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Save Stoneleigh from Condemnation
The Lower Merion School District has indicated it may use eminent domain to take Stoneleigh: a natural garden to build a new school and/or playing fields. Perhaps best known for the iconic hare sculpture located near the intersection of Spring Mill and County Line Roads in Villanova, Stoneleigh was the beloved home of the Haas family. Following the deaths of John and Chara Haas—whose ashes are scattered on the property—in an extraordinary act of generosity the estate of John Haas donated all of Stoneleigh to Natural Lands in 2016. The donation had a singular purpose: to open Stoneleigh up to the general public, so that everyone could enjoy this natural treasure free of charge. The Lower Merion School District has previously stated its interest in condemning a 6.9-acre portion of Stoneleigh: a natural garden, so that it can build new ball fields. On April 18, the district sent a letter to Natural Lands stating that it wants to inspect the rest of the 42-acre Stoneleigh garden “in anticipation of a potential condemnation of all or part of the property.” Natural Lands has told the District that we will fight, vigorously, any attempt at a taking. Unfortunately, saying “no” to the School District will not be enough. We need your help to send a clear message to the School District: should the Lower Merion School District take Stoneleigh, it would rob the residents of Lower Merion and the broader region of a one-of-a-kind community treasure. Please sign this petition: Tell the Lower Merion School Board and Superintendent Robert Copeland that Stoneleigh must remain preserved so that its beauty is available for all to enjoy forever, and that they should look elsewhere for a location for a school and playing fields. Visit www.SaveStoneleigh.org and www.Stoneleighgarden.org to learn more.
Petition to AL GORE, Jacqueline Pata, John Tahsuda III, Mia B. Love, Jacky Rosen, Dina Titus, Bruce Clark, Native American Rights Fund, Natalie A. Landreth, Matthew L. Campbell
Protect Bears Ears, Protect Sacred Native Lands
PROTECTING BEARS EARS NATIONAL MONUMENT President Trump’s action on December 4, 2017, to revoke and replace the Bears Ears National Monument is not only an attack on the five sovereign nations with deep ties to the Bears Ears region, it is a complete violation of the separation of powers enshrined in our Constitution. No president has ever revoked and replaced a national monument before because it is not legal to do so. Only Congress may alter a monument. In light of this blatant violation of law, the Native American Rights Fund, representing the Hopi Tribe, Pueblo of Zuni, and Ute Mountain Ute Tribe filed a lawsuit today to protect Bears Ears. (Download the complaint filed December 4, 2017.) Five tribes—Hopi Tribe, Navajo Nation, Pueblo of Zuni, Ute Indian Tribe, and Ute Mountain Ute Tribe—led the effort to establish the Bears Ears National Monument, an area still used for cultural and religious purposes. Increased looting of the estimated 100,000 plus structures, sites, and objects within every reach of the monument dictated the need for protections in the form of a monument designation. According to NARF Staff Attorney Matthew Campbell, “Bears Ears is one of the most important places for Indian Country, and that is why Indian Country came together to advocate for this important place. Trump’s attack on Bears Ears is an attack on all of us, and we will fight to protect it.” NARF Staff Attorney Natalie Landreth said “The Administration is not telling the truth. The Bears Ears monument as created by President Obama preserved hunting, fishing, gathering and grazing rights, and protected these incredible lands from widespread looting and oil, gas and mineral development.” No matter what the President said today, his action does the opposite: by its own terms, in 60 days the revoked lands are open to “entry, location, selection, sale” and “disposition under all laws relating to mineral and geothermal leasing” and “location, entry and patent under mining laws.” Landreth continued, “this is taking public lands that belong to the American people and selling to the highest bidder, there is just no other way to understand it.” This latest action follows on the heels of the Administration’s other actions against Tribes: (1) issuing the permit to the Dakota Access Pipeline, (2) issuing the permit to the Keystone XL, and (3) revoking the Executive Order to protect the Bering Sea on April 28th. Tribes vigorously opposed all of these efforts. The Administration uses the term “tribal sovereignty” but clearly does not understand what that means. Background: Rising from the center of the southeastern Utah landscape and visible from every direction are twin buttes so distinctive that in each of the native languages of the region their name is the same: Hoon’Naqvut, Shash Jáa, Kwiyagatu Nukavachi, Ansh An Lashokdiwe, or “Bears