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Friday, April 11, 2014

Bureau of Land Management Over-Reach Of Militarization Empowerment Against Private Citizens In Nevada (As of April 11, 2014 -Still Developing)


[The Oathkeepers Organization issued a Press Release regarding the still developing Federal Bureau Of Land Management Over-reach with abuse of power with 200 militarized armed agents literally acting as if they are in some kind of hostile enemy occupation zone in an occupied foreign country.  I have added additional video to their Press Release.  -- Brianroy]

 http://youtu.be/lpnFG4mfWo4





Press Release -- April 10, 2014 


Coalition of Western State Legislators, Sheriffs, and Veterans Stand Vigil in Support of Embattled Nevada Rancher, Cliven Bundy ‘To Prevent Another Ruby Ridge or Waco”

A Delegation of state legislators, lead by Washington State Representative Matt Shea, along with a  delegation of current serving Sheriffs, lead by Sheriff Richard Mack of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, and military and police members of Oath Keepers, are converging on the site of a stand-off between federal law enforcement and Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy, to prevent bloodshed and to stand in defense of hardworking rural Americans who are under assault by a runaway federal government. 

LAS VEGAS, NV, April 10, 2014

The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA.org), led by retired Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack, and the Oath Keepers organization (oathkeepers.org) are assisting Washington State Representative Matt Shea in organizing a delegation of current serving Western state legislators and Sheriffs to travel to the site of a tense stand-off between Bunkerville, Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).  The delegation is traveling to Nevada to support a coalition of current serving Nevada legislators being organized by Nevada State Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, of Las Vegas, to stand vigil at the Bundy ranch to prevent Federal Government provocation of violence resulting in another Ruby Ridge or Waco type incident.  They also hope that their example of oath-sworn public servants defending the rights of the people will prompt Clark County, Nevada Sheriff Douglas Gillespie and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval to honor their oaths of office by taking real action to defend the rights of the Bundy family, the rights of all Nevadans, and the sovereignty of the State of Nevada.


Yesterday, April 9, 2014, Nevada State Assemblywoman Michele Fiore served the first watch in this vigil shortly after Cliven Bundy’s son, Ammon Bundy, was tazered by BLM “Rangers” during a heated confrontation.  The video of that confrontation can be seen here:

 http://youtu.be/LhJ6H9vlEDA




The courage and resolve displayed by Ammon Bundy and his relatives is inspiring, and may well go down in history as a watershed moment – a turning of the tide.  But the above video also amply demonstrates the heavy-handed behavior of the BLM that risks escalating an already volatile situation into open bloodshed, that, once begun, may spiral out of anyone’s control.


It is necessary that current serving public servants step in-between the protesters and the BLM, to protect the rights of the people and to prevent violence against them by the militarized federal law enforcement that are massing near the ranch to continue the forced confiscation (theft) of  Bundy’s cattle, while they also restrict all access to huge tracts of public land, and attempt to restrict the free speech of protesters with their absurd “First Amendment Area” (which the protesters are ignoring, to their honor).


The Oath Keepers organization, comprised of 40,000 current serving and former military, police, and first responders, is also calling on its members and all other patriotic Americans to join the vigil at the Bundy ranch under the leadership of the current serving legislators and sheriffs.  The goal is to have at least one current serving state legislator and at least one sheriff on the ground at all times until this is over.  And they will be backed by a large number of military and police veterans, as well as dedicated patriotic Americans from all walks of life, to interpose and defend the rights of the protesters and to keep an eye on the actions of the BLM and any other federal law enforcement present, to prevent a recurrence of the horrid abuses seen at Ruby Ridge and Waco, and to hopefully pressure the Clark County Sheriff and the Nevada Governor to step up and do their constitutional duty.


Regardless, please tell everyone you know to be praying for a peaceful resolution to this situation and for the safety of the brave patriots headed there and on the ground there right now.


