence: I support free-roaming of tule elk herds at point reyes nat seashore I object to fencing, removal, sterlizing and killing in the park
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# 1728
Name: N/A, N.
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,
N.
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# 1729
Name: Te, Renee
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore.
Any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park is non acceptable. The landscape of Point Reyes would not be the same without the tule elk roaming on the lands.Since their reintroduction; their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service. Something to take pride in!
Therefore; it's rather odd and may I say disastrous to then allow
commercial lease holders on public lands 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.
We are living in a world where species and natural habitats are being destroyed for the economic/material gain of greedy homo sapiens. I therefor urge you to 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 in turn create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
- So protect the wild and the natural and don't give in to greed and commercial cattle holders and farming practices that pose a trait in exploiting and destroying the beauty of free roaming wildlife.
Sincerely,
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# 1730
Name: Greene, 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,
Mary Greene
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# 1731
Name: Gessert, Ann
Correspondence:
In each of the new ranching alternatives, the term diversification is used. As I understand it, diversification would allow lease holders the ability to convert land into row crops. It also would allow lease holders to add new domestic animals into Point Reyes National Seashore. If this is the case, the park service needs to define diversification for the public so everyone knows this.
I oppose any alternative that would allow row crops or new domestic wildlife into our National Park. I am concerned about the long term effects row crops or new domestic wildlife will have on the native creatures and plants that are already living on the land where these possible additions will take place. When you have row crops, the only place for the small (and large) creatures to live is on the edges- -- -there is so much disturbance of soil and forage and foliage that these creatures cannot thrive along with the row crops, for example.
The goal should be to have acreage that is left alone for the native plants and animals to live and grow.
The only things I would support would be the re-introduction of plants and animals that once lived here and over time have been eliminated or forced out b/c of ranching, people, or the misuse of the land. When referring to diversification, this is what I think of.....but it's clear that this isn't what would happen with the adoption of these new ranching alternative plans.
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# 1732
Name: Gaylor, Jason 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,
Jason Gaylor
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# 1733
Name: Werda, Steve
Correspondence: Don't KILL our nations wildlife with your ignorance!
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# 1734
Name: Smith, Catherine
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am not sure why I am even having to write this email. Why is the park service now favoring livestock over 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,
Catherine Smith
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# 1735
Name: Lynn-Bequette , Shawn 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,
Shawn Lynn-Bequette
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# 1736
Name: Dehler, Patricia A
Correspondence: Shame on any agency that allows commercial lease holders on our public lands to try and dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat 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 Dehler
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# 1737
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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# 1738
Name: Senour, Jon 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,
Jon Senour
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# 1739
Name: Cloud, Michael
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 Cloud
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# 1740
Name: murrow, stacey
Correspondence: Please stop killing the wildlife present on PUBLIC LAND.
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# 1741
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
Please resist the pressure to give our land to cow farmers and oil and gas barons. This is our land, parks are to be preserved, not plundered.
Stop the killing/removal Free-ranging Tule Elk at 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,
JB, Los Angeles
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# 1742
Name: Allen, Cynthia
Correspondence: Please do not kill or move the elk. They are where they belong and have been for generations. We are all connected in the circle of life.
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# 1743
Name: Harris, Elizabeth A
Correspondence: To Whom It May Concern,
I urge you to support & protect free-roaming tule elk
In their native environment.
Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated!
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# 1744
Name: Riley, Nancy
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore. Further, 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 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.
Your thoughtful consideration and positive pro-wildlife action is greatly appreciated.
Sincerely,
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# 1745
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: I object the removal of tule elks.
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# 1746
Name: N/A, Chesley
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,
Chesley H.
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# 1747
Name: Cunningham, Jennifer 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,
Jennifer L Cunningham
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# 1748
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence:
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore. I object to fencing, removal, sterilization 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. People like me drive for miles just to see these elk, hear them in the fall and follow their movements in other seasons. They should be protected for their own well being as well as for the pleasure of the American public. You know, the people this park belongs to.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Cattle-ranching operations should be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality. After all the crap we went through with allowing dogs to remain allowed in Golden Gate National parklands, how can you possibly think allowing crops or more ranch animals is ok?
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore. Please keep in mind this park belongs to the people and you work for and are paid by us.
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# 1749
Name: covie, christine 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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# 1750
Name: Halligan, Sue
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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# 1751
Name: White , Brittany
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,
Brittany White
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# 1752
Name: Williams, Aimee
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,Aimee Williams
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# 1753
Name: carpenter, colin
Correspondence: To whom it may concern,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, 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,
Colin Carpenter
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# 1754
Name: Schwartz, Ari Z
Correspondence: I don't want farming and ranching in a national park.
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# 1755
Name: Steijn, Alice
Correspondence: These public lands belong to our wild animals, not for privately owned!
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# 1756
Name: Simpson, Eric
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,
Eric Simpson
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# 1757
Name: Lambert, C 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,
C. Lambert
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# 1758
Name: Cone, Rhea
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,
Rhea Cone
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# 1759
Name: Mccarthy, Paul
Correspondence: There are too many cattle and not enough wildlife - save the elk!
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# 1760
Name: Payne, Wyatt
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,
Wyatt paybe
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# 1761
Name: Miller, 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,
Susan Miller
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# 1762
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,
Peter Garber
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# 1763
Name: heitz, marcia
Correspondence: We were just at Point Reyes and hiked to see the Tule Elk. I strongly oppose limiting their range in favor of cattle ranching AND I'M A FARMER WHO OWNS CATTLE! Public lands are not just for the benefit of someone leasing the land. These are a unique herd and they are the only remaining population of this species. As a citizen and tax payer I feel like our rights are as important as the cattle rancher who leases MY ground to graze his cattle....and I want MY ELK GRAZING RIGHT ALONG SIDE OF HIS CATTLE.
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# 1764
Name: Jackson, C. 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,
C. J. Jackson
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# 1765
Name: nylen, eric
Correspondence: Regarding 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, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
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# 1766
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: As someone who used to live in Point Reyes I was always awed by these magnificent animals when I walked the seashore cliffs of West Marin. They are a very special and unique part of this environment. Please do all that you can to protect them!
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# 1767
Name: Broda, Patricia 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,
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# 1768
Name: Nottingham, Holly
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,
Holly Nottingham
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# 1769
Name: Krikorian, Linnell
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.
In conclusion, I object to
the removal of any tule elk from their native land
allowing row crops or new commercial animal farming
Unmanaged cattle ranching operations. These operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife.
Sincerely,
Linnell Krikorian
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# 1770
Name: Stewart, Sarah
Correspondence: My family and I are writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and we are opposed to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. We love seeing the Tule elk when we go to Point Reyes every Christmas and often for a second family gathering a year. Also, Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
We strongly believe, in CA and MT and all states, 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.
We also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat 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 feel strongly about this issue and appreciate your careful attention to our comments.
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# 1771
Name: Stewart, Mary A
Correspondence: My family and I are writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and we are opposed to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. We love seeing the Tule elk when we go to Point Reyes every Christmas and often for a second family gathering a year. Also, Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
We strongly believe, in CA and MT and all states, 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.