Ears.” For hundreds of generations, native peoples lived in the surrounding deep sandstone canyons, desert mesas, and meadow mountaintops, which constitute one of the densest and most significant cultural landscapes in the United States. Abundant rock art, ancient cliff dwellings, ceremonial sites, and countless other artifacts provide an extraordinary archaeological and cultural record that is important to us all, but most notably the land is profoundly sacred to many Native American tribes, including the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Navajo Nation, Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah Ouray, Hopi Nation, and Zuni Tribe. – Presidential Proclamation – Establishment of the Bears Ears National Monument (Dec. 28, 2016) Bears Ears at Sunset. Photo credit: Tim Peterson.Bears Ears at Sunset. Photo credit: Tim Peterson.Bears Ears has been home to Native peoples since time immemorial, and is cherished by Native peoples for its cultural, spiritual, and archaeological importance. Our presence, much in evidence today, covered the whole region and is manifested in migration routes, ancient roads, great houses, villages, granaries, hogans, wickiups, sweat lodges, corrals, petroglyphs and pictographs, tipi rings, and shade houses. Bears Ears contains hundreds of thousands of objects of historic and scientific importance, many traditional cultural properties, and many sacred sites. Tribes in the region continue to use the Bears Ears region to collect plants, minerals, objects, and water for religious and cultural ceremonies and medicinal purposes. Native people hunt, fish, and gather within Bears Ears, and they provide offerings and conduct ceremonies on the land. In fact, Bears Ears is so culturally and spiritually significant that some ceremonies use items that can only be harvested from Bears Ears. Bears Ears is in every way a home to the region’s Native people. Sadly, as they began planning to protect this landscape to which they hold such a deep connection, many Native Americans in the area also expressed a fear that speaking out about the significance of the land would lead to another loss – something else taken away from Native people. However, doing nothing was not an option. Looting, vandalism, and development were well underway. The desecration of these lands already was happening. Something had to be done to protect what was left. In 2010, the grassroots nonprofit organization, Utah Diné Bikéyah (UDB) was formed to help coordinate the Bears Ears Proposal, which sought protections for the Bears Ears region. UDB spent the next several years developing a comprehensive cultural mapping of the area. Using that information, detailed maps were prepared to show why 1.9 million acres should be set aside as a cultural landscape. Their work showed that the Bears Ears landscape is one discrete unit, bound together in numerous ways, and blending perfectly with other protected federal and tribal lands. Around the same time, more tribes in the region began to express their support the Bears Ears Proposal. The Hopi sent a letter of support, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, the Ute Indian Tribe, the Hualapai Tribal Council, the Pueblo Council of Governors, and others expressed support for the Bears Ears Proposal and the protection of the sacred landscape. And, in late 2014, after a series of town hall meetings and open houses, the Bears Ears proposal won 64% of support from San Juan County residents. The San Juan County Commissioners, however, chose to adopt an alternative proposal that received less than 1% of support. In January 2015, the San Juan County commissioners refused to work with UDB. So, tribal representatives contacted Utah Congressmen Bishop and Chafetz, explained their exclusion, and requested to be included in Representative Bishop’s ongoing Public Land Initiative. Subsequently, in February, the San Juan County Commissioners did agree to a series of meeting with the Navajo Nation, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, and UDB. However, only one month later, the San Juan Commissioners urged the Utah State Legislature to pass HB 3931, which undermined the Bears Ears proposal by designating large areas of the region as “Energy Zones” that would be fast-tracked for grazing, energy, and mineral development. Although the meetings between the county and Tribes did continue, they did not produce any results. And, for the final meeting, tribal representatives were told that they did not need to attend because the county commissioners did not require any further information from them. A final proposal was adopted by the county commissioners in August 2015, without input from the Tribes. Seals of the tribes participating in the Bears Ears Intertribal CoalitionHaving been completely frozen out of the local land management process, the Hopi Tribe, Navajo Nation, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Pueblo of Zuni, and Ute