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Times/Wes',wood PinePress UU|[OOPS Tuesday, July t8, 2000 SC Davis committee lashes out Davis Task Force recently to the American ".lety (AFS) Cali- Chapter accus- misinformed. answer to a society in which it Robert Hight it of Fish North- is: A Plan committee said facts that are an of the record the authors of that after numer- members had re- Le Plan they deter- both legal fatal flaws. in the strongest that the direc- the plan as writ- it with a docu- in sound fishery by experi- Cientists and in- in preparing the :Y contended the not conducted on the plan given society members the opportunity for comment before the plan was adopted. In its response the steering committee pointed out that the information used as the foun- dation for the plan was collect- ed through an aggressive pub- lic outreach effort, with over- sight provided by the steering committee and that presenta- tions and debate were conduct- ed at public meetings that were well publicized and open to all interested parties includ- ing members of the AFS. Committee Chairman Fran Roudebush said that during the development of the plan the steering committee consid- ered several management op- tions presented by a variety of local and national pike fish- eries experts. The AFS said the selected techniques outlined in the plan are inappropriate, incomplete and generally based on a total lack of understanding of the basic life history and biology of the northern pike. It believes that containment and management will not work and that eradication is the on- ly route which should be fol- lowed. In its letter, AFS President Michael Meinz wrote, "No competent and experienced fishery scientist would ever agree that you can 'contain and control' an apex predator in a situation such as this over the long term. The plan, by suggesting otherwise, clearly demonstrates a total lack of knowledge and understanding of fish population dynamics :by the preparers of the document. We strongly encourage you to change the stated objective in the plan to one of eradication. To not do so, we believe, would be irresponsible and further degrade the department's cred- ibility as a professional scien- tific organization." In its response, the steering committee wrote, "Let me as- sure you Mr. Meinz, neither the steering committee nor the local community is myopic about the pike issue. "Our interest in maintaining the trophy trout fishery and protecting the local economy and our quality of life should be understandable to every- one, "However, after listening to the parade of experts and the scientists frort] DFG, we are al- so deeply concerned about the potential consequences of pike moving from Lake Davis into other lakes and waterways throughout the state." As the implementation of the plan moves forward, the com- mittee members say they con- tinue to be open to new ideas as well as reasonable and use- ful modifications to existing activities. The committee concluded its letter by saying {t welcomes the constructive participation of AFS members in the devel- opment of a sensible long-term plan that will eliminate pike from Lake Davis and protect California's other waterways from contamination by pike. Roudebush said the imple- mentation of the plan is con- tinuing with netting and elec- tro-shocking. The use of detonation cord is still under review and will un- dergo California Environmen- tal Quality Assurance (CEQA) before a final decision is made. Summer trout plants , continue in north state California Department of Fish and Game is stocking the following north state waters with sport-sized trout through Friday, July 21. July 3-7 Lassen County -Blue Lake and Silver Lake. Plumas County -- North Fork Feather River. Pond Creek, Grace Lake, Hatchet Creek, middle and up- per Hat Creek, McCloud Reser- voir, Sacramento River and Whiskeytown Iake. Siskiyou County -- Boles Creek, Butte Creek, Castle Lake and Gumboot Lake Tehama County -- Deer Creek, Gurnsey Creek and South Fork Battle Creek. July 10-14 Plumas County -- Echo Lake, Lake Davis, North Fork Feather River (Belden), Span- ish Creek, Middle Fork Feath- er River and Jamison Creek. Sierra County -- Gold Lake, upper and lower Salmon Lake, Snag Lake, Packer Lake, Stam- pede Reservoir and Smithneck Creek. Butte County -- Butte Creek and Thermalito Forebay. Lassen County -- Silver Lake. Shasta County -- lower and upper Bailey Creek, Baum Lake, Burney Creek, Darrah July 17-21 Lassen County -- Clear Creek and Blue Lake. Plumas County -- North Fork Feather River, Hamilton Branch, Warner Creek, Bucks Lake and Echo Lake. Sierra County -- North Fork Yuba River and Stampede Reservoir. Shasta County -- Baum Lake, Burney Creek, south Cow Creek, Grace Lake, mid- dle and upper Hat Creek, Hatchet Creek, Keswick Canal, Kilarc Reservoir, McCloud Reservoir, Sacramento River and Whiskeytown Lake. bs $48,323.00/Yr. Experience-Paid Training its - for app, and exam info: 1-800-429-3660 ext. J-916 7 days a week Fly 600 ft. high NO skill required Doubte tklers harness available Launch & land 259.2FLY or 256-2FL No charge for observers depending on space availability :Other areas WEST SHORE: PENINSULA: lake. Plumes Pines Resort Little Norway Resort 00Term Ir- _Financing, y L..ong term lractor credit on John Deere Credit use only. $1592.56 down rates and terms may be available. s. www.deem.com Equipment Co t INDUSTRY ROAD " ANbERSON 888-423-6747 Ask for Ray Anderson@eecomaB.com Any accepcions must be approved by Todd Sick-les, PGA Professional $75 per person, includem lunch daily and complete ,2'/ 470-835 WingfieldRd. / / / your child's first teachen Years before they enter the classroom, and long before they can walk or talk, even