As Assemblywoman Fiore said yesterday during the launch of her vigil, “we are here because the Governor is not.” And she will remain there until Governor Sandoval steps up to do his job, by defending the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Nevada, as he swore to do when he took office.  And Assemblywoman Fiore will not stand alone.  Other brave public servants will honor their oaths by standing with her, and there are thousands of Americans now on their way to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with them.    Governor Sandoval did at least, finally, state the following:
“Most disturbing to me is the BLM’s establishment of a ‘First Amendment Area’ that tramples upon Nevadans’ fundamental rights under the U.S. Constitution. To that end, I have advised the BLM that such conduct is offensive to me and countless others and that the ‘First Amendment Area’ should be dismantled immediately. No cow justifies the atmosphere of intimidation which currently exists nor the limitation of constitutional rights that are sacred to all Nevadans. The BLM needs to reconsider its approach to this matter and act accordingly.”


But the Governor needs to take the next step and go there in person, as is his duty, and order the Nevada Highway Patrol to actively interpose and stand between the people and an out of control BLM, to make sure the BLM actually reconsiders its approach to this matter and acts accordingly.  And he needs to speak out directly on the issue of federal subversion of what were supposed to be state lands, and the intentional destruction of rural America.  Silence in the face of tyranny implies consent.   Governor Sandoval needs to be sure he is not silent.


This is not about cattle.  This is about power, and the trampling of rights.  It’s about a systemic power grab and abuse of power by the federal government as it runs roughshod over the rights of honest, hard-working rural Americans and over the rights of all the Western states.  This is not an isolated incident.  It is but the latest in a long train of abuses aimed at subjecting rural Americans to absolute despotism while destroying the property rights, economy, and independence of the rural West, in particular, and eventually wiping out all of rural America.  This is an attack on all of the West, which is why patriotic legislators and lawmen from all over the West are answering the call to defend it.


And it is not just ranching that is under attack.  It is also mining, farming, logging, fishing, oil and gas, and any other industry that uses natural resources or the land.   This is a full spectrum, frontal assault on the rural West.   Ultimately, it is about bankrupting and impoverishing independent rural Americans to bring on a planned depopulation of the West.

This is truly a range war, and it is being waged by all three branches of the federal government, including complicit federal judges who “make it legal” through their willful rulings that strip away any meaningful redress or shelter for ranchers and farmers who have worked the land for generations only to now be told that they can no longer do so because of one endangered species or another.  Entire regions of the West are being shut down and impoverished using this tactic.


In this case, the Bundy family has run cattle on that same range since 1877 and they used to have fifty-two neighboring ranchers who did the same.  Now, using the Desert Tortoise as the weapon of choice, 

 http://youtu.be/HPPQscc7kNc




the federal government has run all the other ranchers in Clark County, Nevada out of business, and Cliven Bundy truly is the last man standing.   And it is also about all Nevadans being “prohibited” from using their own “Public Land” and the fact that the Feds were imposing their will over the state and it’s people at gun-point.


Unless We the People begin to take a meaningful stand now, in full support of our patriotic state public servants who are willing to lead us, the domestic enemies of the Constitution will not stop until the West is a land of ghost towns, devoid of people, and we are all crammed into city slums, totally dependent and weak, with no protection of our rights, like third-world urbanized peons under the arbitrary and capricious control of corrupt dictators.  Remember the immortal words of Frederick Douglass:

Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.


Under the Founders design, the states were to control their own land, unless, and until, the federal government purchased a particular piece of land, with the consent of the state legislature, for a fort, magazine, arsenal, dock-yard, etc.


As Article One, Section 8, Clause 17 states, Congress has the power:
To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings.


When did the Federal government purchase the millions of acres in Nevada it claims to own?   When did the legislature of Nevada ever consent to it?   Where are the forts, magazine, arsenals, dock-yards, and other needful buildings on that land?  Where in the Constitution does it say the federal government can keep 80% of a state when it is admitted into the Union?  Nowhere.  And yet the federal government totally ignores the limited powers of Article I, Section 8, Clause 17, doctrine of equal footing, whereby new states admitted to the Union were to enter it on an equal footing with the original states.  Why doesn’t Virginia have 80% of its land claimed by the federal government?   Why doesn’t Ohio?  It is only in the West that this absurdity exists (and it is not just in Nevada.  Similar abuses are seen in the rest of the West).


