Vote No on I-933 - Fly Fishing Forum
Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum No such thing as rainbow trout, only landlocked steelhead

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 10-28-2006, 04:56 PM
rich_simms's Avatar
rich_simms rich_simms is offline
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Rivers of North Sound & Oly Pen
Posts: 319
Vote No on I-933

National Wildlife Federation and Washington Wildlife Federation urge No on I-933

Inititiave 933 claims to promote "property fairness," and in fact the ballot title when you are at the poll will say: "Intent to require fairness when government regulates private property."

However, it is anything but fair. If it passes it will instead open loopholes for irresponsible development in Washington. I-933 will roll back habitat protections that have been put in place to recover our salmon and therefore, orcas. I-933 will also jeopardize the health and well-being of our environment since it will lead to runaway sprawl and unmanaged growth. This means more traffic, more pollution, and more fragmented habitat.

NWF has joined the fight against I-933 because our mission is to protect wildlife for our children's future and we believe I-933 will jeopardize this mission. We urge you to cast a vote for healthy habitats, cleaner water, and a step toward protecting Washington's salmon heritage. Vote NO on 933. (go to "Action Alert" on left side for more info on I-933.) Hunters Opposing 933, and Anglers Opposing 933 fact sheets are also at this link.

Please join National Wildlife Federation in our commitment to protect wildlife by voting No on I-933 this November.

These groups are opposing I-933 (see quotes at the end):

American Rivers

Berkley Conservation Institute

Dwight Kanno, President, Boeing Employees Rod and Reel

Izaak Walton League of America - Seattle Chapter

National Wildlife Federation

Native Fish Society

Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group

Trout Unlimited Ballard Chapter
Trout Unlimited Bellevue-Issaquah Chapter
Trout Unlimited Clark County Chapter
Trout Unlimited Des Moines Chapter
Trout Unlimited Elliot Bay Chapter
Trout Unlimited North Kitsap Chapter
Trout Unlimited Northshore Chapter
Trout Unlimited Olympia Chapter
Trout Unlimited Sky Valley Chapter
Trout Unlimited South Cascades Chapter
Trout Unlimited Spokane Chapter
Trout Unlimited Tacoma Chapter

Washington Council of Trout Unlimited

Washington Wildlife Federation

Westport Charter Boat Association

Wild Steelhead Coalition

What Our Oregon Counterparts are Saying (OR passed a similar measure last year):

"We already are seeing the impacts of Measure 37 on salmon and steelhead habitat in Oregon. Whether it's bad development or gravel mining along rivers, the initiative threatens all the good work that local anglers have done to restore fish runs. I sure hope they don't
make the same mistake we made in Oregon."

- Tom Wolf, Chair, Oregon Council Trout Unlimited

Jim Martin, retired Chief of Fisheries, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Conservation Director for Berkley Conservation Institute,had this to say about the initiative:

"This initiative is supposedly about fairness...but is really a smokescreen to allow more development in forests, farmland, and wetlands and alongside rivers. The backers know that local government can't possibly afford to pay for the wild claims by landowners of what they might have had in mind for city and county leaders will be forced to allow such development in the crown jewels of our most
important natural places."

"This is exactly the mentality that caused the extinction of the Atlantic salmon on the East Coast of the United States. The fish die the death of the thousand subdivision at a time. Haven't we learned a damn thing?"

"We say we are committed to salmon recovery in our time...and then do something boneheaded like this?....NO!

-Lost poor realitive of the Simms family fishing fortune
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Home Waters
Your home waters
Current Favorite Fly
If you only had one... (change anytime)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thoughts on I-933 and impacts on habitat ChrisC Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 3 10-07-2006 06:48 PM
Americans- Please vote! Dble Haul Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 5 11-02-2004 10:27 AM
A Vote For Trout DEERHAAWK The Quintessential Trout 1 11-06-2002 08:16 AM
The Vote on C & R sinktip Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 6 02-10-2002 09:43 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:07 AM.

vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright (All Rights Reserved)