Frogs & Toads

Watch the June 1, 2013 town hall in Auburn, CA
and the June 19, 2013 town hall in Prather, CA.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sent out a notice of intent to expand the closure of California’s forests. This addition spans 2 million acres, 14 counties, and 9 national forests along the eastern spine of California (see the map below). It is an area 30% larger than the state of Delaware. If transit corridors and buffer zones are added at a later date, the area could increase 10-fold. And this is only the start; there are 477 more species in the queue for consideration.

The reduction in frog and toad populations is not a mystery. It has already been studied. By far, the two main causes are the planting of trout in mountain lakes, and a virus being spread worldwide by the African Clawed Frog.

Loss of habitat is not the problem, and “habit restoration”―the removal of humans and every human development―is not the cure. The Endangered Species Act remedies are not relevant. The proposed actions will not fix the problem. They will only further hurt the people, their families, their communities, and our national self-sufficiency for food, water, energy, timber, and minerals.

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Overview

  1. Overview

  2. Talking Points

Other Official Documents

FEDERAL REGISTER

  1. Notice

  2. Habitat Designation

  3. 120-Day Extension

COUNTY MAPS

  1. ALL

  2. Alpine

  3. Amador

  4. Butte

  5. Calaveras

  6. El Dorado

  7. Fresno

  8. Inyo

  9. Lassen

  10. Madera

  11. Mariposa

  12. Mono

  13. Nevada

  14. Placer

  15. Plumas

  16. Sierra

  17. Tulare

  18. Tuolumne

COMMENTARY

  1. Defend Rural America

  2. AMRA (American Mining Rights Association)

  3. CABPRO

  4. Cattlemen’s Assoc. et. al.

  5. CORVA (California Off Road Vehicle Association)

  6. Public Lands for the People

  7. Western Mining Alliance

  8. Sheriff Margaret Mims

  9. Stewards of the Sequoia

OTHER

  1. McClintock Resolution

August 6, 2013 Congressional Field Hearing Testimony

  1. Mike Applegarth, Principle Analyst, El Dorado County

  2. Kelly Wooster, Cattleman, Calaveras County

  3. Randy Hanvelt, Supervisor, Tuolumne County

  4. Steve Brink, Vice President, California Forestry Association

  5. Mark Baird, Siskiyou County, Listing Impacts

News

  1. 20130718 Fish & WIldlife Service announces a 120-day extension.

  2. Virus is the problem, not habitat.

  3. Frogs and other amphibians are disappearing worldwide, but not due to habitat.

  4. Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide kills frogs and other amphibians worldwide.

  5. Canadian judge orders 2nd look at Glyphosate-based pesticides like Roundup in death of frogs and other amphibians.

  6. Roundup can kill frogs within an hour.

  7. Mountain Democrat: The proposed yellow-legged frog listing is a fantasy.

Links

  1. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service list of endangered species

Kirk MacKenzie

Founder

Defend Rural AmericaTM

650-380-8027

Skype: kirkmack1

Topics

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THE ASSAULT

Agenda 21

Big Government

Central Banking

Conservation Easements

Executive Order 13547

Governance

Neo-Environmentalism

Public Lands

Scientific Misconduct

Wolves

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EXAMPLES

Drakes Bay Oyster Farm

Frogs and Toads

   Commentary

Montana

San Joaquin Valley

Siskiyou County

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THE IMPACT

Cattle

Counties

Energy

Forestry

    News & Views

Mining

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FIGHTING BACK

Strategy

The Constitutional CountyTM

Consultation

Coordination

Grand Juries

Jurisdiction

Land Patents

Sheriffs

Statehood

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Frogs & Toads Map

Click the map to download.