And now, the federal government is not even content with that.  It wants to control all of the land, and stop all beneficial use, by having complicit federal judges use the catch-all “commerce clause” to turn the Constitution on its head, inventing a general police power of Congress to regulate anything and everything, which is the basis for the entire modern regulatory leviathan that is now strangling and stomping rural America into the dust in the name of the Desert Tortoise, the Spotted Owl, the Delta Smelt (used to deny water to California farmers) and even prairie dogs (with Utah farmers who have farmed for generations told by the EPA that they could no longer till their land because it is now “prairie dog habitat”).

 http://youtu.be/wkXbV9X6XX0




We must stand now, or see our children impoverished and enslaved in their own country.


As Thomas Paine said: “If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.” That is a timeless truth that we must accept and embrace, lest we be cursed by future generations as cowards who sold them into slavery for the sake of our own fleeting comfort.  As Paine also said, “those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.”


It is vital that the Western States stand up now for the rights of their people and in defense of their state sovereignty.   As Thomas Jefferson and James Madison taught us in 1798, in the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, when the federal government violates the Constitution by claiming powers never granted, it is the duty of the states – all three branches of the state, and at every level, from the Governor down to the local dog catcher – to nullify and interpose to protect the rights of the people and to defend the dual-sovereignty design of this Republic.


In contrast to Sheriff Gillespie, who is truly AWOL in his failure to defend the people of his county, there have been Nevada Sheriffs who take their oaths seriously, such as the legendary Sheriff Jones of Eureka County, Nevada and Nye County Sheriff Tony De Meo, who successfully defended rancher Wayne Hage against BLM abuse.


We wouldn’t even be in this confrontation at the Bundy Ranch if Gillespie took his oath seriously, but even without him, it is time to get it done, and with Nevada State Assemblywoman Fiore and her brave coalition of Nevada legislators leading the way, and joined by a growing coalition of staunch constitutionalist public servants from many states, we will defend the West.

 http://youtu.be/reYHqsfF-j0





We therefore call on all liberty-loving Americans who can possibly make it to Bunkerville, Nevada to join us in this vigil, NOW, in direct support of oath-keeping Western lawmakers and lawmen as they stand guard over the rights of the people and begin to push back against federal abuse.  Come take a meaningful stand, in a real fight where it counts the most – in our states.  This is far, far more important than any trip to Washington D.C. to wave signs and yell at a deaf and blind Congress, White House, or Supreme Court.  This is where the real battle is, and where you belong.  This is where you can make a real difference, and begin the restoration of the Republic, from the bottom up.


And we call on all who cannot be there in person to be there in spirit, and to hold a prayer vigil for the duration of this struggle, asking that the Lord grant us wisdom, courage, humility, and His protection while we take this stand for our children’s future.  Truly, where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” 2 Corinthians 3:17


We humbly endeavor, to the utmost extent of our power, to follow in the footsteps of our Founding Fathers when, in their time of great trial, they proclaimed “and for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

[signed]


Michele Fiore, Nevada State Assemblywoman, District 4, on behalf of a growing coalition of Nevada State legislators
Matt Shea, Washington State 4th District State Representative, on behalf of a growing delegation of Western state legislators.
Sheriff Richard Mack (Retired), for the CSPOA (as well as a member of the Board of Directors of Oath Keepers), on behalf of a delegation of current serving Sheriffs
Stewart Rhodes, Founder and President of Oath Keepers on behalf of the Board of Directors of Oath Keepers and 40,000 Oath Keepers members



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Update:  5:48 p.m. PST   April 11, 2014

http://www.infowars.com/breaking-sen-harry-reid-behind-blm-land-grab-of-bundy-ranch/

 

Breaking: Sen. Harry Reid Behind BLM Land Grab of Bundy Ranch


BLM attempted cover-up of Sen. Reid/Chinese gov’t takeover of ranch for solar farm


Kit Daniels
Infowars.com


 

April 11, 2014
The Bureau of Land Management, whose director was Sen. Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) former senior adviser, has purged documents from its web site stating that the agency wants Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle off of the land his family has worked for over 140 years in order to make way for solar panel power stations.