Indian Tribe, formally united to create the historic Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition to protect and preserve the homeland area they all care so deeply about. This was the first time that a coalition of sovereign, Native tribes had worked together for land protections. The Coalition proposed a National Monument designation for 1.9 million acres of ancestral land. With more than 100,000 archaeological sites, 1.9 million acres of land, and only one full-time law enforcement officer, the area represented the country’s most significant unprotected cultural landscape. Photo of Bears Ears Gathering, Summer 2016.Bears Ears Gathering, Summer 2016.In January 2016, Congressman Bishop released his Public Land Initiative (PLI) that included protection for 1.39 million acres of Bears Ears. While it did include land protections, it did not include tribal management of the area, which was a key tenet of the tribe’s Bears Ears Proposal. The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition did not support the PLI for several reasons, but one of the reasons was that the PLI Bill would have taken Ute tribal land and given it to the state of Utah. The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition continued to petition for their Bears Ears Proposal, and, in July 2016, federal officials, including Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell, met with Utah Governor Herbert’s office and made an official visit to the Bears Ears region. During that visit, Jewell attended a public meeting to hear comments from local residents. At that meeting, thousands of people attended, and more than 50 people commented. A majority of attendees spoke in favor of the Bears Ears designation. In December 2016, Congress adjourned without voting on Bishop’s PLI. With this lack of legislative action, President Obama released his Bears Ears National Monument proclamation on December 28, 2016. The form of Obama’s monument was a compromise between Bishop’s Public Land Initiative and the Coalition’s Bears Ears Proposal. At 1.35 million acres, the monument’s boundaries were closely aligned to those of the PLI, but the proclamation also included a management plan that empowered tribal leaders to provide guidance and recommendations on care of their ancestral lands. The designation was the culmination of local activism, coordinated outreach, and collaborative land-use management. Pictographs. Photo credit: Jonathan Bailey.Pictographs. Photo credit: Jonathan Bailey.President Obama proclaimed the Monument pursuant to his authority under the Antiquities Act, just as all presidents since Theodore Roosevelt had established national monuments. It was the culmination of more than six years of active effort on the part of five Native nations, local tribal people, and their allies to obtain protections for a region that is a sacred source of spiritual traditions and place of origin. On April 26, 2017, President Trump attacked this important designation. Trump signed an executive order directing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to conduct a review of the Bears Ears National Monument to determine if it was created without “public outreach and proper coordination.” However, the suggestion that the monument’s designation lacked outreach and coordination is disingenuous. The Bears Ears National Monument was created after years of advocacy and many public meetings in the region and in Washington, DC. The effort to protect Bears Ears was very long, very public, and very robust. That lengthy process over many years, sits in stark contrast to Secretary Zinke’s cursory 3-month review that introduced no new facts or analysis and completely ignored public sentiment. On August 24, 2017, Zinke submitted to the White House recommendations to shrink monuments, including Bears Ears. Despite Zinke’s claim to be giving the people their voice back, his recommendation to shrink the monuments ignored an outpouring of public support for Bears Ears and other monuments. More than 95% of comments received by the Department of the Interior supported keeping the national monuments, including 65% of comments from Utah residents. It did not matter. The only voices that were heard were those calling for increased development, increased exploitation, and reduced protections for a national treasure. Now, President Trump sits with Zinke’s recommendations in hand. However, the recommendations are pointless. Although Trump has stated that he will shrink the Monument, he does not have the authority to take such action. Under the Antiquities Act, the president may create national monuments. That is all. He or she may not diminish or revoke existing monuments—only Congress has that ability. Beginning with Theodore Roosevelt, Presidents have designated more than one hundred monuments throughout our country. No President has ever previously sought to abolish one by Executive Order because the Antiquities Act does not