January 21, 2020 - The U.S. Navy's final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) shows a general disregard for the reams of public comment they received after announcing plans for a massive expansion of the Fallon Test and Training Range onto public lands.
The final EIS and other information from the Navy can be found here.
Friends of Nevada Wilderness encourages all concerned Nevadans to attend the public meeting in Fallon:
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020
5 - 8pm
Fallon Convention Center
100 Campus Way, Fallon, NV
Friends is offering a limited number of seats to people interested in van-pooling from the Friends office in Sparks. Call Kat at 324-7667 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat.
Friends remains opposed to the Navy's final proposal for these reasons, among others:
- It would remove wilderness protection from 75,000 acres of public land in the Stillwater, Clan Alpine and Job Peak WSAs.
- It would threaten the viability of thousands of acres of prime wildlife habitat.
- It would shut out the public from thousands of acres public land that are currently popular recreation areas.
- It would further restrict access to ancestral lands of the Fallon Paiute Shohone and other Native nations.
- It ignores public comment submitted in good faith by recreationists, conservationists, wildlife biologists, and state and local governments.
The Navy has given us their last best offer and it's not good enough! Please help us tell the Navy, and now our members of Congress who will have the final say, that the plan is unacceptable. Tell them we value our public lands and will fight to maintain access and preserve valuable habitat. Join us in Fallon on Jan. 28!
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