August 14, 2005

Burn Return

(click the pics)

I am back and I did not end up in the pokey. About forty people showed up including G men from three different agencies. I have to admit the meeting was constructive and productive with concessions and apologies and an education for all parties involved. The Mountain is burned but not as badly as originally thought and will recover sooner than expected. The reasons for the burn can be debated, the fact remains "Whats done tis done and cannot be undone". With that in mind we moved forward on a plan for better communication, input, and future direction. I guess I can write some potent emails............

Posted by BillyBudd at August 14, 2005 08:28 PM | TrackBack

Welcome back!

Posted by: Jay at August 15, 2005 04:40 AM

Welcome back, those are beutiful pictures. What kind of camera are you using?

Posted by: Rick at August 15, 2005 07:09 AM

Rick, it is a Sony Cybershot 5.0. I use Adobe Photoshop to clear them up if they need it.

Posted by: Billy Budd at August 15, 2005 08:12 AM

Glad there was no bloodshed. I'm all for peace and amity, but keep those holsters strapped on. People get ahead in government by being good at running meetings. Follow-through isn't always a plus.

Posted by: Sluggo at August 15, 2005 10:25 AM

Glad you made it back in one piece. Now that the *officals* know there is enough of the good people who live with in the area(s) they *manage*, who are willing to take an active part in said management...perhaps some legitamite feedback can take place before the powers that feel they have to act in a given way. And it does look like the area is making a strong comeback.

Posted by: Guy S at August 15, 2005 11:48 AM

The major achievement was the cease and desist on a planned burn right behind Elk Springs that had already burned ground cover last year. Because we showed up in force they backed off. We asked to be allowed to clean, cut and burn it ourselves in a less dramatic fashion. I still have very little faith in most government intervention in our lives. I refuse to go down without swinging. I have a great deal experience dealing with the feds from numerous land issues we have fought in Arizona. I was hoping to be finished when we bought property in New Mexico. I was wrong.

Posted by: Billy Budd at August 15, 2005 05:06 PM

Well, at least it is not bad as expected.

Posted by: gindy at August 16, 2005 11:20 AM
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