We also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat 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 feel strongly about this issue and appreciate your careful attention to our comments.
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# 1772
Name: Stewart, Chris
Correspondence: My family and I are writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and we are opposed to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. We love seeing the Tule elk when we go to Point Reyes every Christmas and often for a second family gathering a year. Also, Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
We strongly believe, in CA and MT and all states, 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.
We also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat 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 feel strongly about this issue and appreciate your careful attention to our comments.
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# 1773
Name: Driskell, Shelley 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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# 1774
Name: Gashlin, 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 Gashlin
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# 1775
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,
Maria Arteaga
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# 1776
Name: Watchempino, 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 grasslands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore before determining what levels of cattle ranching are appropriate for Point Reyes National Seashore. I urge you to consider a broad range of management alternatives from the removal of all cattle ranching from the park, the removal of all dairy cattle operations, or the reduction of existing ranching operations.
Thank you,
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# 1777
Name: Jasmer, Shelby A
Correspondence: I do not want the Tule Elk removed from Point Reyes. I have a trip planned there June 2018. I am coming to enjoy the nature including the elk NOT CATTLE. Please keep our public lands a safe place for wildlife and a beautiful place for the public.
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# 1778
Name: Kimball, James G
Correspondence: I support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, 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,
James G Kimball
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# 1779
Name: Wechsler, Shoshana
Correspondence:
I am a Bay Area native and a lover of the Point Reyes National Seashore. I am appalled by recent control methods used on the park's tule elk herds, and strongly oppose the future removal of any elk from their native habitat. Their proposed replacement with row crops or new commercial animal farming is completely undesirable. Any cattle ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife.
In fact, I hope you will consider management alternatives that would actually remove all cattle ranching from the park, remove all dairy cattle operations, or reduce existing ranching operations. All of these impinge on native wildlife that should be protected- -and not brutally eliminated- -by the Point Reyes National Seashore.
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# 1780
Name: Frohnmayer, 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,
Jon Frohnmayer
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# 1781
Name: Sheppard, Sheila 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,
Sheila Sheppard
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# 1782
Name: Pawlyk, Michael
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 Pawlyk
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# 1783
Name: Katich, Candia
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,
Candia Katich
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# 1784
Name: Tuttle, Diane 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,
Diane M Tuttle
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# 1785
Name: Smith, 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 Smith
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# 1786
Name: Lanskey, Marcus
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
Wild elk herds should have a permanent place in the Point Reyes National Seashore as they have for hundreds of years. I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, 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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# 1787
Name: Kempton, Schuyler N
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,
Schuyler Kempton
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# 1788
Name: Frighetti, 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,
Paula Frighetti
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# 1789
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,
John T
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# 1790
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.
On a personal level, I firmly believe that the rights of native wild animals should always take precedence and that we as humans should do everything in our power to see that they are protected and defended against all efforts to destroy them!
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# 1791
Name: Wilson, Jim
Correspondence: The National Park "Service" ? Are there no limits to treachery, GREED, and CAPITALIST FASCISM ? Your job is to protect and maintain the natural balance. That does not include killing the Elk in Pt. Reyes. This is mis-management at the very least. Quit manipulating these animals and there habitat. They belong there, we do not.
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# 1792
Name: Sellers, Margaret L
Correspondence: Thule Elk are endangered and should remain on the land they are on without being fenced in and deprived of water and food. We need to maintain a diversity of species who belong in the environment and stop turning all open spaces into grazing land for cattle.
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# 1793
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,
Bucko
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# 1794
Name: Treffinger, Katherine A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I grew up in Marin and Point Reyes is a treasure. Part of what makes it a treasure are the Tule 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,
Katherine Treffinger
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# 1795
Name: Moore, Marilian
Correspondence: All factory farming, ranching and monoculture style habitat destruction needs to end and local ecosystems need to be restored and protected.
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# 1796
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: I support tule elk and not non wildlife activities. Elk and animals must take precedence over the needs of people. No moving, killing, confining or fencing animals.
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# 1797
Name: Geluso, John 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,
John A Geluso
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# 1798
Name: Steiner, A.L.
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I'm writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I OBJECT TO ANY fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are a critical and integral part of the Point Reyes ecosystem, and their recovery has been an incredible success story for restoring native species, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands absolutely cannot dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies because their short-term interests and frameworks are ecocidal, suicidal and just plain deadly in the long-run - - not only these naturally-formed ecosystems at-large, but also to their very own economic survival. Any cattle-ranching operations MUST BE managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and should not destroy and annihilate habitats, nor species. There must be balance instilled within these commercial frameworks.
I also urge you to REJECT ANY conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This will create deep conflicts with predators, degrading wildlife habitat, water quality and human's ability to survive within these deep and destructive imbalances.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan MUST PRIORITIZE protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore, for the sake of human, animal and ecosystemic survival.
Sincerely,
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# 1799
Name: Gallagher, Margaret
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,
Margaret Gallagher
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# 1800
Name: Lanzetta, Dante J
Correspondence: Please stop killing elk in Pt. Reyes.
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# 1801
Name: Keyes, Alice 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. Public lands belong to all Americans, and more importantly, to our future generations. These lands should be preserved in as wild and pristine a state as possible, with top priority given to maintaining habitat for native wild species.
Therefore, I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of 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 conversions and expansions would benefit only the short sighted and greedy financial goals of commercial operations at the expense of our grandchildren's posterity.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Alice Keyes
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# 1802
Name: Osinga, David K
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
Asa local resident in Marin Co CA, and frequent visitor of Point Reyes National Seashore, I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
In fact Point Reyes is a National Treasure, and incomparable to any other coastal preserves adjacent to a major metropolitan city in the US, protected by its longstanding inholding, and by virtue of CA citizens involvement by MALT.
The longstanding lease agreements were designed to peserve the unique features of this relatively undisturbed coastal region, and represents the highest and best use of these public lands! Longterm leaseholders of these public lands shouldn't be able to convert them to industrial agricultural production for personal profit, or dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat 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 Osinga
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# 1803
Name: Lange, Marlena
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent:
Free roaming elk at Point Reyes have been a huge success. Why spoil a good thing?
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Thank you.
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# 1804
Name: kramer, jeffrey 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,
Jeffrey Kramer
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# 1805
Name: Stephenson, Neil
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
F the cattle ranchers...
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, 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,
Neil Stephenson
Background
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.
Tell Park Service officials that 1) you 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.
You can also comment on what levels of cattle ranching are appropriate for Point Reyes National Seashore. 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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# 1806
Name: Stigliano-Stormo , Monica
Please let the tule elk roam free in Point Reyes National Park. They belong there, and should not be fenced in, poisoned, killed, or restricted in any way. A lease for cattle certainly shouldn't in an way be more important than a native species in a national park. The survival and health of tule elk should be your priority in this matter. Cattle are not native, and it is not the mission of the mational park service to conserve them. In an increasingly competitive world for habitat, tule elk in this case should be our top priority.
