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iching


Aug 15, 2008, 5:20 PM

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Re: [td] Fresno Dome & Peregrine Falcons
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I'd like to second TD's response. Especially his point that the Migratory Bird Act is being inappropriatley applied to portecting nesting habitat.

I'd like to add several other points to consider when approaching a governement agency.
First: If this area is on National Forest Lands make sure you have agency recreation people involved early on to help ballance any over reaction by wildlife biologist.

Second: Guard against any quickfix arbitrary closures that are typically pushed by biologist. Push for Access Fund closure guidelines and onsite seasonal response monitoring.

Third: watch out for arbitrary closures that extend to August 1. This is typical overkill. If you look at any Peregrine Management Plan signed in the '90s there will be language hidden somewhere in the document that allows closures to be lifted 2 weeks after the young have fledged or early spring if monitoring finds the eyrie to be inactive. If the area already has a managment plan a simple FOIA request will get you a copy of the document. If you need one email me and I can send you a templet to a FOIA request.

Fourth: Climbing closures that are most succcessful are those where climbers have played an active role in developing the management plan instead of reacting to a management plan, and take responsibility each season for making the information available to climbers, posting closures, and monitoring.

Lastly: Utilize the expereince and expertise available from the Access Fund. They are focusd on this vey issue in other places as well.


(This post was edited by iching on Aug 15, 2008, 10:34 PM)



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