Subject: Alert to Remove Cattle from New Mexico Streams
From: Ed Smith <edsmith@jps.net>


Hello everyone:

I received the following alert today from the Center for Biological Diversity. It appears to be a rare and outstanding opportunity to defeat the livestock industry and to help severely battered ecosystems. 

Apparently the federal government has prepared a Draft EIS concerning riparian and aquatic habitats along streams on BLM land in New Mexico.

Alternative 3 of the DEIS will remove cattle from 400 miles of streams and wetlands on those lands.

Please read the alert carefully and please visit the web site at the end of the alert for more details. From that web site you may send your reply to the BLM project leaders by e-mail or you send comments to them by postal mail at the addresses given. Remember to recommend ALTERNATIVE 3.

The deadline for comments to be received by the BLM is FEBRUARY 11, 2000.

As expected, the livestock lobby is furiously fighting the proposal. Hence, we must inundate the BLM with our comments resolutely championing the protection of the fragile New Mexico ecosystems. A victory here may begin momentum and embolden the government to advance similar proposals elsewhere. Public support is essential.

Please distribute this alert extensively.

Thanks for all you do,
Ed


From: "Shane Jimerfield" <sjimerfield@sw-center.org>
Subject: ACTION ALERT!

LAST CHANCE COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED: A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO REMOVE CATTLE FROM 400 MILES OF NEW MEXICO STREAMS

In response to public pressure and lawsuits to protect endangered species,  the federal government has developed plans which could remove cattle from  400 miles of streams and wetlands managed by the Bureau of Land Management in New Mexico. But the government is under heavy pressure from the livestock industry to maintain business as usual. If industry gets their way, the BLM will keep permitting overgrazing until no clean water, or sensitive wildlife are left on our public lands.

Go to our web site for more information and send your comments electronically today! Extended comment period ends February 11, 2000.

http://www.sw-center.org/swcbd/activist/action.html

 Shane Jimerfield
 Assistant Director
 Center for Biological Diversity
 Tel: 520.623.5252, ext 302 Fax: 520.623.9797
 PO Box 710, Tucson AZ 85702-0710 http://www.sw-center.org


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