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# 1807
Name: Lynch-Knight, Victoria
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. We, the taxpayers, own these 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. These lands are belong to us, the citizens of California.
Sincerely,
Victoria Lynch-Knight
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# 1808
Name: Grill, 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 Grill
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# 1809
Name: Howard, Paul T
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
We are writing in support of the 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. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
We also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs(there's already enough problem with feral pigs in California). This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality. And, it's pretty antithetical to the whole idea of a National Park that should be there to showcase a wildland and it's wildlife.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely, Paul Howard and Stacy Drake, Corvallis, Oregon.
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# 1810
Name: Best, Wayne A
Let the elk graze freely! Can't push native animals out to raise cattle for human consumption.
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# 1811
Name: Donaghy , Melanie
Correspondence: I 100% support ongoing agriculture in Point Reyes. I am opposed to restrictions on it, removing the grandfathered farmers. We need and benefit from having these farms. I am still irritated that you forced our the Drakes Bay oyster farm, ruining our legacy of farming is a disgrace. After the oyster debacle it was stated the farms were safe. But here we are again debating. Enough. Give the farmers long term leases, on what Was farm land, and be done.
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# 1812
Name: Zomer, Isabelle N
Correspondence: I support Free-ranging Tule Elk at Point Reyes.
This is so important.
Please consider this very serious.
Thank you, I count on you to do the right thing.
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# 1813
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 Point Reyes ecosystem, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, 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 concerned citizen
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# 1814
Name: Ranta-Curran, Karin
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,
Karin Ranta-Curran
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# 1815
Name: Shea, Naima
Correspondence: I am devastated to hear you are considering removing the rule elk and replacing them with cattle and possible crops. I am almost speechless wild animals are a thousand times more valuable than cattle. Is this something you are considering just for the money? Please try to do all you can to keep Pt. Reyes wild and free....especially of profit making schemes that have nothing to do with preserving our native land and wild animals species.
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# 1816
Name: Diernbach, Diane 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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# 1817
Name: Beaudry, Jessica
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,
Jessica Beaudry
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# 1818
Name: Oltman, Meagan
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,
Meagan Oltman
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# 1819
Name: Burns, Susan E
Correspondence: Please support free ranging Yule Elk at Point Reyes.
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# 1820
Name: Crowden, Michael 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,
Michael Crowden
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# 1821
Name: L, Holly
Correspondence: Please let the elk live where they are already established. It is not right to drive them off or kill them in order to let cattle graze on PUBLIC lands. Do the right thing.
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# 1822
Name: Ascot, Karin
Correspondence: Please do not harm or kill tule elk in Point Reyes, and do not remove them either. They are an essential part of the Ecosystem.
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# 1823
Name: N/A, 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.
Sincerely,
Carolyn in Littleton, Colorado
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# 1824
Name: Birnbaum, Jacqueline 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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# 1825
Name: Austin, Carl
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,
Carl
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# 1826
Name: Lezenby, Kathryn J
Correspondence: I strongly oppose plans to kill elk in Point Reyes National Park or convert any more land there to agriculture. I visited Point Reyes two years ago with a friend just to see the wildlife. My friend had told me about the dramatic scene he'd witnessed of elk rutting in a previous visit. I didn't get to see that, but was excited to see two herds of elk on cliffs overlooking the sea, as well as elephant seals, a coyote, and many different types of birds. There are few places outside our parks where these animals can be seen in the wild.
Human activity is driving native wildlife extinct. Our National Parks play an essential role in preserving these animals and their habitats. National Parks should treat this as a top priority. On private lands, ranchers routinely exterminate predators as well as grazing wildlife: agriculture destroys habitat. Parks should be off limits to both.
Our National Parks were set aside to preserve our country's natural heritage, they are last refuges for wildlife, and they are places that are meant to be enjoyed by all Americans including future generations. Ranching and agriculture in the parks pose threats to all three of these essential roles. Please keep them as places where animals can live in nature on their own terms and Americans can enjoy seeing them do so.
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# 1827
Name: Andrews, Becky
Correspondence: 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, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, 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 habitat for endangered species.
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.
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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# 1828
Name: Merrill, Halle 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, Halle Merrill
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# 1829
Name: N/A, Diane
Correspondence: Tule elk belong at Point Reyes. I oppose moving or fencing them out. Keep the elk safe and protected in the area they are in now. No removal for cattle.
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# 1830
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,
Ms. Susan Castelli-Hill
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# 1831
Name: 1Denton, 1Jill V
Correspondence: 1I recently learned that NPS is considering killing or removing surviving tule elk from Pt. Reyes so local ranchers can graze cattle there. I strongly object to our park lands being used for commercial animal ranching where elk and other native wildlife should be able to live.
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# 1832
Name: Dixon, Joyce H
Correspondence: I don't want to see tule elk killed as they were during the 2012-2014 season, or removed from their native land.
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# 1833
Name: Derrough , Patricia
Correspondence: Keep elk
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# 1834
Name: Hudson, Marilyn
Correspondence: Use your heads for a change and care about these endangered animals. Cows are not endangered for God's sake!
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# 1835
Name: Reinecke, Lynn
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,
Lynn Reinecke
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# 1836
Name: Barr, 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 Barr
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# 1837
Name: Salgado, Joshua
Correspondence: Isn't it obvious
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# 1838
Name: Frey, Brenda k
Correspondence: Tule elk just leave them alone they deserve to live without humans wanting to kill them.
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter.
Sincerely,
Brenda
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# 1839
Name: Lowe, Kimberly 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,
Kimberly M. Lowe
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# 1840
Name: Brennan, Brien B
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, and their recovery has 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 or threatened species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality, and unless done impeccably, it would undermine soil health as well.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural beings of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
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# 1841
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent:
I'm writing in regard to the tule elk on public land. They are native to the land, and we should be doing what we can to let them live free without hindrance. Public land is to provide for the preservation of wildlife spaces so they never disappear for future generations. These lands should not be disrupted for corporate use.
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# 1842
Name: Hood, Carolina V
Correspondence: Comments re Point Reyes Elk population.
I object the ill-advised proposal to remove any tule elk from their native land. Point Reyes and the elk are viewed by most people as a natural treasure that should be cared for and respected.
Row crops or new commercial animal farming should not be allowed. The idea of these greedy proposals is preposterous!
If minimal cattle ranching operations are allowed, they must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife.
This is the Point Reyes National Seashore (in case you have forgotten), not a cattle ranch, or vegetable farmland, or pig farming country. I understand that according to a legal settlement with the Park Service, management alternatives should be considered that would completely eliminate all future cattle ranching from the park and all dairy cattle operations. As for existing cattle operations, every effort should be made to minimize them until they vanish, always giving preference to the elk.
I am glad to have this opportunity to submit my comments.
