Please accept for your consideration the following comments on 4 agenda items for your meeting tomorrow:
Agenda item 10 a: draft grant application
The draft application appears to comply with the very detailed directions spelled out in the law, especially with the inclusion of the form for the land managers clearance of the project (where/when applicable). We will be interested to learn the conclusion of the LCB re compliance with the law.
Agenda item 11: alternative grant application
It is difficult to comment on an alternative application given there is no draft as yet available to the public. That said, we will be interested to learn if a grant can be expedited while still containing all the legal direction spelled out in the law.
August 1, 2013
To: Jack Robb, Chair, Wildlife Commissioners &
Michael McBeath, Chair, Wildlife Damage Management Committee
Re: Predator Management Policy & Predator Management Plan
Dear Chairmen Robb and McBeath,
The NV Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers continues to support the concepts of AB 345, which sought to ensure sportsmen's tag fee monies be spent more spent effectively and wisely than in the past. Excellent provisions were included such as:
Ensuring science-based wildlife management
Reapportionment of some monies to fund mitigation and monitoring of habitat restoration projects.
To the Nevada State Senate Committee on Natural Resources:
Senate members Ford, Manendo, Segerblom, Goicoechea and Settelmeyer
Re: AB 345 (re: management of wildlife)
From: Karen Boeger
Board member, NV Chapter Backcountry Hunters and Anglers (BHA)
May 14, 2013
Dear Chairman Ford and committee members,
I urge you to support AB 345 as amended. Nevada's valuable wildlife resource, and the public to which it belongs, will benefit by the proposed revisions and addtions to NRS 501.100. The current $3 fee additional tag fee mandated in NRS 501.100 is no small amount for sportsmen as most hunters apply for multiple tags. This special fee has been mandated to be spent on predator control primarily for the benefit of mule deer. Data clearly demonstrates that objective is not being met by current large scale predator control, yet the $$ must still be spent. Sportsmen deserve a return on their money. This bill will ensure those monies will be spent effectively and wisely.
April 3, 2013
Dear Chairman Carillo and Committee members,
Backcountry Hunters and Anglers is a national non-profit conservation organization of outdoor enthusiasts who prize the tradition, challenge and solitude of America's backcountry. We believe the backcountry is the most valuable and healthy wildlife habitat, thus also the best hunter/angler habitat.
NV BHA Board members participated in the many years of contentious deliberations it required to finally come to a consensus with all stakeholders and get the OHV registration bill passed. I'm sure a number of you remember those deliberations all too well. AB 293 will negate much of the hard work to establish the current OHV registration regulation.
NV BHA has a vested interest in the effectiveness of the OHV registration legislation. Many of our members own and use OHVs to access the boundaries of our unroaded wildlands to recreate in a traditional non-motor-focus fashion. Yet our recreation experience is impacted by irresponsible and even illegal ORV use. Traditional hunts and the wildlife are disrupted by irresponsible OHV use. Key wildlife habitat suffers negative impacts from OHVs that spread weeds, create unauthorized routes and increase incidence of fire.
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers seeks to ensure America's outdoor heritage of hunting and fishing in a natural setting, through education and work on behalf of wild public lands and waters.