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      WELCOME NEW UJ MEMBERS   06/25/2017

      It seems the word is out and UJ is enjoying a steady stream of newly Registered Members. Welcome to all of you, and we are all looking forward to your positive participation. I strongly suggest you review the Board Guidelines that have been in place since 2002. The most significant thing being that UJ is a NO POLITICS BOARD. LInk:  UJ BOARD GUIDELINES   Also UJ stays afloat mainly through Member Donations. Once a Donation is made you are placed in the Contributing Member Group with extra Priviliges. I am getting very few new Donations so hopefully this will spur that on a bit. Link:  New Members/Donations/Priviliges
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Remo

US sage grouse policy heading back to square one

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Remo

From the article:  "We heard a lot about mineral withdrawals and local collaboration, but all in the name of what?" Donnelly asked. "Are we still committed to conserving sage grouse, or is the intention to mine and drill every acre of the West? If that's the case, we are plunging head-long toward listing the grouse."

 

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/national-business/article184110141.html

 

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Randy S

The only thing I can say that won't get this thread postholed is "Thanks for the update Remo!"

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406dn

Thanks for the heads up. Sage grouse are the iconic game bird of the sagebrush steppe. It is a disheartening to watch their continual decline. Anytime I see one it is a treat.

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juneboy1

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/29/earth-lost-50-wildlife-in-40-years-wwf

 

That's a lot of been and gone things. I don't catch as many fish, shoot as many birds or photograph as much wildlife. The slippery slope has started and seventeen thousand of the worlds scientist agree. If you believe in science, this is worse than the infamous canary singing its dying song.

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