Carolina V. Hood
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# 1843
Name: Packer, Patti
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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# 1844
Name: siegrist, toni 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,
Toni Siegrist
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# 1845
Name: Fogarty, William
Correspondence: The current grazers need to continue their operations as was promised in the original regulations. Grazing by commercial cattle and sheep operations helps to maintain the beauty and ecology of this local resource, without their management and dedication to the local ecology and economy of this region the natural history of this area could be and probably will be overrun by additional invasive species through benign neglect of this wonderful area. As documented by the Nature Conservancy and other conservation organizations managed grazing controlled by individuals with a love of the land can and will be essential to the natural history and beauty of this region. Do not throw out the people who have been here for generations, they are the life blood and soul of this region and need to be dealt with and accommodated with due respect for their love of the land.
Sincerely
William (Bill) Fogarty
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# 1846
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. I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting 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.
Thank you.
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# 1847
Name: Jekabsons , Kathleen 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,
Kathleen Jekabsons
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# 1848
Name: Teevan, John
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.
Sincerely,
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# 1849
Name: Ward, Ken
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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# 1850
Name: Bley, Donna J
Correspondence: Please do not deplete the tule elk population at Point Reyes National Seashore. I have gone to see the elk and taken visitors many times since 1974 when I came to Santa Rosa, Califonia from Indiana. It is a wonderful experience to be able to walk on unfenced land where these animals are also living and walking around. It is an unparalleled experience.
If you enlarge cattle grazing and begin introducing other herds of animals for farmers, we will never again have Point Reyes as a wild land, a natural landscape. There are many places to farm. There are not many places that can remain truly "wild."
Thank you,
Donna Bley
1651 Norte Way
Santa Rosa, California
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# 1851
Name: Danning, Christine
Correspondence: Please rethink this whole cattle business in park lands instead of the Tule Elk. We need our wildlife! We need to dial back big business, big business greed and anything else that eliminates what was on the land first.
Don't be a follower, be a leader, show some backbone, don't let the ranchers dictate what can me on our range lands.
We don't need cattle at the exclusion of everything else.
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# 1852
Name: Ipek, Sabri
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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# 1853
Name: R, V
Correspondence: Tule elk are California natives, and more importantly, help to maintain the health of the ecosystems in which they live through their natural grazing patterns. Cattle ranching and large scale agriculture, on the other hand, are leading causes of habitat destruction and environmental degradation. Please do not support the displacement of these elk fi favor of unsustainable cattle racking, row cropping, or any other unsustainable land management practices- Leaving the elk where they are is better for them, for the ecosystem, and for us.
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# 1854
Name: Moran, Emily
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore. These are magnificent animals, unique to California, that have already lost most of their historic range. Tule elk recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service. 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.
Should the elk herds in fact become too large for the available habitat, I support relocating them to other protected and/or restored areas.
Sincerely,
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# 1855
Name: Henderson, Michael
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
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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# 1856
Name: Howard, Erin
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,
Erin Howard
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# 1857
Name: Gregory, Anne
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, Anne Gregory
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# 1858
Name: Moger, Roxanne
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, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service. My family have especially delighted in watching these majestic animals on our visits hiking and camping in the park.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands have been continued as a historical artifact of original land claims and are appropriately time boxed. In time these must be abandoned but in the meantime they must comply with the purposes of the park to preserve habitat and wildlife above all other interests.
Historical commercial operation shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species. The ranchers are well aware of these national priorities.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality. Historical ranching is time bound. Leases assume operations will not be expanded or altered. The park service should take over ranches owners find unprofitable in the current climate.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely, Roxanne Moger
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# 1859
Name: Berry, 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. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, 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 addition, as a vegetarian I strongly oppose my public lands being used for animal agriculture.
Sincerely,
Christopher Berry
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# 1860
Name: Horn, Susan E
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
I support the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to commercial lease holders dictating wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service is cause for celebration. Cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate native wildlife, not destroy it and the habitat needed for endangered species.
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.
Sincerely,
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# 1861
Name: Poteet, Elizabeth A
Correspondence: I am writing to condone the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore. I oppose all fencing, removal, sterilization or killing measures when it comes to the elk. Please protect the tule elk because they are a significant part of the Point Reyes ecosystem. Their successful recovery has revived the area and done justice to the mission of the National Park Service. Do not give in to the unethical demands of commercial lease holders. Tule elk on public land should not be the recipients of wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Commercial operations must accommodate the tule elk and other wildlife without doing any harm to the native ecosystems.
Do not expand row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs on national park lands. Doing so would deeply disrupt and unbalance the area - conflicts with predators would arise, the wildlife habitat would decline, and water quality would decrease.
Please do the right thing and make protection of the Point Reyes National Seashore a priority. The Park Service would do well to encourage the elk in their native habitat rather than destroy them.
Sincerely,
Elizabeth Poteet
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# 1862
Name: Baker, Frank A
Correspondence: The Tule elk herd belongs in Point Reyes! They should be allowed to graze along with the livestock. The farmers have done fine with them in the past and that should continue. We need to preserve our parks!
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# 1863
Name: Barbieri, Jessica
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. Any cattle ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native 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.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Jessica Barbieri
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# 1864
Name: Jacques, Karen
Correspondence: I pay taxes and I care deeply about our national parks. Do not kill, fence, remove or do anything else to harm tule elk at Point Reyes. I go to that park and one of the major reasons I go is because the elk are there and the joy and wonder of seeing these animals. Our government has a horrible history of killing wildlife and destroying habitat and the plan to kill or otherwise harm the elk is just one more example of the lack of regard for wildlife and functioning ecosystems. Also do not allow grazing or other farming activities at Point Reyes. It is a national park. Agriculture of any kind does not belong there. The presence of livestock will become an excuse for killing wildlife and destroying the park. I'm sick of people who raise animals for slaughter demanding that the government harm and kill wildlife and I'm sick of the government listening to them (a special interest group) and putting their financial interests about the interests of the hundreds of thousands of us who want our public lands and our wildlife preserved.
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# 1865
Name: Bassil, Veronica
Correspondence: I am a firm advocate for the preservation of wildlife and wildlands. I have lived in countries that did not protect their natural beauty or wildlife, and the result was very sad and mournful. Healthy habitat, beautiful spaces, and wildlife, which are part and parcel of any true natural environment, cannot be replaced once gone, or replaced only with great cost and effort.
Let's do the simple and correct thing: preserve what we still have. This means protecting the native elk herd and the environment as a whole at Point Reyes. This is an incredibly beautiful spot and I have visited it many times. Please don't destroy the beauty and turn Point Reyes National Seashore into just one more sad and mournful place, where ghosts of the beauty that was is all that remains. Instead, take action. Keep the herd!!!
