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A Vision for Wild Grasslands: WildEarth Guardians 'Sustainable Use Conservation Alternative' for the Comanche & Cimarron Nat

WildEarth Guardians has developed, with the evidence and advice of scientists, organizations, and citizens, this Sustainable Use Conservation Alternative for the Comanche and Cimarron National Grasslands Land Management Plan revision process

On December 28, 2005 the U.S. Forest Service released its Draft Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands Land Management Plan. The Forest Service has been working on the revised plan for several years. Every 10 to 15 years each Forest Service management division must undergo a management plan revision, and the existing plan is over 20 years old. The Comanche and Cimarron National Grasslands revision process and subsequent Revised Plan will affect the general character and specific components of these public lands including native species and habitat viability, livestock grazing, oil and gas development, and recreation. The revision process presents an opportunity to highlight the diverse wildlife and unique natural and cultural features of the Southern Great Plains prairie region and to promote a shift to biodiversity protection and a nature-based economy. This is also an opportunity for the public to influence management direction on its lands. The purpose of this Sustainable Use Conservation Alternative is to provide a set of land and resource management planning options for the Comanche and Cimarron National Grasslands that promote restoration and protection of native wildlife and natural communities while allowing sustainable human uses of these federal lands.

WildEarth Guardians has developed, with the evidence and advice of scientists, organizations, and citizens, this Sustainable Use Conservation Alternative for the Comanche and Cimarron National Grasslands Land Management Plan revision process.

Read the Sustainable Use Conservation Alternative (PDF)

Because WildEarth Guardians is very concerned that the 2005 National ForestManagement Act regulations will undermine natural resource conservation,ecosystem protection, and wildlife safeguards on the Comanche and CimarronGrasslands, we have submitted detailed comments to the Forest Service.

View WildEarth Guardians' Comments on the Draft National Grasslands Management Plan and Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands (PDF)

Maps of the Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands: watersheds, Black-tailed prairie dog colonies, species distribution, and grazing allotment information.

View maps of the Cimarron and Comanche Grasslands (PDF)


 

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