Letters to the Editor, Nov. 18: Thank you Aladdin Nursery

Thank you Aladdin Nursery

To the Editor,

Radcliff Elementary staff, students and families would like to thank Aladdin Nursery for their generous donation of soil, pots and plants for the school’s front courtyard.

It is the first thing you see as you walk through the doors and it is now transformed into a wonderful area of welcoming color.

Anita Bistrin

Radcliff Elementary library media tech


Let sage-grouse plans work

To the Editor,

Secretary Zinke has opened the door to putting politics over science in order to undermine and undo one of the greatest collaborative conservation efforts in our nation’s history. As a westerner, I am deeply concerned about this reopening of federal plans to protect the greater-sage grouse, which were forged over many years by multiple stakeholders.

Western governors, ranchers, conservationists, industry groups and state wildlife agencies all came together to develop a truly bipartisan, collaborative conservation plan, which ultimately kept the greater sage-grouse off the Endangered Species List back in September 2015. Making significant changes that weaken the plan in any way would only increase the likelihood of the sage-grouse populations reaching such low levels that the bird needs to be added to the Endangered Species List in the future — an outcome nobody wants.

The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management must let the sage-grouse plans work. Any changes to the plan must be based on sound science and honor the bipartisan, collaborative conservation effort that has helped bring the bird back from the brink and keep it off the Endangered Species List.

Kimberly Howell

La Selva Beach


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