Corrupt Democratic Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) working with the Chinese gov't to take land from hard-working Americans.


Corrupt Democratic Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) working with the Chinese gov’t to take land from hard-working Americans.


Deleted from BLM.gov but reposted for posterity by the Free Republic, the BLM document entitled “Cattle Trespass Impacts” directly states that Bundy’s cattle “impacts” solar development, more specifically the construction of “utility-scale solar power generation facilities” on “public lands.”

“Non-Governmental Organizations have expressed concern that the regional mitigation strategy for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone utilizes Gold Butte as the location for offsite mitigation for impacts from solar development, and that those restoration activities are not durable with the presence of trespass cattle,” the document states.


The first segment of the document pulled by the feds from BLM.gov.


The first segment of the document pulled by the feds from BLM.gov.

Another BLM report entitled Regional Mitigation Strategy for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone (BLM Technical Note 444) reveals that Bundy’s land in question is within the “Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone and surrounding area” which is part of a broad U.S. Department of Energy program for “Solar Energy Development in Six Southwestern States” on land “managed” by BLM.


The second segment of the document pulled by the feds from BLM.gov.


The second segment of the document pulled by the feds from BLM.gov.

“In 2012, the BLM and the U.S. Department of Energy published the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for Solar Energy Development in Six Southwestern States,” the report reads. “The Final Solar Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement assessed the impact of utility-scale solar energy development on public lands in the six southwestern states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah.”


Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone and surrounding area (Click to enlarge.)

Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone and surrounding area  
(Click to enlarge.)

“The Approved Resource Management Plan Amendments/Record of Decision (ROD) for Solar Energy Development in Six Southwestern States implemented a comprehensive solar energy program for public lands in those states and incorporated land use allocations and programmatic and SEZ-specific design features into land use plans in the six-state study area.”

Back in 2012, the New American reported that Harry Reid’s son, Rory Reid, was the chief representative for a Chinese energy firm planning to build a $5-billion solar plant on public land in Laughlin, Nevada.

And journalist Marcus Stern with Reuters also reported that Sen. Reid was heavily involved in the deal as well.


“[Reid] and his oldest son, Rory, are both involved in an effort by a Chinese energy giant, ENN Energy Group, to build a $5 billion solar farm and panel manufacturing plant in the southern Nevada desert,” he wrote. “Reid has been one of the project’s most prominent advocates, helping recruit the company during a 2011 trip to China and applying his political muscle on behalf of the project in Nevada.”


“His son, a lawyer with a prominent Las Vegas firm that is representing ENN, helped it locate a 9,000-acre (3,600-hectare) desert site that it is buying well below appraised value from Clark County, where Rory Reid formerly chaired the county commission.”


Although these reports are in plain view, the mainstream media has so far ignored this link.
The BLM’s official reason for encircling the Bundy family with sniper teams and helicopters was to protect the endangered desert tortoise, which the agency has previously been killing in mass due to “budget constraints.”


“A tortoise isn’t the reason why BLM is harassing a 67 year-old rancher; they want his land,” journalist Dana Loesch wrote. “The tortoise wasn’t of concern when [U.S. Senator] Harry Reid worked with BLM to literally change the boundaries of the tortoise’s habitat to accommodate the development of his top donor, Harvey Whittemore.”


“Reid is accused of using the new BLM chief as a puppet to control Nevada land (already over 84% of which is owned by the federal government) and pay back special interests,” she added. “BLM has proven that they’ve a situational concern for the desert tortoise as they’ve had no problem waiving their rules concerning wind or solar power development. Clearly these developments have vastly affected a tortoise habitat more than a century-old, quasi-homesteading grazing area.”
“If only Cliven Bundy were a big Reid donor.”


Update: The Drudge Report, the #1 news aggregate site in the world, has now picked up this story. Unfortunately for the BLM, the documents they wanted to delete are now exposed for the world to see.


