8 petitions

Update posted 7 months ago

Petition to Traci Meridith

Save Wildwood Recreation Site -- Keep Campers Out!!

The BLM has plans to turn Wildwood Recreation Site in Welches, Oregon, into a campground.  Wildwood is currently a beautiful day use park, consisting of boardwalk paths through wetlands, a trailhead into the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness, walking paths strewn with educational tools teaching about the treasures of the pacific northwest rainforests.  Wildwood is packed with intricately carved memorial benches commemorating the lives of people who loved our beautiful park.  Opening this park to camping will destroy the things that make Wildwood special.  Within a few miles of Wildwood there are many campgrounds, private, state, and federal, but there are no other protected wetlands.   Please sign this petition if you would like to see Wildwood Recreation Site kept a day use facility only.  BLM is hosting a meeting at Wildwood's Mountain View Picnic Shelter, August 11, 530pm - 730pm.  I will be presenting this petition, but would also love to have like-minded community members at the meeting. Camping will bring groups of people who are not in the park to appreciate the beautiful wetlands during the day, but are there to party where they won't destroy their own home.  It will bring an influx of pets, and no matter how leash laws are enforced the increase of dogs will decrease the wildlife that people go to Wildwood to observe.  The vandalism that occurred 10 years ago, when the salmon viewing glass was scratched beyond function, will become common place.  The memorial benches, will no longer just be memories of those who have passed, but will be carved up with Class of 'XX rules and Bill loves Susie, and likely worse.  Not all campers are bad, but these problems plague all campgrounds.  When there are so many available campgrounds in and around the Mt. Hood Villages area, and there is only one protected wetlands, bringing camping to this park is a poor decision.  It is not about stewardship of the land, but about the BLM trying to turn a profit at the expense of our beautiful park.   Again, I behoove you, please sign this petition if you would like to see Wildwood Recreation Site kept as a day use facility only.  This petition is to let the BLM know this park is important to the community and that we do not want it to be another campground.

Jandie Freeman
555 supporters
Started 11 months ago

Petition to Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment

Speak for the Salmon - Free the Snake. Honor and Respect Treaty Rights of the Nez Perce

Speak for the Salmon - Free the Snake. Honor and Respect Treaty Rights of the Nimiipuu (Nez Perce). Every Voice is a Crack in a Dam. We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to restore wild salmon in the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia & Snake Rivers and their tributaries, once the greatest salmon rivers in the world. We can do this by removing four outdated and expensive dams on the lower Snake River. For too long these 4 dams have impeded the rights of Nez Perce and other Northwest First Peoples to exercise Traditional Fishing Treaty Rights. The federal government promised the Nez Perce People the right to hunt and fish in their usual and accustomed places as part of the 1855 Treaty. The promise was broken.  It’s time to right this wrong. Wild salmon, steelhead and pacific lamprey have been used by the Nez Perce People for subsistence, trade and ceremonial purposes for centuries. They are dying by the thousands due to these four outdated dams: Ice Harbor, Lower Monumental, Little Goose and Lower Granite. For nearly 20 years, despite five failed, illegal plans, the federal agencies have refused to remove these dams. But now a federal judge has directly ordered the government to develop a new salmon restoration plan and to consider dam removal.   Now the agencies are seeking the public’s input on what they should do. For years scientists have said that removing the four deadly dams on the lower Snake is the single biggest step we can take to restore wild salmon to the river basin.   In this changing climate, the dams are creating further risk to our salmon, creating hot water temperatures behind the dams in summer that kill fish.  Removing these four dams would open up a pathway for salmon to thousands of miles of pristine cold-water streams in the wilderness of central Idaho—creating an ark for salmon in a warming world. The time is now to remove the four outdated, low-value, deadbeat dams on the lower Snake River. If we free the Snake River, we can save the salmon, honor Treaty Rights and bring about the biggest river restoration in history. Please join with the Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) to bring back the salmon by removing these four dams.   Your personalized message will be added along with the following letter:  

Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment
495 supporters
Started 1 year ago

Petition to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Jay Inslee

Shut down the George Adams hatchery on the Skokomish river until the Tribe lets us fish

During the 2016 salmon season setting process, the Skokomish tribe laid claim to the river's entirety and forced the WDFW to close fishing in one of the most popular sport fishing areas in the South Puget sound for sport anglers. The George Adams hatchery had 21,905 chinook return to it in 2016, fish that were meant to be shared between the tribe and the state of Washington. George Adams Hatchery operates under U.S. v. Washington, the Puget Sound Salmon Management Plan and the Hood Canal Salmon Management Plan between WDFW and the Point No Point Treaty Council (PNPTC) which includes the Skokomish, Port Gamble S’Klallam, Jamestown S’Klallam and Lower Elwha S’Klallam tribes. The co-management process requires that both the State of Washington and the relevant Puget Sound tribes agree on the function and purpose of each hatchery program and on production levels. Guidelines for production at Hood Canal facilities are set out in the Hood Canal Salmon and Steelhead Production 1996 MOU and the Future/Current Brood Document. Funding for yearling production at George Adams is provided through the State General Fund. George Adams receives $242,000 annually from the state General Fund and additional mitigation funding of $84,000 annually from Tacoma Public Utilities. We demand that the state cut this funding, and cut production of these fish until the tribes and the state come to an agreement that re-opens the river to sport anglers. The treaty requires that both parties share equally in the fish that return, and the tribe has not honored its requirements. The sport anglers of Washington do NOT agree with the closure of this river. We will not stand for bully tactics. The brood stock from the hatchery should be moved into basins that we can actually access and fish, if the tribes will not grant us our fair share, and funding for the hatchery should be suspended.

Nate Treat
7,095 supporters