Timber Companies spraying Roundup??…

 

forest weed spraying

forest weed spraying

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We were talking the other day about what is taking place on the coastal regions of Oregon and Washington. The timber companies have decide to spray the newly logged off hillsides with pesticides (similar to “Roundup”). You know the one!? Most Americans use it to kill off weeds on the sidewalks, driveways and patios. Yes that Roundup.

So of course the reasoning is that the underbrush that grows up, after a hillside is logged off, is competing too much with newly planted trees and so must be hindered. Brush like blackberries, grass, foxglove, young alder saplings, and other low growth. These pesticides (herbicides) don’t just fall from the delivery system they use they get picked up and drift with the wind. The intention is to spray on a newly planted hillside, BUT….   Where do you think it drifts to and what other animal and plant life get sprayed as well.

elk

elk

The elk herds in southwest Washington have hoof rot. Wonder what is causing that? Oregon and Washington are big states for the save the Salmon bunch and lots and lots of money has already been spent to help increase the salmon runs in all of the creeks and rivers that flow to the ocean. Gee, I wonder if more money will be spent to save the salmon for another 40 or 50 years. Looks like they will have to because now they have to study the salmon to see if they are being dwarfed, mutated and not spawning, or unable to.  And now the fish and wildlife people get to get money to study the elk to see why the hoof rot is happening. They will find mutations and other health problems with the wildlife.

What ever happened to, its illegal to spray dangerous herbicides and pesticides. With over-spray or wind drift, what is happening with the water supply? The water supply feeds water for human consumption as well as wildlife including bear, raccoon, squirrel, chipmunk, deer, elk, lynx, bobcat, mouse, salamander, frogs, bald eagle, osprey, salmon, trout,  beaver, moles, voles, the spotted owl (for gods sake), banana slug, snail, blue heron, woodpecker, Murrelet, Peregrine falcon, turtle,  goose, crane, Blue jay, hummingbirds, red tail hawk, goshawks, harrier hawk,  grouse,  wolves, coyote,  weasel,  mink, Bees, ferret plover, rabbit and many numerous insects. Look at this list and then compare it to the endangered species list and you will find quite a few on there. The eagle is a protected specie which carries an enormous fine but do they think of what the spray is doing to them? What about the precious wetland?

When did it become okay to spray something more dangerous than DDT???

seal with pups

seal with pups

 

 

owl

owl

lynx

lynx

 

 

http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2015/05/whistleblower_videos_reveal_he.html

https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/oregon-helicopters-spray-weed-killers-near-people-under-west-coasts-weakest-protections

 

 

This is happening internationally also! What will other countries do about this?

 

I am adding some information about roundup and what it is doing to people and wildlife. The effects on the forage or food source for wildlife DOES have adverse affects. The timber companies spraying t5his toxic chemical in order to allow trees to grow better and stronger is a myth. Please read the following articles about the dangers of glysophate (Roundup).

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/07/30/glyphosate-toxicity.aspx

http://healthimpactnews.com/2014/is-glyphosate-responsible-for-your-health-problems/

http://foeeurope.org/sites/default/files/press_releases/foee_5_environmental_impacts_glyphosate.pdf

http://www.gmo-free-regions.org/conference2010/press.html

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Mitigation plan for solar farm in Nevada…

So we have some interesting revelations in the Nevada Solar Farm and the information that is on the mitigation plan. First what you must know is in the past when there has been an endangered species located on a piece of land, it has been a big controversy. Usually the “save the whatever bunch” come out in droves. Yet on this issue they have been extremely quiet and extremely absent.

The Desert Tortoise is resident on the land that will be used for the solar farm. They are thriving and doing well. BUT, and here comes the BUT, if the tortoise is relocated the land can be used. Yes I said relocated. In the case of the Spotted owl this species was not relocated in order to log. All logging had to stop. The endangered species act required the logging to no longer take place in the area defined by the “scientists” of the ecology bunch.

So we see the bottom line is that the mitigation fee for a 30 year plan will be $3,000,000.00 yes million.

A mitigation action plan is usually put together by NGO’s, GO’s and public input. Did the public have much if any input to this plan? So where is and how did a national conservation area get identified?

The following is taken directly from the Regional Mitigation Strategy for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone

 

Proposed Mitigation Actions and Locations.

