The Washington State Department of Ecology explains instream flow as "Ecology is required by state law to retain adequate amounts of water in streams to protect and preserve instream resources and uses (such as fish, wildlife, recreation, aesthetics, water quality and navigation). One of the best water management tools for protecting stream flows is to set flow levels in regulation. Specific stream flow amounts protected in a regulation are called “
http://myfreedomfoundation.com/blog/liberty-live/detail/us-supreme-court-gives-a-bully-a-black-eye Fortunately, all but one of the justices recognized the hypocrisy of the government's position and ruled in favor of the property owners. By doing so, the court has prevented the government from effectively stealing hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of property rights from American citizens who had properly obtained ownership of land formerly owned by the federal government.
This will be a curious experience in community living. Read the members bios and see what kind of advice you might expect to be dispensed. This Washington first bears watching... http://wdfw.wa.gov/news/mar1014b/
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Please review this important press release, and respond! Your response will become part of the public record. Make sure to copy your responses to your legislators! Part of the problem we have as property owners is the continuous loss of land to the state and to private/public partnerships! The tax base is shrinking, and our resources are being taken off the table, we need this land to be productive! http://wdfw.wa.gov/news/jan1314b/ Below is the text! January 13, 2014 Contact: Lauri Vigue, (360) 902-2549 WDFW seeks comments on land acquisition proposals OLYMPIA - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is inviting public comment through Jan. 31 on current proposals to acquire land for fish and wildlife habitat and public recreation.
ATTEND THIS IMPORTANT HEARING IN OLYMPIA Reform the Growth Management Act! If you can make it to this hearing, then by all means do so! This is a workshop regarding making changes to the GMA! Senator Pam Roach will be introducing bills this week to reform the GMA! Imagine the impact of a full hearing room, show Senator Roach your support, and show others in Olympia this reform must be accomplished! See hearing and bill information below! Thursday, January 16, 2014, 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM Capitol Campus -John A. Cherberg Building 304 15th Avenue SW, Olympia, WA Senate Hearing Room 2 Hearing hosted by Senator Pam Roach regarding issues with the Growth Management Act, and potential reforms needed. Also, Olympia Tea Party will have a hospitality suite at Conference Room A,B,C on the first floor of the same building.
Many Celebrated the Endangered Species Act's 40th year, yet, the clear minded are looking more closely at the results. While it is true that many species are more abundant than they were when the Act was passed in 1973, it is also true that the costs and unintended consequences of the law have burdened private property owners, our food producers, and the economy of the United States. Some of this is examined in the links below. While digesting the work of others collected below will be somewhat time consuming, an understanding of the Endangered Species Act and the events and effects it has brought about will be worth while.