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# 1866
Name: stevens, 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 Stevens
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# 1867
Name: Brietzke , Adrienne H
Correspondence: The elk are an INDIGENOUS SPECIES. Cattle are not. As a taxpayer and therefore part owner of these public lands, I'm sick to death of the nps and other agencies SUPPORTING WELFARE RANCHERS TO THE DETRIMENT OF VARIOUS WILD ANIMALS, along with native flora and fauna. LET THEM BUY THEIR GRAZING RIGHTS ELSEWHERE, JUST AS OTHER RANCHERS WHO AREN’T NEXT TO PUBLIC LANDS HAVE TO DO. Your agency holds these public lands in TRUST for US taxpayers. You are therefore REQUIRED to MANAGE LANDS FOR THE BEST BENEFIT FOR THE BENEFICIARIES - that would be US - we the people - not just a few ranchers. STOP ALLOWING RANCHERS’ CONSTANT ENCROACHMENT ON OUR PUBLIC LANDS. The cattle not only destroy nature by your allowing them to overrun the natural habitat for the indigenous animals, but their grazing and fencing create untold damage. KEEP OUR WILD LANDS WILD!
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# 1868
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 should NEVER DICTATE wildlife removal or 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 they do, I want them off OUR land immediately!
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. Leave the elk alone! NO row crops or commercial livestock farming on public land!
Sincerely,
Lynn Pass
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# 1869
Name: Scruggs, TJ
Correspondence: I want free-ranging Tule Elk in Pt. Reyes National Seashore because I hope to some day visit this beautiful place. I don't want to go and see agriculture or ranching in my national parks. Wildlife must take priority. The farmers and ranchers have gotten a free ride for far too long. Time to turn it back to a park for our wild animals.
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# 1870
Name: Hansen, Linda 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.
Cows? instead of elk? C'mon, this is a national park; it’s supposed to have native species. No commercial livestock in our parks.
Sincerely,
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# 1871
Name: takemoto, joy h
Correspondence: Please preserve the tule elk at Pt. Reyes, California. They are a needed species, just as important as cattle.
Thank you.
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# 1872
Name: Senseman , Ariel
Correspondence: My family and friends have enjoyed Point Reyes for many years. Public lands should stay public. And an ecologically diverse area like Point Reyes should be preserved. The Tule Elk are a majestic and beautiful attribute to Point Reyes, contributing to the unique biological diversity of the area. Granting private leases to raise crops, or farm animals should not be allowed. It is not in the public interest to trade an ecological haven for another place to graze cattle. I strongly urge you to reject all leases to graze cattle, raise farm animals or grow crops. Allow the generations of Americans to continue to visit the astounding beauty of Point Reyes. Preserve the Tule Elk of Point Reyes.
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# 1873
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,
Rayline Dean
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# 1874
Name: Wright, Gregory 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,
Gregory Wright
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# 1875
Name: Pesko, Pat B
Correspondence: I very much support the elk herds of Point Reyes National Seashore. They need to be free roaming without restrictions of fencing, sterilization or slaughter.
Cattle ranching operations must be managed to provide for native wildlife and should not impact habitat for endangered native species.
Also, please do NOT convert segments of this public land to expand commercial livestock farming as this is not the purpose for these designated public lands and would very much impact water quality, degrade habitat, and create conflicts with predators.
Please make it a priority to PROTECT the land and the existing wildlife of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Thank you.
Pat Pesko
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# 1876
Name: Larivey Jr, Daniel 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,
Dan Larivey
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# 1877
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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# 1878
Name: lorenzetti, elisa f
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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# 1879
Name: Brown, Tracy
Correspondence: I am writing in support of the free ranging tule elk at Point Reyes National Seashore. I visit the park every chance I get. It is like a pilgrimage for me to see one of the last bits of coastal California left in its natural state. While I have never seen them, I am thrilled to know there are elk - the original inhabitants before humans - still there. It sickens me to learn that those elk may soon be removed, killed or sterilized in order for cattle to have more range. This is a national park. Let's break that down: national means it belongs to all Americans; park means it is for the preservation of nature. It does not mean cattle ranches, sheep farms, or row crops. We Americans want to see wild elk not domesticated cattle when we visit our national parks.
Sincerely,
Tracy Brown
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# 1880
Name: Eurs II, Albert 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,
Albert R. Eurs II
Cypress, CA
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# 1881
Name: Staengl, Galen
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,
Galen Staengl
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# 1882
Name: Hunt, Myphon
Correspondence: Dear Sirs:
Please do not remove or kill tule elk.
Please do not allow row crops or commercial animal farming. This will allow wildlife. We need a little wilderness!
Cattle ranching should not be allowed, or at least needs to accommodate wildlife.
Thank you,
Myphon Hunt
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# 1883
Name: Magidson , Cynde
Correspondence: Please keep the elk.
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# 1884
Name: west, mr.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,
mr.g. west
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# 1885
Name: Fedorov, Kristina
Correspondence: The elk must remain at the top of the list to claim their natural habitat, the cattle come second, only if they don't compete with or disturb the elk!
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# 1886
Name: Vest, Martha 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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# 1887
Name: Delgado, Barbara
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore. 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 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 shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat 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 wildlife is native - the businesses are the ones who shouldn't be there, much less try to remove the native wildlife.
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# 1888
Name: Raite, Sarah L
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,
Sarah L. Raite
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# 1889
Name: Solomon, Richard
Correspondence:
Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore. More specifically, I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. As Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, 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. These operations shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat 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 a resident of the SF Bay Area who enjoys the Point Reyes National Seashore on excursions a few times a year I ask that you not approve any actions which will alter the balance of life for the animals living there.
Sincerely,
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# 1890
Name: Marshall, Leonard
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,
Mr. Marshall
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# 1891
Name: Frank, Robert 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, Robert D. Frank
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# 1892
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: This is absurd- to eliminate native species for agriculture success. When are we going to start seeing the protection of native species instead of their horrific removal? It is time that the ag-gag businesses of the world be controlled. Expanding territory for livestock reduces ecosystem health and also human health. This venture affects everyone and everything. Absolutely intolerable! The solution is to reduce meat consumption as a whole and rebuild what has been lost to nature. That is a rewilding of place, a cessation of pesticides, and a dead stop to more animals sent to slaughter each year. Leave these elk be, as they were meant to roam and graze the land in which they have come. To remove them would also be to remove the soul of the landscape.
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# 1893
Name: Steel, Carly
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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# 1894
Name: Smith, Janell
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
Janell Smith
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# 1895
Name: Vineski, 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.
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# 1896
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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# 1897
Name: N/A, Lily
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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# 1898
Name: Garlena, Sharon
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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# 1899
Name: Fawcett, Susan
Correspondence: To whom it may concern,
I think it is disgraceful that cattle are allowed to range in the national seashore. Priority should be given to wildlife, not ranchers, and crops and livestock should be phased out at once.
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# 1900
Name: Eder, john D
Correspondence: Do not kill the deer.Wild life is special, let them live.
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# 1901
Name: Harrison, Marie 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,
Marie Harrison
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# 1902
Name: Templeton, Kent 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,
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# 1903
Name: McKee, Wendy
Correspondence: Cattle should never take precedence over native ruminants. We must value our wildlife, and either better control where cattle feed or eat less beef. But elk and deer populations must not be allowed to decrease just to benefit cattle ranchers.
