Subject: Daggett County Support Letter
Date: Thu Jun 12 19:25:23 MDT 2014
The Western Grouse Coalition (WGC) is pleased to share with you the letter Daggett County Commissioners Karen Perry, Jerry Steglich and Warren Blanchard sent to U.S. Representative Gardner (CO-4th) and U.S. Senator Enzi (WY-R) in support of both H.R. 4716 and S. 2394; the Sage Grouse Protection and Conservation Acts.
We’re dedicated to preserving our western way of life. We value our public lands and are working with a wide range of stakeholders to promote sustainable resource management and development in the sagebrush ecosystem. WGC understands that conservation and responsible economic development are not mutually exclusive.
As Westerners, we have a special relationship with the land. We have seen the consequences of Washington, DC driven policies and know they aren’t a good substitute for decisions made with input from those of us who live, work, and recreate here.
As the eleven western states that are home to the Greater Sage Grouse face the threat of an Endangered Species Act listing for the bird, we are working hard to educate the public and elected officials about the importance of on-the-ground management decisions using the best available science.
Vice President of Grassroots and External Affairs