As many of you
there have been many plans and a variety of mis-information
surrounding the proposed Wild
Olympics/Wild and Scenic plan. For those unfamiliar with
it, this plan was introduced by
Washington state U.S. Congressman Norm Dicks and U.S. Senator Patty
Murray in 2010. Green party lobbyists from Quilcene, partners
and associates with the D.C. Pew Environmental
Group, worked closely with Washington legislators to concoct the taking
of our state lands for national ownership to create a bigger park with
extra wilderness, to add to the million acre park they already
could not take
The announcement of the Pew groups' desire to redesignate our public
Peninsula lands for a bigger park was
brought to the attention of
peninsula residents by a whistleblower. News came that deals were
cooking, involving the acquisition
of public recreational forestlands, and for other purposes by
federal government. Their reasoning was for Extra" Iron
The plan was meant to intentionally pass under the radar unnoticed, to
shove it through congress with as little public awareness as
possible. They knew the opposition would be tremendous and would get in
the way of their agenda.
This was a plan that
would negatively affect all bordering private property owners, where
planned designations would overlap and also cut off access to the much
enjoyed open recreational lands. Quinault learned some of these areas
chosen for protecting, were surrounding Quinault
as well as Grays
Harbor, Jefferson and Clallam counties.
In fact this plan would
enormously effect EVERY Olympic Peninsula county through
the designations of Wild and Scenic Rivers alone!
Quinault and the other rural unincorporated
adjoining communities, were left out of the information
of the long
history of abuse by Olympic National Park (the federal agency they
would build their campaign around).
The offices of Wa. states
Ex-U.S Congressman Norm Dicks and both U.S. Senator's Patty
Murray and Maria Cantwell all denied any prior collusion with the Pew
"caught in the wind" by the whistleblower.
they had a 2 year
jump start conjuring the Land Grab with D.C's Pew
co-conspirators before meeting with us. That was their 1st lie.
purposely hid their
knowledge to conspire with the Washington D.C. pew environmental
party, to organize the plan to GRAB Land and Water
for Preservation "and for
Note: Norm Dicks was soon forced to
retire amid several
rumors of misused funds.
time the congressional team brought out a conglomeration of
sets of maps, supposedly with revisions:
the first (courtesy of Pew
Group). However, these Maps were
rendition at best. Very vague and more intrusive.
Quinault refused to play this game of charades by immediately nitpicking the
details. It was
the consequences of this
plan that concerned us: federal park plans that never seem
change. ONP has been a continual
burden to the historical pioneer
communities of Amanda Park, Quinault and Clearwater for
over a century!
This is where it
gets serious with us at the Scam
The problem with new proposed
Wilderness - No
Management. No new
Trails No existing trail repair.
danger is made worse. Thousands of acres each year are consumed by
wildfires in wilderness areas. Within the wilderness law is the
"Let it Burn" rule prohibiting interference to extinguish them. They
must be left to burn out naturally. This is absurdity in itself. This
huge Quinault Ridge
area that is up for re designation, borders
state Hwy 101 on the west and the Colonel Bob Wilderness area on
side. The dividing road, an important access link, will be
This new wilderness has cell
towers (with an access road) to the top.
This is a public
summer recreation area with 3 connected communities. It is simply
UN-suitable for wilderness. It
will actually make the remaining
areas more congested
more restricted. Fire danger is a constant threat!
the environmentalists intended goals.
Or is it?
problem with creating more
It is big enough already!
(922,000 ++ acres).
They can't or won't
what they have now. The ONP $350 million maintenance backlog (as of
is estimated to have grown to $500 million (2014 data) and climbing
National Park News
New Wilderness Stewardship Plan
there in opposition
will steward nothing. They will
all be counting the crushed dandelions trammeled by use, assessing
trends and limiting
access. That is the Wilderness Plan. WE suspect it will be
no local jobs will be created, no new trails opened; which will be in
agreement with their responsibility as a World Heritage Site and
Biosphere. They deny this.
WE are pleased to learn re-locating
is NOT part of the plan at this time. Everyone wants a better
Park! 1 Million Acres of Park Wilderness is clearly enough; expanding
the boundaries, or creating additional wilderness will be a critical
detriment for its protection.
Wild and Scenic Rivers will have no
impact on ONP despite the Wild Olympics supporters claim. You will
learn that it will be disastrous as it impacts all the rural
communities here and the property rights of homeowners; valley after
valley within our marvelous river systems.
with Wild and Scenic-
The "ACT" authorizes
additional lands: 1/4 mile on each side of the river. Also more
on use and access will result.
Huge buffer zones will be put in place.
here. It is very important to understand our objections.
scam essay Wild and Scenic
get started and
examine the crucial details of the law and its judicial review.
Our Rivers Are Already
Wild Scenic And Protected
There's a bigger problem if you live
here in Quinault
know "first hand" what a horrible mistake this will
be. The Park has been busy buying properties and demolishing
north shore for years.