The Gold Butte ACEC is preliminarily recommended as the best recipient location for regional mitigation from the Dry Lake SEZ. This ACEC is located 32 miles (51 km) east of the Dry Lake SEZ

The total cost of affecting the protection of this
ACEC for 30 years, the expected term of a solar development right-of-way, is about $9 million. The
Gold Butte ACEC is about 350,000 acres, and the cost is about $25.92 per acre. The total mitigation fee
expected to be collected for the Dry Lake SEZ if full build-out of the 3,591 developable acres in the
SEZ occurs is approximately $6.6million (see Section 2.6).
Enough for now but ask yourself how much money does it take to save a desert tortoise. How many lively hoods are changed forever so that the Kyoto agreement is complete and how much land in the US has to be taken so that other countries can have enough carbon credits? How much money does conservation really require?
In any given situation when land is involved follow the money. Follow the money and you will find an under current of money that seems endless. Look closely at the mitigation plan, study it and you will find an enormous amount of money flowing into some pockets. It is not a drip it is a flood.

The beginning of the nightmare on Grays River…

We had been on the farm for a couple of years and were looking at drowning under doctor bills. My husband and I started talking about contacting the environmental groups about selling the development rights to our 60 acres.  To do so we would have to contact any ecology group to see if they would be interested.

I was very reluctant to do so. I had a father that worked in facilities at Boeing and knew all the hoops they had to jump thru to acquire a piece of property . In some cases they would buy a piece and find out that the ecology (save the…now bunch) would tie up the property in litigation. The ecology groups would not allow building due to a Heron nesting, or an eagle feeding or a duck squatting or a horse flying or some other thing or another that might or might not be on the endangered list. I had followed the tree huggers, the mother earthers, the hippie throw backs, the recycle fanatics and all the rest. Doing their sit ins or tree hanging or protesting just to protest (yeah man we’re livin’ the dream), the property destruction, Eco-terrorism and  whatever else they do. I had also followed the whole Global warming, ecology now, greenhouse gas threat,  the coming ice age, the endangered species spotted owl. Of course the country forgot about the spotted owl for a time, because of global warming, but the spotted owl is back in the news. Looks like the experts think killing off another species of owl will save the spotted owl. This is the thinking of the ever elite ecologist, biologist, geomorphologist and any other ‘ologist on the band wagon for saving the earth from what? The HUMAN!

Little did I know when we found the farm we were buying right in the middle of spotted owl country.

Where are all the tree huggers and activists????

English: Northern Spotted Owl (Strix occidenta...

English: Northern Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis caurina). Six Rivers National Forest, NW California http://www.flickr.com/photos/usfsregion5/3699675982/.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I work for a large retailer and think it is quite fascinating that no activist is on them about waste. With all of the recycling programs and save the planets nuts out there they do no not talk about the amount of cardboard, plastic, Styrofoam that is used in packaging any thing to sell. I do a lot of stocking freight and find the amount of card board overwhelming. The spotted owl was a way to save the trees. The controlled logging was a way to end cutting trees. The shutting down of logging roads and access was a way to save the health of trees. On the flip side the groups(you know who you are) will protest till the cows come home about clear cut logging but they will never touch the end user of that product. The consumer. This consumer is in the way of manufactures that package the product for resale. They then put it into other packaging to send to next corporation and so on a so on. Yet you never see them getting up in arms about the amount of cardboard and plastic used by these middle giants. Drive by a big box store on any given week and you will see bails and bails of cardboard waiting to be disposed of in some manner. Now they will tell you that it is going back to be made into cardboard again. Is it really?

Why is every thing put into a box and then into another box. Why is there so much cardboard put into making one of those snazzy displays that might only be in your local store for a couple of days.

The very same people that will protest the use of this or that, in the environment, will not give up their own instant gratification consumerism. It had better be in the store when I want it. They will be willing to watch a whole family be destroyed. Their land taken away. So what! But if the local retailer does not have the product they want they will cry, pout, shout the roof tops off of the building because they did not get what they wanted when they wanted it.

The very same people will not throw anything away for it might do something to the planet. Or they might not be seen as a good person, their neighbors might not like them. But that’s okay they have a lot of Likes on Facebook. If of course you throw nothing away but no one is seeing you what are you, we have watched those shows before,  Hoarders  haven’t you.  That is a whole psychology subject in and of itself and we won’t discuss that problem.