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RE: E-M:/ Salmon Recovery Planning Act



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Enviro-Mich message from "Tiser, Gene M" <TiserG@mail01.dnr.state.wi.us>
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Hartley Jackson, Mammals of Wisconsin (UW Press) reported that  Wisconsin
lost its last wolverines around 1870.  He also reported that there are
historical records from Gogebic County in Michigan (Jackson's source = Burt,
1946:144).

Gene Tiser
Education Coordinator
NE Region Hdqtrs
PO Box 10448
1125 N. Military Ave.
Green Bay, WI  54307-0448

phone: (920) 492-5836
fax:      (920) 492-5913
tiserg@dnr.state.wi.us

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> From: 	William Tobler[SMTP:williamtobler@critterswoods.org]
> Reply To: 	William Tobler
> Sent: 	Friday, July 20, 2001 12:56 PM
> To: 	Kenneth Vermeulen
> Cc: 	enviro-mich@great-lakes.net; Erich.Pfuehler@mail.house.gov
> Subject: 	Re: E-M:/ Salmon Recovery Planning Act
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> Enviro-Mich message from William Tobler <williamtobler@critterswoods.org>
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> 
> The following source seems to say otherwise.
> http://www.wolverinefoundation.org/nadist.htm
> 
> At Friday, 20 July 2001, "Kenneth Vermeulen" <VERMEUKW@wnj.com> wrote:
> 
> >Someone 
> >should tell the congressman that there likely never WERE any wolverines 
> in 
> >Michigan, before he embarrasses himself again.>>> "Pfuehler, 
> >Erich" <Erich.Pfuehler@mail.house.gov> 07/20/01 12:32PM >>>
> >These are Congressman David E. Bonior's 
> >remarks and a newswire article regarding yesterday's introduction 
> of the 2000 
> >Salmon Recovery Planning Act:
> >        "I want to thank Representatives McDermott and Petri for 
> their leadership 
> >on this important issue.  We have a chance to do this right.  We can 
> >protect the threatened Snake River salmon and ensure that families 
> in Washington, Oregon and Idaho don't incur 
> >economic hardships.  The way to do that is to bring all of the parties 
> to 
> >the table ... the environmental community ... the Native tribes 
> in the region 
> >.... the fishermen, anglers and sportsmen ... the farmers ... the 
> longshoremen 
> >and barge pilots ... the railroads ... and the families who live 
> in the 
> >communities along the river.  Today, there are no wolverines in 
> Michigan 
> >.... prior generations allowed fur traders to wipe them out.  Nor 
> are there 
> >any Graylings ... loggers removed so many trees at the turn of the 
> century that 
> >our lakes and rivers became too warm for the fish to survive.  Let's 
> not 
> >see the day when there are no salmon in the Pacific Northwest ..
> . let's do the 
> >proper planning to make sure we protect both the salmon and the 
> families who live in the region ... let's follow the principals laid 
> 
> >out in the McDerrmott / Petri legislation."
> >U.S. Newswire, July 19, 
> >2001 Statement 
> >by Coordinator of Snake River Campaign at Taxpayers for Common Sense 
> on the 
> >Introduction of the Salmon Planning Act 
> >The following is a written statement of Autumn 
> >Hanna, coordinator of Snake River Campaign at Taxpayers for Common 
> Sense on the 
> >introduction of the Salmon Planning Act: 
> >Taxpayers for Common Sense applauds 
> >Representative Jim McDermott (D-WA) for introducing the Salmon Planning 
> Act of 
> >2001 today. Rep. McDermott, along with Reps. Tom Petri (R-WI), Jim 
> Leach (R-IA), 
> >David Bonior (D-MI) and fourteen others are leading the way to ensure 
> that we 
> >are ready to remove the four dams on the Lower Snake river if the 
> current 
> >billion dollar techno-fixes fail to save salmon from threatened 
> extinction. 
> >
> >This bill is a win for the taxpayer. Fish 
> >recovery schemes such as barging and trucking have proven to be 
> expensive 
> >failures. Engaging in long-range planning on the lower Snake River 
> is just 
> >plain, fiscally responsible. 
> >Washington has been selling the taxpayer down 
> >the river. This bill provides a plan to escape this river of fiscal 
> ruin. 
> >
> >It seems the federal government's response to 
> >the expensive threat of extinction is to throw buckets of money 
> at half-baked 
> >solutions like barging and trucking of salmon. This legislation 
> recognizes the 
> >need to be prepared if we eventually decide to partially remove 
> the four dams. 
> >
> >This legislation is responsible and simply makes 
> >sense. It doesn't order the dams removed. But it does recognize 
> that if we get 
> >to the point where removal is necessary to avoid the high taxpayer 
> cost of 
> >extinction, we better be prepared. This legislation sets up a common 
> sense 
> >process to figure out what we would need to do to reduce the impact 
> to the local 
> >economies and people who benefit and use the four dams today. 
> >
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