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Letter to the editor: We need an ecologically sensitive management plan

We want a management plan that includes recommendations for wild and scenic river protection for all of the Upper Truckee River and its tributaries, as well as all the ligible segments of the lower Truckee River.

We want a management plan that recommends wilderness protection for sensitive roadless areas, including Dardanelles-Meiss, Freel Peak and Granite Chief additions, and provides more protective backcountry management to retain the wilderness quality of other roadless areas.

We want a management plan that manages all backcountry areas for semi-primitive nonmotorized recreation and where off-highway vehicles, including ssnowmobiles, are prohibited. We want a management plan that fully protects old growth forests and the spotted owls and other wildlife that depend on them.



We want a management plan that promotes needed wildlife fuel-reduction projects by retaining large trees (more than 30 inches in diamater) while focusing primarily on removing more fire-prone undergrowth adjacent to developed areas.

We want a management plan that addresses the vulnerability of wildlife species and habitat that may be affected by climate change.




Besides, it’s the right, smart and ecological thing to do.

Robert Saunders

Sacramento, Calif.


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