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Re: “Choose wisely

Sophie,

Tester lost my vote a while ago when he referred to anyone who supports conservation biology as an "extremist." That tells me that he will never listen to those actually on the ground who know the habitat requirements of threatened and endangered species. Grizzlies, wolverines, wolves and other species require large core habitats with linkage corridors in order to maintain diversity and minimal viable populations. And to top it off, he set the terrible precedent of politicians being able to remove a species from the Endangered Species List if they somehow stand in the way of development rather than having the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service determine whether a species should remain on the list using the best available science. Gillan repeated her support for all things Tester on Montana Public Radio with Sally Mauk. So she also lost my vote. No anti conservation measure will pass under Rehberg or Daines because we all will be opposed to it. We almost had Tester's FJRA pass which would have stripped Wilderness Study areas of potential Wilderness designation and logged over 100,000 acres of national forests per year. We should invest in wild land restoration, clean water, and diverse fish & wildlife populations, not more clear cutting and road building. Time to listen to wildlife scientists & climatologists.

Jamie

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Posted by James Lennox on 11/06/2012 at 12:41 PM

Re: “Choose wisely

Normally, I would vote Democrat, but this year I am casting my vote for Rehberg & Daines. Since Tester & Gillan support coal, ecosystem degradation, & perpetuating the myth that wolves are bad, I will not vote for either of them. They both think that they can take real conservationists for granted. Not this time.

We need people in the democratic party that will stand up for wildlife and roadless country. Threatened and endangered species need ecosystems and wildlife migration corridors in order to maintain minimal viable populations. Humans need clean air and water in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Politicians should get it through their heads, "It is the Ecology Stupid!" With real conservation measures we will have sustainable employment through wild land restoration, sustainable logging, fishing & hunting, recreation, and tourism.

-Jamie Lennox
missoula

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Posted by James Lennox on 11/03/2012 at 1:03 PM

Re: “The end is near

Normally, I would vote Democrat, but this year I am casting my vote for Rehberg & Daines. Since Tester & Gillan support coal, ecosystem degradation, & perpetuating the myth that wolves are bad, I will not vote for either of them. They both think that they can take real conservationists for granted. Not this time.

We need people in the democratic party that will stand up for wildlife and roadless country. Threatened and endangered species need ecosystems and wildlife migration corridors in order to maintain minimal viable populations. Humans need clean air and water in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Politicians should get it through their heads, "It's the Ecology Stupid!" With real conservation measures we will have sustainable employment through wild land restoration, sustainable logging, fishing & hunting, recreation, and tourism.

-Jamie Lennox
missoula

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Posted by James Lennox on 11/03/2012 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Extreme green

Dear Editor,

Please be sure to print an opinion piece in response to Ted Williams editorial, "Extreme green: Does the CBD actually care about the environment?", from someone at the Center for Biological Diversity. The Center is doing a fine job of preserving our planet's biological diversity not only through our judicial system, but by science, creative media, outreach and education. The Center is doing everything within a non-profit's power to protect our precious wildlands and wildlife.

What has Mr. Williams done lately to protect habitat? The best thing he could do is write a check made payable to the Center for Biological Diversity. They are a group with the guts to take on the overwhelming task to avert mass species extinction.

Mr. Williams neglects to write about why the Center filed a lawsuit to protect 403 freshwater species in the southeast.

Here is the Center's press release on the matter:

Lawsuit Launched to Protect 400-plus Freshwater Species in Southeast Under Endangered Species Act

ATLANTA— The Center for Biological Diversity and five southeastern conservation groups filed a formal notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today for failing to respond to an April 2010 petition seeking Endangered Species Act protection for 403 species dependent on the region’s troubled waterways. Among the fish, crayfish, mussels, birds and others included in the petition are the Florida sandhill crane, hellbender and Black Warrior waterdog salamanders, Alabama map turtle and burrowing bog crayfish.

“Unfortunately, the Southeast’s rivers are the extinction capital of North America,” said Noah Greenwald, endangered species program director at the Center. “Dams, pollution, growing demand for water and global climate change mean these 403 species need Endangered Species Act protection to have any chance at survival.”

Under the Endangered Species Act, the Fish and Wildlife Service was required to determine whether the petition presented sufficient information to warrant further consideration within 90 days and determine if the species warranted protection within one year. The agency has now missed both deadlines.

“These species are on the brink of disappearing forever, and the Obama administration seems intent only on delay and inaction,” said Greenwald. “It’s dangerous foot-dragging — yet another result of an endangered species program that’s been broken for more than a decade and badly needs reform.”

To date, President Barack Obama’s Fish and Wildlife Service has only protected 55 species, for a rate of 27 species per year. This is better than under the last Bush administration, when only seven species per year were protected by the agency, but far worse than under the Clinton administration, when 62 species were listed per year for a total of 498 species. Of the 55 species protected under President Obama, 48 live on the Hawaiian island of Kauai and were protected in a single decision.

“These 403 species are an integral part of what makes the Southeast unique,” said Greenwald. “Saving them would improve the health of southeastern rivers and help ensure a high quality of life for people now and in the future.”

The Southeast’s rivers and streams are a hotspot of biological diversity, harboring 493 fishes (62 percent of U.S. fish species) and at least 269 mussels (91 percent of U.S. mussel species). The combined threat of dams, urban and agricultural sprawl, logging, mining, livestock grazing, pollution, invasive species, climate change and other factors are a massive assault on the health and integrity of Southeast rivers and are resulting in an extinction crisis. For example, the Coosa River in Alabama and Georgia is the site of the greatest modern extinction event in North America: the loss of 36 species following construction of a series of dams. Overall, the Mobile Basin is home to half of all North American species that have gone extinct since European settlement.

Groups joining the Center include The Clinch Coalition, Dogwood Alliance, Gulf Restoration Network, Tennessee Forests Council and West Virginia Highlands Conservancy.

Sincerely for the Wild,

Jamie Lennox
cabinetmaker
Missoula, MT

Posted by James Lennox on 06/11/2011 at 4:17 PM

Re: “Walkin' Jim Stoltz

Thank you, Erika, for making those changes. Take care,

Jamie Lennox

Posted by James Lennox on 09/11/2010 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Walkin' Jim Stoltz

Small corrections regarding your Walkin' Jim Stoltz article: Bill Worf is the co-founder of Wilderness Watch, not Mors. Jim's battle with cancer began with his tonsil chords but it went into remission and later showed up this summer in his liver. Jim will forever live in the hearts and minds of many. Thank you Jim for walking this Earth.

-Jamie Lennox
jlennox01@yahoo.com

Posted by James Lennox on 09/09/2010 at 6:50 AM

Re: “Montana's Walkin' Jim Stoltz dies at 57

Walkin' Jim will forever live in our hearts and minds. He will be dearly missed. He performed at my mother's school twice while she was a teacher @ Devon Elementary in Devon, PA. Every child left his performance singing his catchy songs. They also left inspired to help protect wildlife and wild places. Thank you Walkin' Jim for all that you have done for wild Earth.

With Love,

Your Friend,

Jamie Lennox

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Posted by James Lennox on 09/06/2010 at 8:00 PM

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