See The Northshore Documents.
South Shore of the Quinault River ONP has deliberately caused the
destroy a wonderful wetlands/habitat
area; and because it was on private property, failed to save it!
ONP alters the natural watershed
benefit on the north side of the Quinault River to the detriment
the south side. This
is what has
essay Documents of proof
of illegal tampering that
changed the course of the Quinault
for information concerning current on
going 12 year project. Response. WE have discovered them over
extending their usage permit, so that much of the work was done on
permits. What happens if you do that?
Our story. No-one but the park
puts a D9 Cat in the creek bed,
changes the river.
Quinault Residents And Their History
Will Be Removed Next
If The Wild
Olympics Act Becomes Law
Eudies story: From the book Rain Forest by
We have been permitted to publish this
wonderful account about the
"other time" back in '38 when the pioneers were run off
homesteads to make the Park and given what was a "pittance for
property" according to her daughter, Phyllis Miller, a lifetime
resident of Amanda Park.
The national backlog is in the neighborhood of $10 Billion! (as of
2011). NPS 2014
backlog data is not currently available, but most likely has
also exceeded the 2011 report.
Are The Campgrounds?
-Promised since the spotted owl decision? and jobs? Visitors to the
Park have been disappointed year after year, with road and trail
closures. Where did the funds go? Ask ex-Congressman Norm Dicks.
- Just off north shore road, was
2 months. short trail to the
worlds largest cedar
-Former North Shore campground on Lake Quinault, now day-use only.
falling limbs from immense cedars and Douglas firs.
important north entrance road to the railhead closed this year (2011).
-Gateway to the Enchanted Valley
now closed (2011). No admittance.
Where is Pyrites Creek
now?... as well as... Rustler Creek
Trail, Promised Creek
Trail, Litchy Creek Trail, Tschletshy
Creek Trail, Howe Creek Trail and Finley Peak Trail?
An Economic Disaster for all affected areas
One of the area signs that wild olympic supporters
stole and tossed into the Quinault river
The Colonel Bob Trail-
popular Wilderness trail closed for 4 years. Unable to facilitate
since a high velocity wind storm took down the mountain
First regulations and
then protest from the
environmentalists stopped our efforts. No Chainsaws Allowed! to
clear the buried trail.
Our "backyard mountain tops are a blown down mess," We are
denied being able to clean it up. Fire is a great concern and
could take the Quinault Valley out with it.
2/10/2011 "To promote
healthy and vibrant communities"
- "Wild Olympics" purposely
plans to keep their
short walking trails outside of
wilderness designations, for the benefit of just 1 kind of user,
closures exclude all others. Fair or selfish? Many river bars that
provide excellent recreation and family camping may no longer be used
with "Wild and Scenic" river designations. Their is absolutely
nothing in this plan for senior citizens. Sunday drives through
the back country won't be possible. The loop trails around
Quinault are not wheelchair accessible.
area all enjoy visiting frequently. Road closures have already
off vast acreage for the protection of wildlife. This is another very
healthy and productive forest, with rivers and creeks that do not need
road in from Hwy101 by the Clearwater School has been cut-short and
for several years from washout. The
campground closed. West
Boundary Rd. is the only south access
into the entire upper Queets river region (the north access will all
bought for park). The "Wild Olympics" result is that this premier
river with it's huge watershed will be inaccessible and unseen by all
very few. Queets Ridge is a
perfect example of a well managed working forest and recreation area in
harmony. Essential school trust land. Future timber value would surely
the $900 million. Mineral Resources are also
Damage by ONP
to the Queets River. reported
and documented by Cliff
Magazine did a study
In Quinault they will all be
the same place, with no place to go!
Campground space is very limited when open, rooms
get sold out (in summer
activities are restricted.
You are offered a short gravel packed nature trail where one can dream
of being in a primeval wilderness whilst viewing a hillside decimated
with blown down rotting timber. You may even succeed in deceiving
yourself that this is old-growth timber! Then you will leave your
refuse, buy gas and
drive on to the next corporate
Who and What Will The Park be Advertising?
see the Wilderness"? ....."You won't even have to leave
your car, because we've brought the Wilderness
to you"! "Our loop trails have all been excluded from these
extra protection designations".... "You will be able to comfortably
walk a short 1
trail into the Olympic National Rain Forest".
few workers in Quinault
are mostly seasonal
and no longer qualify for unemployment
benefits .... Corporate Aramark
who bought out our beautiful locally
owned and operated Lake Quinault
instituted an order to reprimand employees who
discuss the controversial issue of "Wild
guests who have seen our signs.
"We are Partners of the Park" they boast;
while striving to become a monopoly for
Park accommodations, as with
and National Parks nationwide. Unfortunately Striving to answer
inquiries is not on their agenda.