authorize the President to do so. If this unprecedented and unlawful action is allowed, the 129 national monuments across the United States will be at risk. The historic and cherished national monument system will be destabilized. Congress clearly did not intend for that result. It enacted the Antiquities Act to preserve America’s historic and scientific heritage for the benefit of current and future generations. Congress reserved to itself the authority to revoke or modify those monuments, and granted the President only the power to create them. The Native American Rights Fund (NARF) stands ready to defend that legal reality. NARF represents three of the five tribes in the Inter-Tribal Coalition—the Hopi Tribe, Pueblo of Zuni, and Ute Mountain Ute Tribe. Hands Off Bears Ears - Link to donation form. Currently, members of Congress are trying to push through legislation to give the President the authority he seeks, ignoring standard legislative procedure as they maneuver bills through without comment or debate. If the diminishment or abolishment of the Bears Ears National Monument is allowed to proceed, the Bears Ears area will be subject to the devastating damage of oil and gas drilling, uranium and potash mining, mineral exploration, uncontrolled off-road vehicle use, widespread vandalism and looting, and grave robbing. Furthermore, invaluable archaeological, paleontological, and faunal information will be lost to science and history. However, NARF is ready to fight for the Native nations who have spent years to protect their sacred, ancestral lands and the millions of people who declared their support for our national monuments. We will not allow the rights of our Native nations and our local people to be willfully pushed to the side for the benefit of corporate interests. We will stand firm for justice. Donate now to help protect Bears Ears National Monument. Promote Native American Human Rights
Petition to Mayor Jackie Biskupski
Allow a DIY skatepark at Sugarmont and 900 East in Salt Lake City, Utah
On the South East corner of 900 East and Sugarmont Drive, in Salt Lake City, Utah, there sat a DIY skate park. The park was on some abandoned tennis courts that were not maintained and unusable for tennis. So some creative skaters took action to make use of these public lands. They built a skate park there, a unique one that allowed skaters and action sports enthusiasts to practice their skills on new obstacles, as well as prevent vandalism in the nearby areas. It was no more dangerous than a normal skate park, and was helpful to reduce the overcrowding of nearby Fairmont Skate Park. In 2016, the skate park was torn down for reasons unknown to the users of the makeshift park. As a community, the skaters and action sports enthusiasts of Salt Lake City, Utah would like to rebuild the DIY park in the Spring of 2018, with the help and permission of our city's mayor, Jackie Biskupski. Please sign our petition in order to give our city's skaters and action sports enthusiasts a place to have fun.
Petition to firstname.lastname@example.org
Return our Gazebo to the Square! #PutIt Back
The Courthouse Square Park is a beautiful staple to the Downtown area of Newark Ohio. The citizens gazebo was located on the square, and the gazebo was moved without transparency and at 3am in the morning. "Private Donors" paid for the removal, no public town halls were held asking for citizens input, and the citizens are demanding their gazebo be returned to the park immediately. The gazebo has been on the square since the late 1980's, Santa has sat in the gazebo at Christmas, couples were married in the gazebo, community rallies were held in the gazebo, and residents have many fond family memories of the gazebo. The citizens are circulating this petition to demand #PutItBack
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, Justin Amash, Dave Brat, Jeff Duncan, Louie Gohmert, Paul A. Gosar, Trey Gowdy, Walter B. Jones, Jim Jordan, Raul R. Labrador, Thomas Massie, Mark Meadows, Dana Rohrabacher, Greg Walden, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, U.S. Senate, Brian Sandoval, Nevada State House, Nevada State Senate
Impeach Judge Gloria M. Navarro
We the People of the United States petition the U.S. House of Representatives to impeach Judge Gloria M. Navarro of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada for committing treason and collaborating in the insurrection against the Constitutional authority of the federal government pursuant to Article I Section 8 Clause 15, Article 3 Section 3 and Article 2 Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution, 18 U.S.C. § 2831 and 18 U.S. § Code 2383. Whereas Judge Navarro, at the direction of the FBI, BLM, and other federal agencies, is unlawfully detaining (Amendment VIII of the Bill of Rights & 18 U.S.C. § 3142), and has been for over nine months, prominent activists within the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom political