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Ranger Nelson, Mike Castro & Katrina

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September 28, 2005 06:57PM
The closure of historic Moss Mill Rd. is a critical issue. BLM assured that safe public access to the hot springs was provided by the WEMO route designation process, as presented at the Green Tree meetings. Clearly, it does not. Katrina attended those meetings and claims to have filed an early protest of the Moss Mill Rd. closure in her comments to BLM.

BLM has limited their legal responses to those who responded to the first calls for WEMO comments. (The Green Tree meetings were not well publicized and BLM unfairly shut the door on others who only later became aware that WEMO was authored by special interests.)

Perhaps Katrina should have attended the Comment Clarification meetings that followed to ensure that her point had been clearly made. Although she did not attend these meetings, she informs us that the Barstow Field Office has assured her of response. (Mike Castro did attend those meetings.)

Incidentally, Ranger Nelson was in attendance at every single Comment Clarification meeting. He was unethically open and belligerant in his favoritism towards the OHV community. He attempted to dominate the meetings and intimidate those objecting to the routes he illegally created after the Willow Fire. At the conclusion of the meetings, the current Field Manager stated that the public had been heard and J1299 would not be opened. Ranger Nelson was apparently able to overide her pledge, as OHV routes through the cultural sites and riparian areas are now proposed to be open.

Threats made by Ranger Nelson at those meetings were the subject of a complaint to a Congressman and later in an expanded complaint to the Inspector General, Department of Interior.

Since Mike Castro has benefitted grandly from BLM favoritism, he wisely kept a low profile during these meetings and was not heard to make a single vocal comment.

There are a number of groups that will likely file lawsuits as a result of the ethical and legal violations that occurred during WEMO. Rather than file a separate lawsuit at this point, it would be better to wait for BLM's response to the WEMO comments. In this case, we will be waiting for you to share your BLM response, Katrina.

" F.O.I.A. APPEAL " Please !

jobe 1036August 26, 2005 04:39PM

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Rick 675September 27, 2005 06:18PM

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Paul P. 677September 27, 2005 10:45PM

Re: " F.O.I.A. APPEAL " Please !

serenitynow 749September 28, 2005 09:32AM

Several legal angles possible

katrina island 770September 28, 2005 04:13PM


katrina island 709September 28, 2005 04:34PM

Ranger Nelson, Mike Castro & Katrina

mojavegreen 766September 28, 2005 06:57PM

Re: THE PLAINTIFFS: The People!!

serenitynow 745September 28, 2005 07:13PM

Re: THE PLAINTIFFS: The People!!

mojavegreen 674September 28, 2005 07:31PM

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Rick 664September 28, 2005 07:49PM

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mojavegreen 664September 28, 2005 08:59PM

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jobe 702September 28, 2005 10:05PM

Re: THE PLAINTIFFS: The People!!

mojavegreen 739September 29, 2005 12:25PM

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jobe 687September 29, 2005 04:28PM

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mojavegreen 1295September 29, 2005 06:05PM

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jobe 706September 29, 2005 06:21PM

Challenging Moss Mill "Done Deal"

mojavegreen 640September 29, 2005 01:06PM

Re: THE PLAINTIFFS: The People!!

mojavegreen 626September 30, 2005 09:52AM

Re: Several legal angles possible

mojavegreen 709September 28, 2005 07:24PM

Re:lawyer retained

LaughingBear 665September 30, 2005 08:29AM

Moss Mill & J1299 Red Herrings

mojavegreen 705September 30, 2005 09:39AM

Re: Moss Mill & J1299 Red Herrings

jobe 762September 30, 2005 05:50PM

Common Ground

katrina island 660October 02, 2005 06:03PM

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mojavegreen 636October 02, 2005 07:12PM

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jobe 624October 03, 2005 04:59PM

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mojavegreen 707October 03, 2005 08:47PM

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LaughingBear 767October 03, 2005 09:47PM

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jobe 729October 04, 2005 02:54AM

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LaughingBear 670October 04, 2005 12:02PM

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Paul P. 714October 04, 2005 12:31PM

Differring Interests

katrina island 683October 04, 2005 01:06PM

Re: Differring Interests

LaughingBear 1077October 04, 2005 05:25PM

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