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Trash Science by BLM on Public Lands Very Costly and Abusive

02 Dec

trailhead_cascades_5200ft_oct_11Our Public Lands are essentially defined as a Multi-Purpose Use situation.  Acceptable usage remains debatable, but one thing for certain — The fact is cattle grazing ruins our multi-purpose Public Lands, and the subject of this discussion.

A major problem that many of us have, regarding cattle, is the fact cattle herds are a non-native species and continue to destroy, on a large scale, many ecosystems shared by multi terrestrial and wildlife situations.  This includes our Public Lands and the other element of this discussion.

Cattle on Public Lands Designated Multi-Use

Cattle are a non-native species and regulated, supposedly by grazing permits, to safe-guard the ecosystem on our Public lands.  In reality we find cattle not regulated and never have been regulated responsibly by the BLM or Forestry.  Cattle’s impact on the Public Lands environment always far greater than the roaming wild life such as wild horses, deer, elk, and other animals (good science agrees with this).

Visit our Public Lands occasionally and see for yourselves.  Sometimes the most obvious is easiest to explain; Compared to BLM or Forestry who will attempt to convince all of us differently in regard to cattle and grazing permits.

Although, we find a few science reports (very few and more so dedicated to government agency and affiliated corporate bias), these few remain unacceptable to most research scientists.  These same few reports state that all hoofed animals responsible for ecosystem destruction.  The truth is there exist far more acceptable science reports, referenced well and proven by solid research techniques and data gathering, that remain in direct opposition to these few.  And not so surprisingly the BLM and Forestry conducts their management on these few bias reports that many others refer to as Bad-Science.

A history of Bad Science

Something we as taxpayers should be made aware of in the burdensome government environmental science community is this fact:  In the 1990’s there existed a profound discovery, and due to so much analytical debate over simple environmental science and reasoning issues.  Not so ironic, it was found duplication of science and research jobs throughout many government agencies were being paid to accomplish the same things.

This confused the arena of scientific knowledge, with bias reports and fake or deceitful references conflicting with actual good science and provable data.  Somehow or another when Vice President Gore headed the committee to rid the government of these many duplicate job positions, it simply expanded, rather than took away the duplication.  Yes, rather than retire the many scientists and researchers holding duplicate government job positions, out of public scrutiny more sub-sub-agencies were originated to keep these people employed, and not so ironic, with an ultimate and unethical goal to be achieved, and did achieve.

So there exists a split in the environmental community of science research and biology.  And as one would believe, many of these researchers, to keep their jobs/careers, pointedly strive to appeal toward government and corporate bias.  These are gov. employees in the non-descript and even unobservable government sub-sub-agencies, out of sight from the public.  Often hidden within the government offices located on college campuses, or affiliated offices in the field groups connected to the Department of the Interior.

An audit would eventually bring these agencies to the publics attention, but for now remain low key.  The only item the public does receive from these same sub-sub-agencies are bias science or environmental reports that essentially are meant to disguise, in proportionate helpings for the publics perusal.  What we can all agree upon is what we call false information and misinformation, or confusing rhetoric.

This entire government fiasco, and sub-sub-agencies as was prescribed in the 1990’s, should not exist anyway.  The program was meant to rid the government of duplication and resolve the confusion issues.  But more, to appeal toward cost, and rid the government of the over burdensome situation of costly duplication.  It was estimated even in the 90’s the government could actually save billions of dollars yearly by completing such a beneficial program, getting rid of excess, saving tax payers money.

Examples abound, but the most current and flagrant of them used most recently have rubbed many in the science community the wrong way.  Combining all hoofed animals and stating they “All” ruin ecosystem habitat the same as cattle, is not only debatable and costly to taxpayers, but non-referenced within any good scientific parameters.

“We have found over the years government scientists making many bad or even useless statements, unqualified in regard to our environment.  Their approach, because of methodology and time-pattern restraints alone within the localized habitat management decisions, places their entire data gathering and resolutions in conflict with any truth what so ever.  Their theories become subordinate to politics, obviously bias.”  James Spears, NSA Scientist-Retired.

It becomes obvious, when this knowledge known, that these contrived sub-sub-agencies continue to develop slanted and bias research for single-purpose, that equate to bad decision making — favorable to government budgets and politicians only.

Many within the science community do not wonder how these positions remain at all, as it is quite obvious, costly, and disgusting.  “The fact is this, those people receive from $125,000 to $225,000+ per year income.  And their entire objective is to confuse their unqualified findings with that of good science.  These positions are useless and unneeded.  Their references not useful to those who are in the know.” James Spears.

