Comments on: Protecting the Wilderness at Drakes Estero http://parkadvocate.org/protecting-the-wilderness-at-drakes-estero/ News and views of the National Parks Conservation Association Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:24:01 +0000 hourly 1 By: seo hyun yong hwa http://parkadvocate.org/protecting-the-wilderness-at-drakes-estero/#comment-249 Sun, 03 Nov 2013 08:14:38 +0000 http://www.parkadvocate.org/?p=2294#comment-249 Excellent post. I absolutely love this website.
Thanks!

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By: Deborah Kreis http://parkadvocate.org/protecting-the-wilderness-at-drakes-estero/#comment-248 Mon, 07 Jan 2013 18:16:14 +0000 http://www.parkadvocate.org/?p=2294#comment-248 Without further details and topography info., it’s hard to understand any conflict outside PACing. However, the real ? is whether the setbacks for ranching are adequate to protect coastal resources and agricultural run-off; always damaging to the sea and estuarine systems ( check Chesapeake for whole watershed protection funding and erosion/siltation standards). The oyster farm is a more viable and sustainable use of the marine environment. Any conflicts would seem to be power abuse and shortsightedness in planning optimum resource potential. Mon-cropping any diverse region is asking for pestifurous invasion..

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By: John Goeckermann http://parkadvocate.org/protecting-the-wilderness-at-drakes-estero/#comment-247 Sun, 06 Jan 2013 22:23:59 +0000 http://www.parkadvocate.org/?p=2294#comment-247 JEFF, YOU’RE COMPLETELY RIGHT!
The “environmentalists” SO-CALLED, HAVE THEIR HEADS WAAAAY UP THEIR BACK POCKET ON THIS ISSUE.

TO SCREW UP A NON-POLLUTING, GENERATIONS OLD FARM THAT HAS NO – – – LET’S REPEAT THAT FOR THE RABIDLY FANATICALS OUT THERE – – – NO – – – – REAL NEGATIVE IMPACT ON THE WATER QUALITY, OR THE ENJOYMENT OF THE PARK BY ANYONE, AND IS ACTUALLY A DRAW THAT ATTRACTS PEOPLE TO THE PARK , IS JUST HEAD-SCRATCHING, WTF IS THE MATTER WITH THESE PEOPLE’S BRAINS ASTOUNDING.

THIS IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF A SITUATION BEING “IMPROVED FOR THE WORSE!”

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By: Jeff Ball http://parkadvocate.org/protecting-the-wilderness-at-drakes-estero/#comment-246 Sun, 06 Jan 2013 17:33:10 +0000 http://www.parkadvocate.org/?p=2294#comment-246 The Drake’s Bay Oyster farm is a very low impact operation. I usually side with environmental organizations but this distorted campaign to oust the oyster company has put me off to the point that I will never sign another petition unless I actually know the circumstances. The majority of petition signers have never been to Pt Reyes. I have been visiting the park 2 or 3 times a year for the last 40 years. There are many cattle/dairy operations inside the park and the runoff into Drake’s Estero has to impact water quality thousands of times more than the oyster farm. But Salazar has directed the National Park Service to pursue extending the terms of agriculture permits to these operations from 10 to 20 years to “provide greater certainty and clarity for the ranches operating within the national park’s pastoral zone and to support the continued presence of sustainable ranching and dairy operations”. This is total hypocrisy. Why do cattle operations always get their way? (lobbyists). There are very few places to farm oysters and even fewer that are in such clean water. Cattle, on the other hand, can be raised virtually anywhere. Let the historic oyster farm stay or get rid of the bovine as well.

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By: Phil http://parkadvocate.org/protecting-the-wilderness-at-drakes-estero/#comment-245 Sun, 06 Jan 2013 03:04:44 +0000 http://www.parkadvocate.org/?p=2294#comment-245 I agree with efforts to preserve wilderness areas.
Phil

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