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Re: “Red Wolf Advocates Accuse the Feds of Lying to Justify Their ‘Cowardly New Plan’

the Population Viability Analysis (PVA) report indicated that in a worst-case scenario, the captive red wolf population of 200 animals had a 0.5% chance of extinction over the next 125 years. Compare that to the FWS assertions that the captive population was at serious risk...hard to conclude anything other than they were lying...

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Posted by Ron Sutherland on 10/26/2016 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Red Wolf Rally

If you only have a few minutes to spare on the 24th, please show up just before noon so you can participate in the rally! Even if you can only be there for 10 minutes, that would mean so much for showing public support for the red wolf program

Posted by Ron Sutherland on 08/20/2016 at 9:56 PM

Re: “Red Wolf Rally

A few more details:

Location: Shelter 5 at Pullen Park, between the tennis courts and the Aquatic Center, and next to the railroad tracks

Educational event - 10am - noon - stop by any time in this window to have your questions answered about wolves and coyotes

Rally For Red Wolves - noon - 12:30pm show your support for saving one of the world's most endangered species (less than 50 left in the wild!)

12:30pm-1:30pm - march (leaving from Shelter 5 and returning there) to spread the word about the dire red wolf situation

Posted by Ron Sutherland on 08/20/2016 at 9:55 PM

Re: “Does the light-rail line have a math problem?

Why not just install a set of really nice protected bike lanes on both sides of NC 54 (Downtown Raleigh to Chapel Hill) and US 15/501 (Durham to Chapel Hill)? Total cost would be way less than a tenth of the cost of the light rail system. And it would make us look good, and we could pay for it without borrowing a ton of money or selling our future to the promise of never-ending high density growth in the Triangle.

Charlotte is moving full-steam ahead with their Carolina Thread trail network, and while some towns in the Triangle have good greenways, there is nothing tying us together. Imagine, though, if it was easy for people to bike to RTP from all directions?

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Posted by Ron Sutherland on 10/15/2015 at 12:02 PM

Re: “Bill that would gut state environmental policy passes N.C. House committee

NEPA would be one of the first things to fall if Republicans took firm control of the Federal Government. SEPA is worth fighting for...

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Posted by Ron Sutherland on 04/26/2015 at 12:40 AM

Re: “R.I.P. Pop's Trattoria; Glad Hofmann Forest is dead; Delete religious test from state constitution; Jewish community volunteers on Christmas

Great Hofmann letter George!

If others want to help save this 79,000-acre tract of public forest, please sign our petition at:
http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/save-hofm…

And join us at Save Hofmann Forest on Facebook.

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Posted by Ron Sutherland on 12/17/2014 at 9:26 PM

Re: “Hofmann sellers cut new deal

Good article Jane!

One clarification - what I meant to say is that RMS could technically turn around the day after this new agreement has closed, and sell all or part of their stake in Hofmann Forest to Walker Ag Group for the list price that RMS paid plus a $500,000 "finders fee". The reverse scenario would be a better outcome.

The best outcome would be no sale at all, or for a genuine forest conservation easement to be put in place on the entire tract prior to the closing.

What are the Walkers planning on doing with their 24,000 acres? And what will RMS do with their land along US 17? The temptation to develop it will be really strong...

To help us stop this sale and win a better future for Hofmann Forest, please sign our petition here:
http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/save-hofmann-forest-from?source=c.fwd&r_by=10925835

Posted by Ron Sutherland on 09/10/2014 at 9:59 PM

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