Defenders of the Black Hills
January 2012, Newsletter - 1st Quarter
January, 2012 Newsletter - 1st Quarter
In this Issue are offered a number of ways you can help the environment, and the health of all the people. Included are a couple of petitions and letters that were sent to you before, but we are still offering them as more and more people want to sign. We are hoping you would mail them yourself directly to President Obama, or to the Secretary of Health, or Mrs. Obama. By doing that, you will save all of us time, money and paper. If you wish, you could also personally write to the addressee on the petition or letters and bring your own point of view. The squeaky wheel gets the most grease, so we are hoping by sending more and more petitions and letters, if one of them catches the attention of the powers-that-be, then maybe something can get done…and you will have been a part of that.
Meeting Notice - Nov 28, 2011
Nov. 28, 2011
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Defenders of the Black Hills will be having a quarterly meeting on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, from 1:00 - 5:00 PM, at the St. Isaac Jogues Coffee room, next to the Mother Butler Center, 221 Knollwood Drive, Rapid City, SD.
Brian Brademeyer's live chat with the Rapid City Journal
The following link contains Brian Brademeyer's live chat with the Rapid City Journal. He explains some of our concerns about the Black Hills and what the logging is doing to wildlife. It's not long but gives some good information.
Battle over logging in the Black Hills
The following article, in the Sioux Fall Argus Leader, is about our battle with the US Forest Service over logging in the Black Hills. The US Forest Service knew about the beginning of the Pine Beetle problem since the mid-1960s. In 2002, the information from the US Forest Service was mapped by Biodiversity Conservation Alliance and showed all the areas where the beetles were locating. It was predicted then that the Beaver Park Roadless Area would be devastated by wildfire without logging. Clear cutting a fireguard was allowed around the Beaver Park Roadless Area. However, no fire ever occurred, and the area has a more healthy ecosystem than before. Nature always does better than human beings.
Sioux Falls Argus Leader Black Hills MPB Article--November 19, 2011
Charmaine White Face Key note Speech
The following is a link to South Dakota Peace & Justice Center - Annual Conference 7th October 2011. Charmaine gives a key note speech, not only about the history of the Defenders, but also about the Uranium mining and the justice system in South Dakota.