movement for exercising their First Amendment protected rights—protesting against federal government overreach [the fact it had sold 9,000 acres of public land bordering Bundy Ranch and other people who own grazing rights to the division to a Communist Chinese energy firm represented by Rory Reid (Harry Reid's son), EMM, for $4.5 million, $34.1 million less than its value, and began rounding up the Bundy’s cattle and holding them in inhumane conditions … at least 60 purportedly suffering death or missing]—and, in order to suppress C4CF 's education of the People, they have been charged by the FBI for violating 18 U.S.C. § 371 - Conspiracy to Commit an Offense Against the United States; 18 U.S.C. § 372 - Conspiracy to Impede and Injure a Federal Officer; 18 U.S.C. § lll(a)(l) and (b) - Assault on a Federal Officer; 18 U.S.C. § 115(a)(l)(B) - Threatening a Federal Law Enforcement Officer; 18 U.S.C. § 924(c) - Use and Carry of a Firearm in Relation to a Crime of Violence; 18 U.S.C. § 1503 - Obstruction of the Due Administration of Justice; 18 U.S.C. § 1951 - Interference with Interstate Commerce by Extortion; 18 U.S.C. § 1952 - Interstate Travel in Aid of Extortion; 18 U.S.C. § 2 - Aiding and Abetting. Among the political prisoners are Cliven, Ammon, Ryan and Mel Bundy, Peter Santilli (a journalist), Ryan Payne, Blaine Cooper, Eric Parker and Jerry DeLumus—all of whom provide C4CF with necessary influence. Whereas the discovery comprises substantial evidence proving the innocence of the defendants but is being concealed from the public at the order of Judge Navarro (in violation of Amendment VI of the Bill of Rights and Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure). These prisoners have also been subjected to mistreatment by the FBI, U.S. Marshall Service and employees of the correctional facilities. Whereas Judge Navarro is consciously proceeding with falsified charges filed by the FBI against C4CF and refusing to grant motions to dismiss after learning that Sheriff Douglas Gillespie and many other local, state and federal officials ordered the BLM to return the cattle to the Bundy’s and withdraw from the land, and being presented with relevant laws [Article I Section 8 Clause 17 & Article IV Section 3 Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution, Rule 501 of the Federal Rules of Evidence and Nevada Revised Statute 568.225] were presented to her by the defense. Whereas, after being ordered by Sheriff Gillespie to stand down, Special Agent Dan P. Love of the BLM continued to impede on the rights and jurisdiction of the People of Clark County and all People of Nevada unabated; Committing acts of aggression that should be considered attempts to seriously injure or even kill peaceful protesters, including tazing several individuals and using blunt force (some already challenged by physical disabilities)—an apparent result of its militarization. Sheriff Gillespie stated that "anyone who had been in policing would question their tactics." Whereas Judge Navarro is participating in a cover up of the suppression by the FBI (by way of COINTELPRO tactics) of the right to the free exercise of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, peaceful assembly, and petition the Government for a redress of grievances. One of the main functions of government is to enforce contracts, and in this case not only is the government failing to enforce a contract but it is also the contractor, and have abridged their obligations in addition to preventing the contractee(s) [Cliven Bundy—We the People] from discharging our duties enumerated in Article I Section 8 Clause 15 & 16 of the U.S. Constitution & 10 U.S.C. § 311 and pursuant to Rule 501 of the Federal Rules of Evidence. Whereas Judge Navarro has proven herself unfit to be an impartial Federal Judge; Consistent to the extreme bias expressed by her assistance given to the federal government and its usurpation of power and by covering up the inhumane treatment of political activists who are being unlawfully detained for exercising their rights protected by the First Amendment to enforce the rule of law—to establish justice, insure domestic Tranquility, secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, guarantee a Republican Form of Government, and secure the right to life, liberty and property, as ordained by the Creator in the U.S. Constitution.
Petition to Nia H. Gill, Esq, M. Teresa Ruiz, Annette Quijano, Thomas H. Kean Jr., Vincent Prieto, Linda R. Greenstein, Robert Karabinchak, Nancy Pinkin, Catherine McCabe, Philip Murphy NJ, Joseph Lagana, Kevin Rooney, David Wolfe, Reed Gusciora, Richard J. Codey, Mila Jasey, Raymond Lesniak of NJ, John Wisniewski, Steven V. Oroho, Robert Menendez, Cory A. Booker, Bob Smith, John McKeon, Samuel D. Thompson, Parker Space, Christopher "Kip" Bateman, Paul Moriarty, Michael J. Doherty, Brian P. Stack, Loretta Weinberg, Harold J. Wirths, Josh Gottheimer
HELP SAVE OUR PRECIOUS PUBLIC LANDS!
