Well this is a start and a good argument (Lake Woodruff NWR allows
"boating," and mentions the greater disturbance
from power-boating, water skiing, and aircraft to that of "over water
with little noise (e.g., sailing, wind surfing, rowing, and canoeing)") I
honesty cant think of anything else that is in our favor ( no noise ,on
pollutants ,very little wake .used only when its windy there for very little
Disturbance .) but this does not fit in there vision of , wildlife viewing
, education . hunting / fishing . but it does not detract from it , we just
need to get them to see it that way .
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom von Alten" <tva@...>
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <BoiseSailors@...>
Sent: Monday, July 19, 2010 1:02 PM
Subject: [BSA] Lake Lowell CCP -- examples and references
> Steve wrote:
>> I think our best shot is to see if we can find another location with in
>> the National Wildlife Refuge system that allows windsurfing and
>> That would set a precedent....
> Just finished a more comprehensive search through documents on fws.gov,
> and I can find EXAMPLES for both banning and allowing. And I can imagine
> someone writing an appropriateness and a compatibility finding either
> way for Deer Flat.
> Alligator River and Pea Island NWR disallow "kiteboarding and the use of
> personal watercraft": http://www.fws.gov/peaisland/reg.html
> J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge prohibits "kite surfing,
> kite boarding, wind surfing, sail boarding, and any similar type of
> activities." http://www.fws.gov/policy/library/2008/E8-12188.html
> But we want "pro" examples, so... I found two:
> The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge allows
> Lake Woodruff NWR allows "boating," and mentions the greater disturbance
> from power-boating, water skiing, and aircraft to that of "over water
> with little noise (e.g., sailing, wind surfing, rowing, and canoeing)"
> per a 1992 study. See pgs. 250 and 263-5 (PDF pgs 258, 271-3) of the April
> 2008 LAKE WOODRUFF NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE DRAFT COMPREHENSIVE
> PLAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (SE Region, Atlanta GA):
> This document shows the (or "a") nominal forms for "Appropriateness"
> and "Compatibility" findings.
> Some other useful references:
> The NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 1997
> defines "compatible use" as "a wildlife-dependent recreational use or
> any other use of a refuge that, in the sound professional judgment of
> the Director, will not materially interfere with or detract from the
> fulfillment of the mission of the System or the purposes of the refuge."
> The "any other use" loophole is what allows for non-priority activities,
> as long as they don't "materially interfere with or detract from."
> More readable summary:
> (Make sure you use your sailing outings for the purpose of viewing
> and we'll be a-ok? And don't block anyone else's view.)
> Note that the "process for determining compatible uses" involves this
> untidy business of public comment.
> The National Wildlife Refuge Administration Act, as amended:
> 16USC668dd (d)(3)(B) spells out the 9-step "compatibility
> determination" process.
> Tom von Alten http://fortboise.org/
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