At Risk

If this is allowed to happen, here is what is at stake:

  1. 14 Counties Alpine, Amador, El Dorado, Fresno, Inyo, Madera, Mariposa, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra, Tulare, Tuolumne

  2. 9 Forests Eldorado National Forest, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Inyo National Forest, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Plumas National Forest, Sequoia National Forest, Sierra National Forest, Stanislaus National Forest, Tahoe National Forest

  3. Restriction of Human Activities Grazing, dams, water diversions, logging, fire management, mining, travel, sport fishing, hiking, camping, rafting, and more.

Chronology

  1. June 1, 2013 Auburn 14-county emergency meeting.

  2. June 17, 2013 Sheriff John D’Agostini presentation in El Dorado County.

  3. June 19, 2013 Prather, CA town hall featuring Sheriff Margaret Mims.

  4. Jul 10, 2013 FWS states it will extend the comment period.

  5. Aug 6, 2013 Sonora, CA congressional field hearing headed by Rep. McClintock.

Action Plan

A Plan was developed to respond to this threat, and the following documents created to support implementation of the Plan.

  1. 4-Point Action Plan

  2. Form Hearing Request

  3. Form Extension Request

  4. Sample Commentary

  5. Form Board Resolution Declaring A State of Emergency

  6. Form Board Resolution Authorizing the Reopening of Closed Forest Roads

  7. Analysis of the “Next Economy”

Encourage your county and congressional representatives to participate.

DEFEND RURAL AMERICA

  1. Hearing Request

  2. Extension Request

  3. Comments

McCLINTOCK

  1. Hearing Request

  2. Extension Request

  3. Comments

ALPINE COUNTY

  1. Hearing Request

  2. Extension Request

  3. Comments

  4. Emergency Resolution

  5. Forest Reopening Resolution

AMADOR COUNTY

  1. Hearing Request

  2. Extension Request

  3. Comments

  4. Emergency Resolution

  5. Forest Reopening Resolution

EL DORADO COUNTY

  1. Hearing Request

  2. Extension Request

  3. Comments

  4. Emergency Resolution

  5. Forest Reopening Resolution

FRESNO COUNTY

  1. Hearing Request

  2. Extension Request

  3. Comments - Sheriff Mims

  4. Comments - BOS

  5. Emergency Resolution

  6. Forest Reopening Resolution

INYO COUNTY

  1. Hearing Request

  2. Extension Request

  3. Comments

  4. Emergency Resolution

  5. Forest Reopening Resolution

  6. Website link

MADERA COUNTY

  1. Hearing Request

  2. Extension Request

  3. Comments

  4. Emergency Resolution

  5. Forest Reopening Resolution

MARIPOSA COUNTY

  1. Hearing Request

  2. Extension Request

  3. Comments

  4. Emergency Resolution

  5. Forest Reopening Resolution

MONO COUNTY

  1. Hearing Request

  2. Extension Request

  3. Comments

  4. Emergency Resolution

  5. Forest Reopening Resolution

NEVADA COUNTY

  1. Hearing Request

  2. Extension Request

  3. Comments

  4. Emergency Resolution

  5. Forest Reopening Resolution

PLACER COUNTY

  1. Hearing Request

  2. Extension Request

  3. Comments

  4. Emergency Resolution

  5. Forest Reopening Resolution

PLUMAS COUNTY

  1. Hearing Request

  2. Extension Request

  3. Comments

  4. Emergency Resolution

  5. Forest Reopening Resolution

SIERRA COUNTY

  1. Hearing Request

  2. Extension Request

  3. Comments - PARTIAL

  4. Emergency Resolution

  5. Forest Reopening Resolution

TULARE COUNTY

  1. Hearing Request

  2. Extension Request

  3. Comments

  4. Emergency Resolution

  5. Forest Reopening Resolution

TUOLUMNE COUNTY

  1. Hearing Request

  2. Extension Request - PARTIAL

  3. Comments

  4. Emergency Resolution

  5. Forest Reopening Resolution

The Scorecard

This scorecard was created to track progress and facilitate the exchange of ideas. Completed actions are hyperlinked to the documents. No hyperlink indicates no action was taken. Contact your county supervisor for an explanation, and forward copies of any documents you receive.

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