|Conservation Biology Institute
researching Klamath now ...
(Note: This is another fine example, put succinctly and with proof, in a short, one-page format for printing and sharing with those that might not yet have 'come to grips' with the scope and intent planned for rural communities. No, it's not pretty, but it is true. Perhaps this page will awaken many more to the urgency of getting 'up to speed' and active in protecting our property rights and our freedom!)
March 15, 2003
By Norman MacLeod firstname.lastname@example.org
Port Townsend, Washington
In jogging around the Internet, keeping up with what various groups are doing, I checked in with the Conservation Biology Institute's website: http://www.consbio.org -- and checked under their Work in Progress page: http://www.consbio.org/cbi/what/work_in_progress.org
It may be of interest to everyone that they are actively engaged in studying the Klamath Basin, extending the work done in their previously published study, Conservation Planning for Aquatic Biological Integrity in the Klamath-Siskiyou Ecoregion Using Multiple Spatial Scales. http://www.consbio.org/cbi/what/ks_aquatic_pdf.htm
Why should this be of interest to you?
It's pretty simple, really ... the Conservation Biology Institute is run by Reed Noss.
Reed Noss is the primary science person for The Wilderness Project, http://www.twp.org/ which is Dave Foreman's baby.
Felice Pace is one of the principle people doing the project's legwork in the Klamath Basin ...
Foreman praised him for his good work during last year's Wilderness Conference in Seattle.
One of the Project's goals is a wildlife corridor connecting the Klamath Siskiyou to other wilderness cores to the East.
I'd guess I don't have to mention just where that corridor is projected to be located ... but I will.
In their 1999 'A Science-Based Conservation Assessment for the Klamath-Siskiyou Ecoregion: http://www.consbio.org/cbi/what/ks_pdf.htm -- there's a map of the plan: Plate 13, Klamath Siskiyou Proposed Reserve Design Phase I & II: http://www.consbio.org/cbi/pdf/ks/ks_plate13.pdf -- that has a terrestrial corridor arrow pointing out of the mountains, north of the California line, southwest of the Upper Klamath Lake, and pointing straight east.
In short, you are under The Wildlands Project's eye, and are slated to be incorporated into the Project's plans.
Given that these folks want to bring wolves back to the Klamath-Siskiyou, I think you can connect a dot or two as to just why you should ramp up your interest in what Reed and his crew are up to -- and what they are saying about the ground that you are living and standing on.
Remember the following points about the Conservation Biology Institute while you wander around their site ...
They have a huge amount of money behind them, as you can see by the quality of their site and the reports they produce.
They get a lot of work from the federal government.
They are the science arm of The Wildlands Project.
The Wildlands Project is the primary player in all of this, with the greatest vested interest being an almost human-free Klamath Falls.