Update #2: ENN Energy Group describes itself as a “privately-owned clean energy distributor in China.” However, as the People’s Republic of China is a single-party state governed by the Communist Party, all large companies in China, one way or the other, are either controlled or are heavily influenced by the Chinese government.

End of the 5:48 p.m. Pacific Update with a side note.    A Big THANK YOU to INFOWARS.com and Kit Daniels for uncovering the criminal corruption of Senator Harry Reid and his son to deny U.S. Citizens of their Constitutional rights and property.  Harry Reid and son need to spend every last day they have on earth as convicted felons behind bars, in maximum security under isolation with NO PARDON AND NO PAROLE!!!  -- Brianroy



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--Update 6:06 p.m
 
Video:  BREAKING! Sen Reid Chinese Gov't Takeover Of Ranch For Solar Farm
 http://youtu.be/zWok0IGI2Jo





Also check out the article

"BLM Action in Nevada is Unconstitutional, Here’s Why









A direct violation of Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17 of the Constitution
 
[by] Kurt Nimmo"

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Update: early a.m. April 12, 2014

Infowars reporter and news anchor, David Knight, talks with Richard Jensen, one of the more than 50 Ranchers who were crushingly oppressed and forced out of business by the Federal Bureau of Land Management over the bogus Desert Tortoise and Land Grab Scheme under President Bill Clinton's Administration.  
 

"Infowars reporter David Knight talks to a rancher in Nevada that was threatened by the BLM and eventually forced to sell property that had been in his family for generations."





 In 2008, a report, beginning on page 47 of this ff. pdf link of 


lists at the top of page 48 that the Bureau of Land Management, or BLM, "is the primary land manager for the desert tortoise habitat (USFWS 1994)."   

USFWS =  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

 Page 49
6) Piute-Eldorado DWMA is located in the Eastern Mohave Recovery Unit in Clark County, Nevada. Current densities of desert tortoises are 40 to 90 adults per squaremile. Land is owned by the National Park Service (NPS), BLM and private entities.


Page 50 


8) Coyote Spring DWMA is located in the Northeastern Mohave Recovery Unit in Lincoln and Clark Counties, Nevada. Current densities of desert tortoises are 0 to 90 adults per square mile. 
9) Gold Butte-Pakoon DWMA is located in the Northeastern Mohave Recovery Unit in Mohave County, Arizona and Clark County, Nevada. Current densities of
desert tortoises are 5 to 56 adults per square mile. Land is owned by the BLM,
NPS and private entities. 
10) Mormon Mesa DWMA is located in the Northeastern Mohave Recovery Unit in Clark and Lincoln Counties, Nevada. Current densities of desert tortoises are 41 to 87 subadults and adults per square mile. Land is owned by the BLM, Union
Pacific Railroad, and private entities.



 The Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program

 posts the following which SHOULD have been done...the option of relocating the Desert Tortoise, and I have enlarged, emboldened and / or underlined some of their own words for emphasis:


Habitat Conservation Plan

      Species Specific Conservation Requirements
The Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) provides conservation measures specific to each species. These, as well as the Avoidance and Minimization, Research and Monitoring, and Conservation Area Management measures are listed for each species. Section 14.2 of the Implementing Agreement provides a process for making changes to the conservation measures that are minor or of a technical nature. Conservation measures with minor modifications are noted.
The following shows species specific conservation measures. Click on the arrows to see the conservation measures and the expanded write-ups.
Desert Tortoise (Mojave Population)
DETO1—Acquire and protect 230 acres of existing unprotected occupied habitat (completed)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Concurrence 8-18-11
Consistent with the mitigation measures identified in the document “Compensation for Desert Tortoise” (Desert Tortoise Conservation Team 1991), the LCR MSCP will acquire and protect 230 acres of unprotected occupied desert tortoise habitat. The acquired habitat will be transferred to an appropriate management agency for permanent protection of species’ habitat. Although creation of replacement habitat is not considered feasible, protecting existing occupied habitat will ensure that implementation of covered activities and LCR MSCP conservation measures do not adversely affect the existing distribution, abundance, or population viability of the desert tortoise within the LCR MSCP planning area.
DETO2—Avoid impacts on individuals and their burrows
To avoid and minimize  impacts on desert tortoise, the following measures, which are derived from USFWS's Field Survey Protocol for Any Federal Action That May Occur within the Range of the Desert Tortoise (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1992) and the Desert Tortoise Council's Guidelines for Handling Desert Tortoises during Construction Projects (Desert Tortoise Council 1994), will be implemented.
  1. Before implementing non-flow-related covered activities and LCR MSCP conservation measures in desert tortoise habitat, presence or absence surveys will be conducted using approved USFWS survey protocols to locate desert tortoises and their burrows (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1992). The number and location of all tortoises or tortoise sign (e.g., shells, bones, scutes, limbs, scats, burrows, pellets, tracks, egg shell fragments, courtship rings, drinking sites, and mineral licks) that occur within the project area and its zone of influence and whether any tortoises occur outside of the project area whose home ranges may overlap the project area or its zone of influence should be identified. The project area is defined as any area that will be cleared or partially cleared; have vehicles on or adjacent to it; be temporarily or permanently used for equipment or materials storage, loading, or unloading; or will have its soil or vegetation damaged, fragmented, or disturbed. Desert tortoise presence or absence surveys should be conducted during the typical period of activity for the tortoise (i.e., March 25 to May 31). Surveys should be conducted during daylight hours. The USFWS considers the results of a presence or absence survey, including the zone of influence, to be valid for no more than 1 year, though the time period may be significantly reduced, depending on project size, location, or proximity to other land disturbance.
  2. If desert tortoises are present, the covered activity or LCR MSCP activity will be modified to avoid take of individuals and their burrows. However, if impacts cannot be avoided, clearance surveys will be conducted to locate desert tortoises that will be removed and relocated to other habitat areas. Clearance surveys should be conducted to locate all desert tortoises above and below ground within the project area that would be temporarily relocated or salvaged using the USFWS clearance survey protocol (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1992). Clearance surveys should be conducted immediately prior to surface disturbance at each site within the project area. Surveys should be conducted during daylight hours.
  3. If impacts cannot be avoided, desert tortoises should be removed and relocated to other habitat areas, if appropriate. The Desert Tortoise Council guidelines for determining whether tortoises should be moved, mapping tortoise burrows, determining whether burrows should be excavated, finding tortoises in burrows, excavating burrows, constructing artificial burrows, handling tortoise eggs, handling tortoises, processing tortoises, translocating tortoises, and releasing tortoises should be followed (Desert Tortoise Council 1994).
AMM5—Avoid impacts of operation, maintenance, and replacement of hydroelectric generation and transmission facilities on covered species in the LCR MSCP planning area
To the extent practicable, before implementing activities associated with OM&R of hydroelectric generation and transmission facilities, measures will be identified and implemented that are necessary to avoid take of covered species where such activities could otherwise result in take. These measures could include conducting surveys to determine if covered species are present and, if so, deferring the implementation of activities to avoid disturbance during the breeding season; redesigning the activities to avoid the need to disturb covered species habitat use areas; staging of equipment outside of covered species habitats; delineating the limits of vegetation control activities to ensure that only the vegetation that needs to be removed to maintain infrastructure is removed; stockpiling and disposing of removed vegetation in a manner that minimizes the risk of fire; and implementing BMPs to control erosion when implementing ground disturbing activities.



I have a couple of questions for the Bureau of Land management:  If the Desert Tortoise repopulates at a high rate, and begins to be frequent roadkill in portions of Las Vegas, will the Bureau of Land Management next tell residents of 30 and 40 years and more that they can no longer live there, and have to give up and move out of their home at pennies on the dollar because the Bureau of Land Management and various Environmental Nuts live under the delusion that the Desert Tortoise has more rights than humans under their guidelines, and the BLM is utterly incompetent and incapable of packing ("removing" and "salvaging") a bunch of them up and moving them to habitats in remote Federal Desert Lands elsewhere in Nevada? 