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# 1904
Name: Epperson, Annie
Correspondence: Dear Superintendant,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, 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,
Annie Epperson
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# 1905
Name: Storrs, Andrea
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
Sincerely,
Andrea Storrs
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# 1906
Name: DeGangi, Athena E
Correspondence: I am writing about the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore. I think that any fencing or removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park is a horrific violation of our trust and responsibility to preserve our natural heritage for future generations. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting event. The restoration of our nation's native species, their habitat and natural ecosystems is a critical mission that is consistent with the values by which the National Park Service was founded.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife policies! Any cattle-ranching operations must peacefully co-exist with the elk and their habitat.
I also urge you to reject any further introduction of domestic animals such as sheep or pigs, turkeys or chickens, unless it is guaranteed that they won't create conflicts and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
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# 1907
Name: Taylor, Gigi D
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I write to ask that all actions that threaten the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore be stopped.
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.
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# 1908
Name: Tarallo, Mary M
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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# 1909
Name: Dashe, Julia 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,
Julia Dashe
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# 1910
Name: Lytle, Denise
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,
Denise Lytle
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# 1911
Name: Lang , Judith S
Correspondence:
Dear Superintendent,
My husband and I spent our 15th anniversary at Pt Reyes. It's a beautiful place, and should not be given over to 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,
Judith Lang
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# 1912
Name: Kitzmiller, 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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# 1913
Name: sicard, kevin 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.
Kevin Gershom Sicard
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# 1914
Name: Longever, Jordan
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,
Jordan Longever
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# 1915
Name: clark , stephanie 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,
stephanie clark
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# 1916
Name: Young, Daniel
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing a personal letter to express my strong support for protecting the free-roaming elk at Point Reyes National Seashore.
I lived at the Pt. Reyes research station doing shark research for three months. During this time, I walked the fields and saw the elk in their natural habitat almost every day. They belong there, and to restrict them through fencing, removal, or killing is tragic. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been a great success story for restoring native species and ecosystems.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands mustn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
Pt Reyes is a beautiful park, and must be protected from the encroachments of commerce. The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
D Young, Canadian Biologist
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# 1917
Name: Vanheuveln, 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 vanheuveln
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# 1918
Name: Russell, Dorothy
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,
Dorothy Russell
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# 1919
Name: Forschner, Jillian
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,
Jillian Forschner
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# 1920
Name: Lybarger , Lisa
Correspondence: No removal of elk for cattle! Ridiculous.
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# 1921
Name: Smuts, Barbara
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
As a former CA resident and frequent visitor to Point Reyes, I support continuing protection of free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any endangerment or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, 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 feel strongly that commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Therefore, cattle-ranching operations should be managed to allow elk and other native wildlife to flourish and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat 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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# 1922
Name: Williams, Judy
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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# 1923
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Please continue leasing land to ranchers. Point Reyes is a spectacular place just as it is today. I routinely purchase products generated by these ranches and would like to continue to do so.
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# 1924
Name: EYMARD, Myriam
Correspondence: Cher surintendant,
J'écris à l'appui des troupeaux d'élans tule en liberté à Point Reyes National Seashore, et je m'oppose à toute clôture, enlèvement, stérilisation ou mise à mort de wapitis dans le parc. Tule elk sont une partie importante du paysage de Point Reyes, et leur rétablissement a été une histoire de succès passionnante pour la restauration des espèces et des écosystèmes indigènes, en accord avec la mission du National Park Service.
Les détenteurs de baux commerciaux sur nos terres publiques ne devraient pas dicter des politiques d'enlèvement ou d'exclusion de la faune. Toute exploitation d'élevage de bétail doit être gérée de façon à accueillir les wapitis et d'autres espèces sauvages indigènes et ne devrait pas nuire à l'habitat des espèces en voie de disparition.
Je vous exhorte également à rejeter toute conversion des terres du parc national en cultures en rangs ou l'expansion de l'élevage commercial pour introduire des moutons, des chèvres, des dindes, des poulets ou des cochons. Cela créerait des conflits avec les prédateurs et dégraderait l'habitat faunique et la qualité de l'eau.
La modification apportée par le Service des parcs au plan de gestion général devrait accorder la priorité à la protection des valeurs naturelles de la côte nationale de Point Reyes.
Cordialement,
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# 1925
Name: Schneider , Jennifer
Correspondence: I support biodiversity. Save the Tule Elk. Do not allow outside interests dictate the loss of habitat or creatures that are naturally present.
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# 1926
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 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. This is public land, marked as land that is to be preserved for the public and for future generations, not sold off to the highest bidder with the most cattle!
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat 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,
Wendy Vonhof
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# 1927
Name: Larsen, Susan A
Correspondence: Dear 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. Please maintain our parks for the wildlife and for the public's enjoyment, not for commercial purposes.
Sincerely,
Susan A Larsen
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# 1928
Name: Allen, Carol
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 as well as an important part of our national ecosystem. The recovery of the elk has been a success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
The profits of commercial lease holders on our public lands should not be allowed to influence wildlife policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to coexist with elk and other native wildlife. Their for-profit activities should not harm habitat for endangered species. The public lands exist for the benefit of all citizenry, not those who are leasing the land from the citizens of the United States.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of 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 a world traveler, I have witnessed and experienced firsthand the coexistence of wildlife and mankind.
The world is full of natural marvels which we humans must respect and from which we must learn in order to avoid destruction of our planet.
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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# 1929
Name: Roper, Renee
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,
Renee Roper
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# 1930
Name: Morgan, Alecia 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.
PLEASE stop putting private and corporate profits ABOVE people and wildlife.
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# 1931
Name: Thompson, Lawrence H
Correspondence: The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore. When I visit this area (near where I live), I want to see wild animals, not cattle. Therefore, I support free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I strongly protest any fencing, removal, sterilization 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 wonderful for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't control wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species. I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock. Such changes would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
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# 1932
Name: Masser, Joel
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
The tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore are important to me. I often visit Point Reyes and enjoy seeing the elk in their habitat.
I strongly object to any plans to harm to the elk, including fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park.
Private economic activity on our public lands must be severely limited. Ranching and farming at Point Reyes have a long history but should be reduced, not increased. Ultimately, private business that does not support the preservation mission of the park or low-impact tourism should be phased out.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Joel Masser
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# 1933
Name: Richards, Deborah
Correspondence: Dear National Park Service Representatives,
The Park Service should not allow row crops or new commercial animal farming. Any cattle ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife. Ranching operations are damaging and disruptive to the natural environment which is what our national parks are about, after all. Please limit ranching activities to a minimum and protect our parks as you have been appointed to do. Thank You!
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# 1934
Name: David, 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. I must also say that the elk are NATIVE and belong here, not the cattle!
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat 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 David
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# 1935
Name: Phillips, Janice
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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# 1936
Name: Way, Karen
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
Please don't destroy the elks recovery, and the reversion of the landscape to a natural condition.
