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    United Alert: Letter to the Governors For Your Signature

    On December 23, 2003, 21 environmental groups filed a petition to
    list the Greater Sage Grouse as a threatened or endangered species.
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to issue a ruling within
    the coming weeks on the petition that could start the process to list
    the sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

    Leaders in outdoor recreation are working with many other sectors to
    ensure that the Greater Sage Grouse is not stuffed into the
    regulatory straightjacket of the ESA. Instead, we are fighting to
    defend the right of state and local leaders to devise and implement
    their own conservation programs, which are far more effective at
    preserving and enhancing species and their habitat.

    A potential ESA listing for this species is due at the end of this
    year. Such a listing would be disastrous both for the bird and for
    the economy of the West. That is why we have organized a joint
    letter to Governors across the West encouraging them to aggressively
    work against an ESA listing.

    The sage grouse habitat is spread over 110 millions acres in 11
    western states and, if listed as a threatened or endangered species,
    could affect millions of dollars of development plans, from ranching
    and farming to housing, mining and oil and gas production in addition
    to recreation access to millions of acres of public lands.

    Please review this letter and consider joining United Four Wheel
    Drive Associations and others as a signatory by going here:

    More information about the Partnership for the West can be viewed at:

    John Stewart
    Director, Environmental Affairs
    United Four Wheel Drive Associations,
    Natural Resource Consultant
    California Association of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs,
    Recreation Access and Conservation Editor,
    Moderator, MUIRNet - Multiple Use Information Resource Network
    1997 Jeep Wrangler

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    :shades: *signed*
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