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Re: E-M:/ deer license plates



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Enviro-Mich message from Doug Cornett <drcornet@up.net>
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Dear Whoever:

It would be nice if you would identify yourself, although I suspect you
work for government or industry and don't want me to know who you are.
Then I might be inclined to respond to your message.

Sincerely,

Doug Cornett

  

At 06:35 PM 5/21/99 -0400, you wrote:
>Doug:
>I disagree with you for you are not considering the artificial support the
>deer herd gets.  I also say you are dead wrong regarding the values of early
>successional forest.  It is not the summer range that matters...it is the
>winter treatment of these animals.  By the way most of the things that
>concern you, besides big trees, depend on disturbance and the early
>successional forest.
>
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>>Enviro-Mich message from Doug Cornett <drcornet@up.net>
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>>Greetings:
>>
>>I find it interesting that Robert Evans claims that "[M]y agency and others
>>have worked for several years now to try to come up with a solution to the
>>problem..." of removing road-killed deer from the highways.  
>>
>>What Mr. Evans fails to mention is that his agency, the Ottawa National
>>Forest, and the timber industry, have done much more to create the deer
>>problem by an extensive and intensive timber-cutting program.  Logging
>>perpetuates habitat conducive to high deer populations.  This mismanagement
>>is quite evident when you drive the Forest Service back roads or fly over
>>the Watersmeet area.  Most of this area has been cut.  What's left is
>>currently scheduled to be cut.
>>
>>Instead of taking responsibility for their actions, the Forest Service,
>>expects us, the taxpayers of Michigan, to pay for the clean-up of deer
>>carcasses on US-2 and US-45.  
>>
>>Our tax dollars also pay for the National Forest timber-cutting program,
>>which loses nearly $1 billion per year.  All Michigan National Forests are
>>money-losers.
>>
>>Add to that the numerous injuries and deaths of Bald Eagles and other
>>wildlife drawn to road-kills, and the over-browsing of Sylvania Wilderness,
>>and the cost is pushed even higher.
>>
>>Road-killed deer on our highways is only a symptom of a much larger problem.
>>
>>No Laughing Matter,
>>
>>
>>Doug Cornett
>>Northwoods Wilderness Recovery    
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>>At 05:26 PM 5/20/99 -0400, Robert Evans wrote:
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>>>Enviro-Mich message from revans@up.net (Robert Evans)
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>>>As a biologist working in the U.P., I wanted to make sure Enviro-Mich folks
>>>were aware that removing vehicle-killed deer from roadsides is more than
>>>just a joking matter.  I am personally aware of at least 25 bald eagles
that
>>>have been hit and killed by vehicles while feeding on vehicle-killed deer
>>>along just one small area of US-2 and US-45 in the Western U.P. within the
>>>last 4 years alone. Many more eagles were injured by vehicles during this
>>>same period.  My agency and others have worked for several years now to try
>>>to come up with a solution to the problem, but the bottom line is that it
>>>will take funds to pay for prompt removal of these carcasses.
>>>
>>>I am not taking a position one way or the other on the deer license plate
>>>issue, but I wanted to make sure folks knew that there is a need out there
>>>to do this work, and it does affect other species, such as bald eagles.
>>>
>>>Robert Evans 
>>>
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