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Seventy2002
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PostSun Mar 11, 2018 11:32 am 
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"OLYMPIA – Four meetings are scheduled in late March to enable northwest Washington residents to learn more about a proposal to move mountain goats from Olympic National Park to the North Cascades during the summers of 2018 and 2019.

The public is invited to hear a presentation and speak with representatives of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) during meetings in Sedro Woolley, Darrington, North Bend, and Sultan."

https://wdfw.wa.gov/news/mar0618b/
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PostSun Mar 11, 2018 1:30 pm 
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Thanks for posting this.

This is very curious!  WDFW should have held these meetings a year ago, before the plan was written and released.  Now, the public comment period (last August-Sept) is over, the final plan is about to be released and will be implemented this summer without further public input.

So I guess it's nice for WDFW to hold public relations meetings.  Better late than never, I guess.  But would've been nicer to hold them before the plan was written, as part of the NEPA process.  Why?  Because communication is a two-way street, and they could've gained public input.  This PR event is a one-way street: here's what we're going to do.

And would've been even nicer if WDFW had helped write the plan - which I can tell you having read it, WDFW clearly didn't as none of their research is in it.

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PostMon Mar 12, 2018 4:49 pm 
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RodF wrote:
communication is a two-way street, and they could've gained public input.  This PR event is a one-way street: here's what we're going to do.

If my experience with MORA is any indication, "public input" is seen as a task box that has to be checked, generally begrudgingly, not as a genuine opportunity to collaborate with the public users of the park.

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PostTue Mar 13, 2018 10:40 am 
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cascadeclimber wrote:
"public input" is seen as a task box that has to be checked

Comment duly noted.

...and ignored

p.s. this is a meta-comment... a comment on my comment on your comment,
not a comment on your comment, of course!  wink.gif


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