To those unfamiliar with these sub-sub-agency researchers, their material can blemish good policy making and basically generate bad decisions.  Deplorable habitats and management apparently conflict today and is not only costly, but abusive.  Go to a wild horse heard roundup, which is predicated on bad science, innuendo, and lies, and you will be just as disgusted with our government as the rest of us who have seen the atrocity.

Results of Bad Decisions from Bad Science

Ironically, within the same theory of “All” hoofed animals supposedly involved in ecosystem and habitat destruction, we can look at simple common sense attributes.  For example, these same sub-sub-agency researchers support the elimination of Wolves (e.g. today’s sad wolf killing mania).  This brings about an even better example of their trashy science, or simply put, their bad-science.

The well supported and referenced fact (Reality) is Wolves moderately and within natural methods, eliminate these same hoofed animals, for a proper habitat management situation.  Trash-science conflicts directly with Reality and supported and referenced science.  Bad science is accomplished here for political reasons, personal favors, and certain bias that supports a very minute amount of American tax payers.  Yes, less than .001%.even though 100% of tax payers are expected to support the situation — which by the way do not do so, and remains unfavorable among the majority of tax payers and Americans.

In reality, wolves are essentially one of a few controls for a healthier habitat, protecting it from over browse and other harmful powers of influence, and for several reasons.  This is nature’s own regulatory system within many ecosystems and habitats.  Yes, conflicting virtues of trash-science research is that obvious.

What this means to the regular tax payer or individual concerned with ecosystem destruction, or all around negative situations within our environment?  The fact is since cattle are non-natives, their impact on the environment is greater than native species like wild horses, elk, or deer.   Cattle have always been unevolved in the ecosystems in which placed; therefore, they do not co-exist within an ecosystem well. Whereas, wild horse herds, deer, and elk are highly mobile foragers — cattle are stagnant foragers.

Conclusion

What does this mean?  Well, wild horses, deer, and elk move around so much that they do not overgraze an area or cause soil damage.  Cattle on the other hand, will often remain in the same area until they have eaten all or most of the edible material there. Only after most of the vegetation has been eaten will they move on.  Cattle also need more forage than wild horses, elk, or deer together.

Cattle commit environmental atrocities.  Fact!  They reduce aesthetics with their fecal matter, with the trampling of vegetation, and with their mere presence. They overgraze, causing forage loss for other ungulates.  Overgrazing has also been linked to soil erosion due to the loss of water retention and runoff reduction capacity of vegetation.  Cattle destroy wetlands by grazing nesting habitat for waterfowl, by adding suspended solids and bacteria to the water, and increasing water temperature.

From personal experience, cattle also directly destroy waterfowl nesting sites, usually by trampling them.  And Riparian habitats — lost in total — is happening way too much in today’s environment and on Public Lands.  Multi-Use does not mean Multi-Use any longer, becoming another government oxymoron years ago.

What it does mean?  Well, it means cattle and sheep grazing only, with a few energy systems and oil thrown in.  Everything else is displaced — and supported by science, you say?  Not even close — trash-science and bad-science, Yes!  Good Science — NO!  It is simple, it is a cause of many bad decisions made while referencing bad and bias science.  This has got to change!

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5 responses to “Trash Science by BLM on Public Lands Very Costly and Abusive

  1. jagdb1957J

    December 3, 2012 at 3:22 am

    Thank you. I have been looking over the Agenda 21 problem: in effect, nothing – not even the senate, congress or legislative branch can change the Agenda 21 control over the public lands. In effect, these agencies that run the public lands (DOI – BLM, ect) are not concerned with what the people say any more considering President Obama has signed Executive Order 13575 in 2011, and since he was re-elected, the completion of Agenda 21 will begin. In you don’t know what that means for public lands – it means that sustainability is not accounted for concerning wild horses – only certain wild life – and wild horses are not on the list according to Ken Salazar or anyone in DOI. As far as Agenda 21, they can remove these horses at any time and any place and do anything with them they want to unless someone can begin an NGO which takes federal dollars and has a plan to remove horses as necessary to particular lands that would be allowed (probably privately owned lands – as far as private goes in Agenda 21) with the funds being paid to land owners. This Agenda 21 is one reason why I had to pull back because nothing was more nerve racking than dealing with gov. agencies that do not have to listen, do not get prosecuted for doing what we have perceived as laws on public lands that is illegal activity, and do not care about the public response except to obey their own policies as they choose to allow the people to slowly accept the fact that the wild horse will be phased out unless there is something that someone can do to stop an executive order mandating that Agenda 21 be carried out in each state; and on each government agency, there really is no accountability to the people of the U.S. I hope this made sense to you. And, no, I do not have any answers, but I hope someone comes up with some answers! Enjoyed your article, and always appreciate the time you take to make sure your facts are correct!