The State of New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife wants to sell out the Sparta Mountain Wildlife Management Area to commercial loggers, hunters and other private interests. THEY MUST BE STOPPED. Under the guise of a “forest stewardship plan,” "oak regeneration plan" and other "management/treatment plans",State bureaucrats are trying to raise money by permitting clear cutting, herbicidal and fire use and the degradation of our water supply and other natural resources in our public open spaces. Sparta Mountain, like many other public open spaces, is home to many rare and endangered plant and animal species. This bogus plan would cause irreparable damage to the complex wetland systems and C1 trout streams assigned the highest classification in the State. The Highlands region, which includes the Sparta Mountains, also provides the drinking water to over 70% of ALL NJ residents. This plan sells out our New Jersey’s public lands and parks which belong to all of us and are held in the public trust. They must not be sold to the highest bidder. Don’t let State bureaucrats destroy our forests, endanger our water supply and decrease our property values. Help stop commercial logging on Sparta Mountain before it’s too late! ACTION PETITION FOR: We, the undersigned, as concerned citizens, urge our elected officials (local, state, and federal) to act now to stop the DEVASTATION of our cherished Sparta Mountain Wildlife Management Area. We call for them to prohibit commercial clear cutting, herbicidal and fire use and the degradation of our water supply and other natural resources in our public open spaces by requiring the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife to ABANDON the proposed 10-year Forest Stewardship Plan for SMWMA and withdraw bills S234 and A3389 from consideration (which would transfer the NJ State Forestry Services to the Department of Agriculture). NJ's public forests ARE NOT agriculture crops to be "harvested from". On 9/29/18 We ask for a permanent CEASE-AND-DESIST of all logging activities on Sparta Mountain (a High Conservation Value Forest with over 120+ Rare, Threatened/Endangered and Special Concern Species), so that additional ecological harm (2 vernal pools have already been clear cut with over 50% of the intact forested canopy removed- to the demise of the species that called that home) is not done and we do not destroy the drinking water supply to over 70% of the state. Thank you!
Petition to Lawrence Wasden, C.L. "Butch" Otter
Stop Nuclear Waste
I hereby petition Idaho's elected leaders, especially Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and our Governor, to strongly oppose shipments of out-of-state nuclear waste into our state. I'm concerned that this waste will be stranded here, in violation of Idaho’s 1995 Nuclear Waste Agreement. Since the 1950s, Idaho has been a dump for some of the most dangerous nuclear waste in the country. Contaminated materials were buried above Idaho’s groundwater and even pumped into the Snake River Aquifer—the sole source of drinking water for one-fifth of Idaho's population. Scientists say that radioactive isotopes from this waste will eventually reach the Magic Valley's drinking water. Today, there's a plan to ship in even more nuclear waste from Washington—more than could be reasonably treated and exported within the one-year time period required by the 1995 agreement. What's more, this potentially flammable and explosive waste has never been tested for safe transport over public roads and rails. The plan is to truck it through Idaho's most populous cities, including Boise and Twin Falls. As the fastest growing state in the country, Idaho’s economic future depends on clean land and clean water. Don’t Waste Idaho: Stop nuclear waste!
Petition to Senators Crapo and Risch, Gov Butch Otter
Not One Acre in Any County!!
The Upper Lochsa Land Exchange (ULX) was formally proposed in 2008. It was the largest land exchange ever involving the Forest Service and would trade well-loved and used FS lands for the less accessible checkerboard private lands owned by Western Pacific Timber (WPT) in the upper Lochsa. It threatened small town watersheds, trout streams, access to favored hunting and fishing sites and other recreational opportunities.In 2016, after years of staunch public opposition, Idaho Sen. James Risch admitted there was no public support for the ULX and declined to pursue legislative action. But it's back again! The Upper Lochsa Land Exchange has returned with a new name but in nearly identical format. Since 2013 Western Pacific Timber has continued to employ ex-Senator Larry Craig and his staffer Mark Rey to lobby for a land exchange. These paid lobbyists have collaborated with Governor Butch Otter to engage the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) in the deliberately renamed ULX, now the Central Idaho Land Exchange. It's a 3-way deal. IDL puts $30 million in escrow, Western Pacific Timber deeds its cutover lands in the Upper Lochsa to the Forest Service, the Forest Service deeds lands to IDL, and the money in escrow goes to WPT.All of this would require federal legislation. IDL claims they will maintain public access. However, history shows there is no guarantee that IDL would not eventually sell or exchange the lands acquired. The exchange would result in the loss of thousands of acres. These national forest lands are owned by all Americans, and loved by the people of Idaho for their proximity and opportunities for sustainable logging, hunting, fishing, camping and more. Perhaps most important the exchange would set a precedent where future public lands could be deeded, sold or traded to a state through legislation. We the undersigned petition Congress to oppose legislation involving the Central Idaho Land Exchange. Idaho Department of Lands and Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter should immediately drop the pursuit of an exchange. The cutover lands owned by Western Pacific Timber in the Upper Lochsa should be pursued in a way that would not result in the loss of any federal lands. Not One Acre in Any County!