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, 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,
Karen Way
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# 1937
Name: Sample, Joan
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
Although I live in Colorado, I have relatives near Point Reyes and visit often. I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, 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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# 1938
Name: Rhodes , Janet 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,
Janet Rhodes
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# 1939
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,
Robin Wohlgemuth
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# 1940
Name: Ognjanovic, Michelle B
Correspondence: Re: Point Reyes Tule Elk
I urge you NOT to run the elk off 18,000 acres in order to allow cattle sole access to these public lands. That would be devastating.
I don't want to see tule elk killed or removed from their native land.
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# 1941
Name: Osborn, 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.
Sincerely,
Julie
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# 1942
Name: Huntington, 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,
Nancy Huntington
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# 1943
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. I have visited and found it a peaceful and lovely place, and would be sad to learn that access is further restricted.
Sincerely,
Megan Kearns
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# 1944
Name: Jachlewski, Trisha 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,
Trisha Jachlewski
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# 1945
Name: Toler, Pamela 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 private cattle ranching should be done on the owners private property NOT 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,
Pamela D Toler
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# 1946
Name: Wilder, 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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# 1947
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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# 1948
Name: Waterworth, 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,
Background
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.
Tell Park Service officials that 1) you 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.
You can also comment on what levels of cattle ranching are appropriate for Point Reyes National Seashore. 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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# 1949
Name: Bachman, James
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. Our children and grandchildren will thank you.
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# 1950
Name: Zucker, Marguery Lee
Correspondence: My family and I- -including 5 adult voters- - have read that the National Park Service is working on a new management plan for California's Point Reyes National Seashore that could remove or even kill imperiled elk.
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 plans to run elk off 18,000 acres to allow cattle sole access to these public lands. Tule elk recovery has been a real success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, 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 urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat 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 an important issue to us. Please respect public rights to Public Land.
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# 1951
Name: Sherk, Larry W
Correspondence: Please protect the Tule Elk at Point Reyes. We cannot play around with the Species Mass Extinction we have been in for over a decade. We need vastly greater habitat with corridors than what we have.
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# 1952
Name: Kavendek, 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 E. Kavendek, MA
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# 1953
Name: Laspisa, Cecilia
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. National Parks are for every citizen to enjoy nature and they should not be usurped by private enterprises such as cattle ranching!
Native Tule elk were reintroduced to Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County, Calif., in 1978 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 only national park with Tule elk and they are an important part of the landscape of 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.
Sincerely,
Cecilia Laspisa
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# 1954
Name: Jones, Kyle
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,
Kyle Jones
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# 1955
Name: Wood, Geoffrey
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,
Geoffrey Wood
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# 1956
Name: Riggle, Alexandra
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,
Alexandra Riggle
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# 1957
Name: Morningstar, Samuel
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,
Samuel Morningstar
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# 1958
Name: M., J.
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am shocked to learn a national park would even consider removal of indigenous animals in order to benefit cattle ranchers. The same for farmers wanting to raise crops in a National Park!!! What kink of a park is this, if it is to house cattle and crops?
Please drop this wrongheaded plan. Please leave the elk alone, and keep cattle and agricultural operations out of our 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, 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 also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat 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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# 1959
Name: Olsen, K
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,
K. Olsen
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# 1960
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Please work with the ranchers to keep them a part of this
Landscape. I support an option for new ranching leases and removal
Of the elk from the ranching areas. The regional
Ag economy is fragile enough; don't take away the ranching options.
Please value the working landscapes of Pt Reyes.
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# 1961
Name: Stork, Maryann
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,
Maryann Stork
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# 1962
Name: Grech, Rhyan N
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,
Rhyan Grech
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# 1963
Name: Emmott, Tom S
Correspondence: Save the elk and their natural habitat!
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# 1964
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Protect 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.
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# 1965
Name: Jamison, Vanessa
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,
Vanessa Jamison
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# 1966
Name: Rudolph, JoEllen and J
Correspondence: Please do not approve of any action that would harm, decrease or remove the Tule Elk from Point Reyes. This native population is in recovery and any action to remove them,kill animals etc would be harmful and should NEVER be allowed.
The renting of Federal or state lands does not give the renter permission to destroy existing wildlife for the convenience nor monetary profit to the renter. Renter should not be allowed to destroy the habitat of native plants or wildlife on leased lands. If there is a concern , the renter should break the lease rather than destroy of move any wildlife that he/company knew was there when the land was leased. Predators and wildlife is an issue that can safely be handled in non hunting ways. See Wild Life Federation, Defenders of Wildlife and Nature Conservancy programs. Competition with grass lands of cattle vs native wildlife is again not a valid reason to remove wildlife.
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# 1967
Name: Favero, Vanessa
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,
Vanessa Favero
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# 1968
Name: Norman, Kay
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 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.
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# 1969
Name: Lang, Betty C
Correspondence: One of my fondest memories is of watching the native herds protect their harem during the rut. Please don't take that away from those who have not seen that to satisfy the cattle industry. Our public lands have enough cattle on them. Leave the natural inhabitants alone to do their thing!
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# 1970
Name: BOSTIC, MARTY
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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# 1971
Name: Gullett, Orva 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,
Orva M Gullett
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# 1972
Name: Wulfsohn, Aubrey
Correspondence: Please donotdeny thr rlk to remain itheir home
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# 1973
Name: Lambertino, Lorenzo T
Correspondence: Hello!
I'm writing to let you know that I'm upset about the proposal to run the endemic Tule Elk from their native habitat in Point Reyes. I vehemently object to the removal of any tule elk from their native land. You shouldn't allow row crops or new commercial animal farming, and any cattle ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife.
This is a topic of serious concern to me, thank you in advance for making the right choice.
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Lorenzo
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# 1974
Name: Ariani, Kade
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,
Kade Ariani
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# 1975
Name: Skirvin, Laurence
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,
Laurence Skirvin
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# 1976
Name: garvey, lydia
Correspondence: The National Park Service is working on a new management plan for California's Point Reyes National Seashore that could remove or even kill imperiled elk.
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. Nix plans kill tule elk or removed from their native land!
Our Public lands are for Wildlife- Not Cows! Do your job- Protect Our Public lands, waters, wildlife, health & future! You work For citizens-Not cows!
Your attention to this most urgent matter would be much appreciated by all present & future generations of all species.
Thank you
Lydia Garvey Public Health Nurse
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# 1977
Name: N/A, Helgaleena
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. Elk are HIGH PRIORITY, not privately owned livestock.
Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore. Elk are each worth 100 cows or pigs.
Sincerely,
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# 1978
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: To whom it may concern:
I am writing to comment on the debates concerning ranching in the Point Reyes National Seashore.
To be honest, I am fairly shocked and saddened that there is even a discussion about this. The old families of Marin have such deep ties and such old wealth that even something as obvious as a national seashore is being twisted to their whims. The old ranching families have marketed themselves out as a poor and targeted class, one that is disappearing and is earnestly in need of our assistance. To the contrary, these old families are incredibly well connected and wealthy. They manipulate public monies from Measure A (not to mention State and USDA money) to fill their pockets, selling conservation easements to MALT. They campaign through the Marin IJ with their deep ties to the paper. And now they want to use our parks and seashores for their private benefit. I am simply appalled that this conversation has even come this far.
