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Page 14 : Continued from frontpage New Input ~ ~en one aroufid here. After I wrote all 6f ~ You may have noticed the above, in comes'a I didn't use the man's man to the Record office name who came in to who says he saw a grtz-talk to me.. I do this out zly in the headwaters of of respect for the man's the Middle Fork of the Weiser River, just above White Licks, in 1979. It was big and black, and he thought it was a black cow coming down the hill at first. It crossed the road about 30 to 40 yards in front of him. This guy i~ an experi- enced hunter with about 60 years or more under his belt as a resident of this area, so I take him seriously. I feel like I would recognize the dif- ference between a grizzly and a black bear. And I think most experienced outdoor people easily recognize a wolf with- out mistaking it for a coyote. On the other hand, I think it only prudent to be skeptical of reports of grizzlies in our area. I would like to hear from anyone else who has privacy, and also to deal -with the subject at hand instead of muddying the waters with personality issues. SWhat I found really : iii'teresting is ,that this guy reiterated the story of grizzlies being relo- cated to this area from Yellowstone. He said he heard' this years ago from a game warden Out of McCall. Well, on Monday I was able to track down that game Wednesday, February 8, 2012 W~e Continued from front page The Adams County Record warden, who is now east end of property Atteberry said," of Midvale, build a retired, and he was that was obtained via We have a master small rest area next very surprised to learn a land swap in 2005. plan for the trailhead/ to the trail south of what he had said. He Larry Clem, developer campground. If we can Midvale, repair a didn't know of any griz- of a subdivision north find a funding source trestle and design a. zlies ever transferred to of the wye, received we will construct the trailhead facility. If anyplace in our region, title to the north leg of campground in 2013." the applications gain and thought the idea the Wye, and FWRT got On January 27 the approval most of the was pretty crazy. He said a 4.5-acre parcel at thegroup submitted an work to complete the he moved a number of east end of the wye for application to the projects will be done in black bears while sta- the campground. Idaho Dept. of Parks the fall of 2012. tioned out of McCall, and Grants also helped and Recreation asking All of these grants some story about that with putting in a well for funds to construct require 30% matches, may have been distorted and pump for the a kiosk at the trailheadand FWRT's only and misunderstood as campground, plus a and add gravel to the source of matching is being a grizzly, horse corral. A new parking areas. They fundraisers, donations This is a perfect exam- fence was built last fall also plan to install and memberships. To pie of how misinforma- on the boundary line some picnic tables, support Friends of the tion gets to be "common between FWRT property Two other grants Weiser River Trail or knowledge," and it's my and Evergreen Forest that FWRT are seeking for more information, goal to shine a light on Products (sawmill) would help pave 2,800 contact Shirley' as much of it as I can. property. FWRT feet of the Weiser RiverAtteberry at 208-257= President, Shirley Trail in the community 3562. J Continued from front page less--starts at the Forest Boundary on the West Fork of the Weiser, not very far north of Fruitvale. There are several Council area ranchers who run cattle on the Warm Springs allotment, which makes up about half of the area where this forest products sold in of forest ecosystems, 2014 to 3 billion board watersheds, wildlife feet, up from 2.4 billionhabitats and forest board feet in 2011. dependent communities. The restoration of Major threats include National Forest System wildland fire, climate lands is critically needed change, beetle epidemics to address a number and invasive species. of threats to the health A grant helped Friends of the Weiser River Trail install this double concrete vault CXT toilet at the campground site in November. restoration project will take place. The project area extend~ along the West Fork and Lost Creek, the Lost Lake area, all the way to the headwaters of Lost Creek and on over into the Boulder Creek tirt/inage~ Tht~ is 0ttt" backyard, folks. The Payette Forest Coalition wlll be very involved in the "scoping" process on the Lost Creek - Boulder Creek Restoration Project, and is looking for new blood in their organization.: If you want your voice to be heard on thi~, joining the coalition is a great way to do it, plus it will help you understand how and why things happen with such projects. Below is extracts from a press release, and explains a little more about the national program being funded. "Through our partnerships with states, communities, tribes and others, we are to restoring our and bringing jobs to America," said Vilsack. "Whether the threat comes i:i from wildfire, bark or a changing climate, is vital that we step our efforts to safeguard~ our country's natural resources." 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