 On page 58 of the above cited pdf, we are told that "Freeways, highways, paved roads, dirt roads,and railroads pose a threat to this species (USFWS 1994)."   Should we next expect the Bureau of Land Management to claim it has the right to shut down both Interstate 15 (which runs THROUGH Las Vegas) and all railroad traffic from Clark County Nevada, on down through San Bernardino County California because of the Desert Tortoise excuse?  

After all, the context of the paragraph in which the above quote is found on page 58 of the above pdf link used by the Bureau of Land Management as its guide, states:

 "Freeways, highways, paved roads, dirt roads, and railroads pose a threat to this species (USFWS 1994). Desert tortoise populations are depleted up to a mile or more on either side of roads when average daily traffic is greater than 180 vehicles (Nicholson 1978 in USFWS 1994). Dirt roads, which do not get much vehicle use, can cause depression in desert tortoise populations (Berry et al. 1986 in USFWS 1994). Tortoises can get caught in railroad tracks and overheat or get crushed by a train (U.S. Ecology 1989 in USFWS 1994)."    (emphasis mine)


 Give tyranny an inch, it will want to take a mile, (or in this instance two miles plus and more!):  so this Interstate 15 passageway corridor future land-grab concept which might be laughable now, might someday be argued by the BLM as a "necessary action" to make into a reality.  That is what we are up against in this BLM Militarization Over-reach of Power in Clark County, Nevada.  It is "Agenda 21" going onto steroids.



 End of April 12, 2014 early a.m. update 
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Final Update: April 12, 2014   6:34 p.m. Pacific


Bureau of Land Management Stands Down In Clark County Nevada?

Final Update on Cliven Bundy Operation:  BLM to stand down, return about half of the cattle it likely (and "allegedly) had not yet sold to Colorado Slaughterhouse to pay for this pro-Chinese Solar Panel and alleged criminal Harry Reid and Son initiated Land Grab Operation.





Confrontation of hundreds of Cliven Bundy  supporters with Bureau of Land Management intimidates BLM to threaten to shoot unarmed crowd of U.S. Citizens



Then, only after armed citizens showed up, the Feds cut off all communications in and out of the area
and consulted the Clark County Sheriff that they would do a stand down, unbeknownst to Cliven Bundy, hearing only that the Sheriff would agree to meet with him and his crowd at about 9 a.m. under an Interstate 15 overpass.

At about 9 a.m. their local time, the Clark County Sheriff was able to come out and address the gathering crowd (by then) of over 500 (with estimates of  up to 1,000, with ABC News in Las Vegas reporting a crowd of 900  http://abcnews.go.com/US/nevada-cattle-rancher-wins-range-war-federal-government/story?id=23302610    ) on a microphone speaker system that the BLM would stand down and let grazing resume on the range.  The Clark County Sheriff did not acknowledge the demands of the crowd on the return of Cliven Bundy’s cattle, and when given the microphone, an infuriated but calmly rational Cliven Bundy demanded that the BLM be disarmed by the Clark County Sheriff and his deputies, the weapons put on the stage where the megaphone was set up and the crowds had gathered, and then to the effect to get the hell out. 




A 30 day no-fly zone issued over the range area by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) remains in effect, while the Feds promised to return only about half of the 300 cattle stolen by the BLM.  The Bundy family had hired a small plane to fly over the range to see if the stolen cattle are on the range in a hidden place rather than believe the discreet information that they were allegedly shipped days ago, allegedly to  a Colorado meat packing slaughterhouse, and allegedly sold at profit (a cow can sell for $1,200 to up to $1,500 apiece)  by the Feds to help pay for the Land and Private Property Grab operation.

  End of Final Update: April 12, 2014   6:34 p.m. Pacific

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[[[[[Post Script Update: April 13, 2014 

Infowars video shows what happened in communications blackout and stand-down on April 12, and that only a very few civilians were armed, contrary to earlier reports that indicated more than what the video indicates were.

 


WND does a follow up report late April 12, 2014

http://www.wnd.com/2014/04/reid-smelling-anything-but-rosy-in-ranch-fight/


 and posts video on how tense the sentiment was in an April 9, 2014 video.



 End of Post Script Update: April 13, 2014 ]]]]]]

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