Fw: Fw: Please no kiteboard ban
- ----- Original Message -----From: Steve LinaneTo: Jon BoltSent: Friday, May 01, 2009 9:19 PMSubject: Fw: Fw: Please no kiteboard banThis is from my neighbor , he has some good ideas lets put any or all of them to use . he used to writer for the Idaho Statesman . He wrote a book on mt. biking and he was in with the tamarack group .----- Original Message -----From: Steve StuebnerSent: Friday, May 01, 2009 8:00 PMSubject: RE: Fw: Please no kiteboard ban
Hi Chris and Steve,
Huh. I looked up kiteboarding and watched a Youtube video on it. Looks cool. I wonder if they think there is some perceived impact to bird life? I dont understand the reasoning in her decision.
I have been reading in the news about Deer Flat NWR gearing up to restrict more activities on Lake Lowell . While they do have management authority around the edges of the reservoir, I thought the Bureau of Reclamation managed the actual reservoir. Its possible that you could try to talk to the Bureau people and see if they concur, or basically who has authority over recreation on the water.
Ive seen at least one news piece about some other restriction theyre trying to make out there. It seems like they are acting quite quickly, arbitrarily and without due process.
Her statement here: While there are a number of activities occurring on the lake that were not authorized, these activities have been occurring for decades. They will be reviewed and addressed in our up-coming Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP).
Seems as though all activities like kiteboarding should be reviewed in the CCP. You might have the best luck by contacting Congressman Minnicks office, Crapos office and Rischs office, and ask to talk to a natural resources aide. Theyve mostly likely already got a file on this issue of recreation restrictions on Lake Lowell . Idaho Parks and Recreation is normally pro-recreation, so they might be weighing in on it, too.
You might also organize the kiteboarders so you can speak with more force, drown the refuge managers with letters of protest, asking to be added to the CCP (seems like the best short-term strategy) and write letters to the editor to the Press Tribune and Statesman. Call a TV reporter or print reporter and see if theyll do a story. Take them out and show them what you do.
Generally make a stink.
Good luck! Best, Steve
From: CMHEG@... [mailto:CMHEG@...]
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2009 3:04 PM
Subject: Fwd: Fw: Please no kiteboard ban
Chris Kelly across the street, here. Lake Lowell has decided to ban kiteboarders, and I wonder if you have any idea on how we can fight this. We think it is unfair and arbitrary. The windsurfers have been out there for years, and a lot of the windsurfers now kiteboard instead. Kiteboarding is also nothing new to Lake Lowell , and has a lot less environmental impact than most activities out there!
Thanks for taking a look at this and let me know what you think.
(AKA Chris Kelly) : 0 )
and here's Steve's email: stevelinane@...
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