Furthermore, to pretend that ranching is good for the environment is so outlandish and ludicrous that it is offensive. The UN discusses cattle ranching as destroying nature in so many ways. Simply looking at pictures of the mud and runoff that these ranches produce is enough to make any environmentalist spin.
Obviously, I am strongly opposed to private citizens using public lands for their private benefit. Thousands of acres of West Marin are free and available for the ranching family to graze cattle. The land of the Point Reyes - National Seashore belongs to the people, not to the old, connected families.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
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# 1979
Name: Nelson, Thomas 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,
Thomas Nelson
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# 1980
Name: Reynolds, Ronda
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,
Ronda Reynolds
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# 1981
Name: Elton, Wallace
Correspondence: In units of the National Park System, protection of park resources, including wildlife and habitat, should be the top priority over commercial grazing or agricultural activities.
Therefore, I oppose killing or other removal of tule elk from any part of Point Reyes National Seashore. These elk are native to the park and should be allowed to move freely as an important part of the local ecosystem that I and other taxpayers have helped restore. Any allowed ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
In addition, I believe any conversion of park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, or other domestic animals is inappropriate within the park and should be rejected in order to avoid damage to wildlife habitat and water quality.
I also wish to remind you that in developing/amending the management plan, you must consider management alternatives that would remove or reduce current cattle ranching from the park.
I look forward to visiting Point Reyes again in the future, and when I do I want to see native wildlife and natural ecosystems, not farm animals or crops. Please adopt an amendment to the General Management Plan that puts protecting the natural values first.
Thank you for the opportunity to comment/
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# 1982
Name: Corris, Joshua 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,
Joshua D Corris
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# 1983
Name: Parreira, lisa 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.
I am an Early childhood teacher and try to teach children about the sustainability of native animals and plants. I feel that the Tule elk can be used to teach this to many.
As educators and as humans, we need to care about protecting animals and ecosystems for future generations.
Please do what is right for the future by doing the right thing now.
Thank you!
Lisa Parreira
ECE Master Teacher/Quality Counts
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# 1984
Name: Lyons-Yerion, Claudia 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,
Claudia Lyons-Yerion
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# 1985
Name: Terrill, Lynn A
Correspondence: Even though I live in Texas, I love our nation parks and the wildlife that lives there. I am very concerned that the Point Reyes national Seashore is getting rid of the Elk who have only that safe habitat. Then they are going to allow domestic cattle to graze in the park. This is just wrong. Domestic Cattle should not be allowed to graze in national parks, especially if it is using habitat needed for wild animals. The Tule Elk belong at Point Reyes. Some cattleman's domestic cattle should be on the cattleman's own land. Thank you for your consideration.
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# 1986
Name: Steele, Jeanne
Correspondence: I CANNOT BELIEVE my eyes reading about what you have done and have planned for the elk and natural habitat at Pt Reyes! I am outraged. Have you lost your minds?? WHO are you working for?
I fiercely object to the removal of any tule elk from their native land, 2) row crops or new commercial animal farming shouldn't be allowed , and 3) any cattle ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife.
Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat 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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# 1987
Name: Urton, S.
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing in support of the free-roaming tu;e elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, 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.
It appears that the Park Service has lost its moral and ethical compass when dealing with wildlife.
Sincerely,
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# 1988
Name: Cypher, Sarah
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
As an avid hiker and nature-lover who was fortunate enough to see them in their native habitat, I am writing in support of the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, and I object to any fencing, removal, sterilization or killing of elk in the park. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service.
California's natural spaces are part of the state's treasured heritage. Commercial lease holders on our public lands shouldn't dictate wildlife removal or exclusion policies. Any cattle-ranching operations must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife, and shouldn't harm habitat for endangered species.
I also urge you to reject any conversion of national park lands to row crops or expansion of commercial livestock farming to introduce sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens or pigs. This would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat 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 Cypher
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# 1989
Name: McClure, Kathleen R
Correspondence: I do not want to have these creatures removed from their habitat.
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# 1990
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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# 1991
Name: Riddle, 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.
Sincerely,
Carolyn Riddle
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# 1992
Name: Shaw, Barbara A
Correspondence: I am aghast at plans to run elk off of 18,000 acres at Point Reyes National Seashore to allow cattle sole access to these public lands. The recovery of tule elk has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, consistent with the mission of the National Park Service, despite the less than supportive efforts of the Park Service by allowing half the original elk herd to die during the 2012-2014 drought by fencing them in, and shooting 26 elk in 2015-16.
I object to the removal of any tule elk from their native land and allowing row crops or new commercial animal farming. I prefer that there are no additional cattle ranching operations but they at least must be managed to accommodate elk and other native wildlife. To do otherwise would create conflicts with predators and degrade wildlife habitat and water quality.
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# 1993
Name: Smith, Barry
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 end result would be an ecological disaster.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Barry Smith
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# 1994
Name: N/A, N/A
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I am writing because I object to the notion of removing the free-roaming tule elk herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, especially if doing so is only to benefit private ranchers/dairy farms, etc. They should purchase their own land for their own businesses. I also object to any fencing, removal, or killing of elk in the park. However, I absolutely DO support sterilization/birth control if preventing population growth will guarantee those already there will be protected. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, 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 strongly believe 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.
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. Those kinds of commercial businesses absolutely do not meet anyone's view of what public lands should be,
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should prioritize protecting the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Sincerely,
Amy Bergmann
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# 1995
Name: Bossert, Elizabeth 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. Your mission should be to not interfere with nature. Tule elk are an important part of the landscape of Point Reyes, and their recovery has been an exciting success story for restoring native species and ecosystems, 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,
Elizabeth Bossert
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# 1996
Name: butler, sam
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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# 1997
Name: Mackey, Robin
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
I'm writing to ask that you protect the tule elk on their native land and not allow any commercial entities to degrade the lands that these elk call home. The introduction or expansion of row crops and new commercial animal farming has no place in the National Parks. These parks should be maintained in their natural and pristine states for the generations to come. The restoration of native species, such as the Tule elk, which is an important part of the ecosystem, is in alignment with the mission of the National Park Service. For this reason, no commercial livestock farming should be allowed on National Park Service land.
The Park Service's amendment to the General Management Plan should make it a priority to protect the natural values of Point Reyes National Seashore, so please do what you can to protect this native species, the Tule Elk.
Sincerely,
Robin Mackey
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# 1998
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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# 1999
Name: Ventrice, Monica
Correspondence: Dear Superintendent,
Please protect the tule elk herds in Point Reyes National Seashore from killing, sterilizing, removing or fencing off. The national parks should be conserved, not sold to farmers and ranchers who alter the lands in unnatural ways. If any cattle rancher is allowed to farm in Point Reyes, they should be required to coexist with the elk. The tule elk are a success story and worth our continued protection.
Sincerely,
Monica Ventrice
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# 2000
Name: Peters, Barbara 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, Barbara J. Peters

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