     
  2. jag1957

    December 3, 2012 at 3:24 am

    Thank you. I have been looking over the Agenda 21 problem: in effect, nothing – not even the senate, congress or legislative branch can change the Agenda 21 control over the public lands. In effect, these agencies that run the public lands (DOI – BLM, ect) are not concerned with what the people say any more considering President Obama has signed Executive Order 13575 in 2011, and since he was re-elected, the completion of Agenda 21 will begin. In you don’t know what that means for public lands – it means that sustainability is not accounted for concerning wild horses – only certain wild life – and wild horses are not on the list according to Ken Salazar or anyone in DOI. As far as Agenda 21, they can remove these horses at any time and any place and do anything with them they want to unless someone can begin an NGO which takes federal dollars and has a plan to remove horses as necessary to particular lands that would be allowed (probably privately owned lands – as far as private goes in Agenda 21) with the funds being paid to land owners. This Agenda 21 is one reason why I had to pull back because nothing was more nerve racking than dealing with gov. agencies that do not have to listen, do not get prosecuted for doing what we have perceived as laws on public lands that is illegal activity, and do not care about the public response except to obey their own policies as they choose to allow the people to slowly accept the fact that the wild horse will be phased out unless there is something that someone can do to stop an executive order mandating that Agenda 21 be carried out in each state; and on each government agency, there really is no accountability to the people of the U.S. I hope this made sense to you. And, no, I do not have any answers, but I hope someone comes up with some answers! Enjoyed your article, and always appreciate the time you take to make sure your facts are correct!

     
  3. debbie catalina

    December 3, 2012 at 3:49 am

    amazing insights. I didn’t know about the sub-sub agencies created, and wish there were a few concrete examples, as well as some of the *good* articles so i could go and read those for myself. This certainly helps me to better understand the situation!! thanks john!

     
  4. jadeh22

    December 31, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Your writing is awesome, John! Thanks for putting it all out there (and covering so many aspects of it in the process!) that people need to know about. The emotional frenzy often gets in the way of facts, and the only way we have a snowball’s chance in hell of making a difference in all this is by having the facts (as they truly ARE) so we know what we are dealing with. The emotional outpouring of phone calls, letters, petitions, and faxes have been like spitting into the wind the last 4-5 years! Now it’s time to roll up our sleeves and start digging into the backside of the many smokescreens being put up and around these issues…before it’s too late to make a difference for any/all of our precious wildlife (which has been maintaining a BALANCE for centuries!). When will humans recognize that the Earth is capable of balancing it all out on Her own? Things become upside down everytime humans step in with their arrogance about knowing what is best for a planet that has been running the show for the millineum – and invariably we are the ones who screw it all up!

    Okay, putting soapbox back under the desk…..LOL

     
  5. thewildhorseconspiracy

    December 31, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Trash science occurs when the people conducting the science do not have the greater truth and justice at heart in their pursuit, but rather are more concerned with fitting in to the establishment, continuing their positions and salaries, not rocking the boat. This defines a corrupt situation. The good news, however, is that this situation can be changed. It is so true what you say about how the bureaucrats lump the grazers together when addressing causes of habitat degradation, then conveniently proceed to eliminate the minorities, especially the wild horses and burros (who are returned natives who in fact restore balance to the ecosystem) instead of the monopolistic cattle and sheep. You should have also addressed sheep as another major cause of public land degradation. Here is a new video that may interest you: Dear Friends of Wild Horses & Burros & their Natural Freedom!

    Happy New Year 2013!

    Here is the new version of the YouTube
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    Please share it with those whom you think should experience this compelling message.

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    A signed, personalized book &/or musical CD can also be ordered by calling up http://www.andeantapirfund.com and clicking on PayPal.

    Also please sign on my petition that I will be delivering soon and share this:

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    Looking forward to turning things around for the wild horses and burros
    in the wild with your help in the new year and Future.

    Sincerely,

    Craig C. Downer
    http://www.andeantapirfund.com (organization devoted to saving all odd-toed
    grazers including all members of the horse, tapir and rhino families IN THE WILD
    as viable populations together with their complete wild habitats.

    December 30, 2012

     

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