Lake Quinault Lodge
is an historical land mark in our local pioneer community. Since it's
construction in 1926 it served as a roost for outdoor enthusiasts
visiting the Quinault area. Our Lodge always provided warmth and
welcoming by locals that were employed there.
one former employee put it. "We love
Lodge. We just don't like what Aramark came in and did to it". They
took out our Pioneer and Native American furnishings and
it. I don't know. They removed it's character and the cultural arts it
proudly represented and now
promote only the Park". It's a whole different feeling. You can
still enjoy the beautifully hand built fireplace, but the warmth
and natural atmosphere in the lobby is missing. It transformed into
more of a hotel
then the cozy get-a-way, that made it so popular".
compassion local residents have for this landmark and
it's history is by no means to be taken lightly.
Aramark also holds monopoly's in restaurant/food service,
sports/stadium events and many other corporate
owned facilities chains Aramark
Corp. is an out of state Philadelphia based company.
Threats to Our Peninsula Public Lands
Natures Conservancy quietly makes land deal with Rayonier and grabs 2,300
prime forest resource land on Queets Ridge for preservation and
conservation. The collaboration took place under the public radar. Deal
done and ready to be signed the day after the required public notice.
Rayonier requested The
Natures Conservancy wait for the public announcement of this land
mass they would be selling, until the deal was in place and ready to be
More prime resource
land leaves the public opinion behind knowing it would never
produce tax revenue again.
Natures Conservancy (TNC)
now owns many parcels on the Olympic Peninsula for these same purposes.
Preservation and experimentation.
does TNC get all that money?
they pay, where it goes and more.
Over $8 billion
Purchasing Olympic Peninsula lands? Just say no
Our Government has dished them out hundreds
of thousands in grants to be used for land
acquisition and pet conservation projects this
year. Tax grant money from our pockets. The conservancy has their
out everywhere. They are a part of big government landlords.
The Natures Conservancy purchases land nationwide.
of the Clearwater parcel
Why acquire this? - GOVT GRANTS
WILL EVENTUALLY EXCEED THIS LANDS VALUE
And History Will
annual pioneer celebrations on the
will not be allowed. This celebration has been a tradition for over 100
Acres of Olympic Peninsula Public Land grabbed, and
Taylor Checkerspot Butterfly.
a Military Base In California? By
Pearl Rains Hewett - Read On
loss of these productive lands would disrupt the sustainable harvest
cycles that have taken the last 30 yrs to develop, since the
decision. WE GROW TREES! A
natural cycle for renewable future resources forever. Mismanagement has destroyed private
burned down shelters to be replaced with
improper trail construction. A proverbial Smoking Gun of criticisms! and more environmental
damage by ONP
One of many this year. Why should the
NP buy land from the government granted Cascade
Land Conservancy? Thats not right. They bought it for conservation
reasons didn't they?
Then let Cascade pay to
Bay And another land swap around
Quilcene. It's all like a big
checkerboard, or is it a sleight of hand "pea in the shell" game?
National Parks Traveler
This describes the La Push land swap.
785 acres for the tribes safety (we were all for that part) BUT
the 4100 acres was not tribal land. It doesn't
work that way. So much for so little? A very strange set of accounting
procedures by Miss Cantwell and the ONP. Do you think they are happy about giving up
beach? Guaranteed on down the line they will regret allowing government
The people around Lake Crescent aren't
too happy. SB3222
These homeowners are getting the same squeeze put on them. Why
this particular 4100
acres land grab? Cantwell/Dicks proposed to help the Tribe, but
why must this be at their
Respectfully and Rightfully Requested
complete list of any currently found environmental threats including
the Finley Watershed.
not fully admit to their errors in the 14 years of excavation in Finley
creek (a main watershed runoff) into the Quinault. Destroying while they
claim to be preserving. Bull trout habitat was almost destroyed
their neglect of their fatal error.
to take the blame.
overlay map of the
peninsula including all
roads and trails,
please acknowledge and define areas of the decommissioned roads,
for decommissioning and those left that are working roads.
WE HAVE RECEIVED
NO ACCURATE INFORMATION to this day
A complete data survey of
these areas in question
have accurately disputed their proposed boundary
claims; that areas available for tree thinning would
not be included. THEY ARE. Significant errors
have been found.
Or are these
errors intentional? hoping we wouldn't notice?
The vague claims by
unsuitable, as a basis for government regulations that restrict the
freedom of access
to public lands. The negative
impacts on the economies of bordering
communities will be a disaster.
plan warrants 3-5
years to evaluate data.
should have been
the bill was ever submitted to congress.
In the end,
Quinault was hit hard and being punished
Since the creation of the
Olympic National Park, the federal government (by way of ONP) has been
removing private property through
boundary extensions, added buffer zones among
many other agency rulings, to force in holders to become "willing
sellers" as a means for human removal.
The "willing seller" myth
might better be explained here. Willing
for it's resistance, and receives