tiny babies are learning, So hold them. Read to them. Play with them. Because the little things you do together will lay a foundation for a lifetime of learning. For information on how to make the most of your child's early years call 1-800-KIDS-025. It's all about the kids. 2000 California Children & California Children & Families Commission v' V' Long Irons Times/Wes',wood PinePress UU|[OOPS Tuesday, July t8, 2000 SC Davis committee lashes out Davis Task Force recently to the American ".lety (AFS) Cali- Chapter accus- misinformed. answer to a society in which it Robert Hight it of Fish North- is: A Plan committee said facts that are an of the record the authors of that after numer- members had re- Le Plan they deter- both legal fatal flaws. in the strongest that the direc- the plan as writ- it with a docu- in sound fishery by experi- Cientists and in- in preparing the :Y contended the not conducted on the plan given society members the opportunity for comment before the plan was adopted. In its response the steering committee pointed out that the information used as the foun- dation for the plan was collect- ed through an aggressive pub- lic outreach effort, with over- sight provided by the steering committee and that presenta- tions and debate were conduct- ed at public meetings that were well publicized and open to all interested parties includ- ing members of the AFS. Committee Chairman Fran Roudebush said that during the development of the plan the steering committee consid- ered several management op- tions presented by a variety of local and national pike fish- eries experts. The AFS said the selected techniques outlined in the plan are inappropriate, incomplete and generally based on a total lack of understanding of the basic life history and biology of the northern pike. It believes that containment and management will not work and that eradication is the on- ly route which should be fol- lowed. In its letter, AFS President Michael Meinz wrote, "No competent and experienced fishery scientist would ever agree that you can 'contain and control' an apex predator in a situation such as this over the long term. The plan, by suggesting otherwise, clearly demonstrates a total lack of knowledge and understanding of fish population dynamics :by the preparers of the document. We strongly encourage you to change the stated objective in the plan to one of eradication. To not do so, we believe, would be irresponsible and further degrade the department's cred- ibility as a professional scien- tific organization." In its response, the steering committee wrote, "Let me as- sure you Mr. Meinz, neither the steering committee nor the local community is myopic about the pike issue. "Our interest in maintaining the trophy trout fishery and protecting the local economy and our quality of life should be understandable to every- one, "However, after listening to the parade of experts and the scientists frort] DFG, we are al- so deeply concerned about the potential consequences of pike moving from Lake Davis into other lakes and waterways throughout the state." As the implementation of the plan moves forward, the com- mittee members say they con- tinue to be open to new ideas as well as reasonable and use- ful modifications to existing activities. The committee concluded its letter by saying {t welcomes the constructive participation of AFS members in the devel- opment of a sensible long-term plan that will eliminate pike from Lake Davis and protect California's other waterways from contamination by pike. Roudebush said the imple- mentation of the plan is con- tinuing with netting and elec- tro-shocking. The use of detonation cord is still under review and will un- dergo California Environmen- tal Quality Assurance (CEQA) before a final decision is made. Summer trout plants , continue in north state California Department of Fish and Game is stocking the following north state waters with sport-sized trout through Friday, July 21. July 3-7 Lassen County -Blue Lake and Silver Lake. Plumas County -- North Fork Feather River. Pond Creek, Grace Lake, Hatchet Creek, middle and up- per Hat Creek, McCloud Reser- voir, Sacramento River and Whiskeytown Iake. Siskiyou County -- Boles Creek, Butte Creek, Castle Lake and Gumboot Lake Tehama County -- Deer Creek, Gurnsey Creek and South Fork Battle Creek. July 10-14 Plumas County -- Echo Lake, Lake Davis, North Fork Feather River (Belden), Span- ish Creek, Middle Fork Feath- er River and Jamison Creek. Sierra County -- Gold Lake, upper and lower Salmon Lake, Snag Lake, Packer Lake, Stam- pede Reservoir and Smithneck Creek. Butte County -- Butte Creek and Thermalito Forebay. Lassen County -- Silver Lake. Shasta County -- lower and upper Bailey Creek, Baum Lake, Burney Creek, Darrah July 17-21 Lassen County -- Clear Creek and Blue Lake. Plumas County -- North Fork Feather River, Hamilton Branch, Warner Creek, Bucks Lake and Echo Lake. Sierra County -- North Fork Yuba River and Stampede Reservoir. Shasta County -- Baum Lake, Burney Creek, south Cow Creek, Grace Lake, mid- dle and upper Hat Creek, Hatchet Creek, Keswick Canal, Kilarc Reservoir, McCloud Reservoir, Sacramento River and Whiskeytown Lake. bs $48,323.00/Yr. Experience-Paid Training its - for app, and exam info: 1-800-429-3660 ext. J-916 7 days a week Fly 600 ft. high NO skill required Doubte tklers harness available Launch & land 259.2FLY or 256-2FL No charge for observers depending on space availability :Other areas WEST SHORE: PENINSULA: lake. Plumes Pines Resort Little Norway Resort 00Term Ir- _Financing, y L..ong term lractor credit on John Deere Credit use only. $1592.56 down rates and terms may be available. s. www.deem.com Equipment Co t INDUSTRY ROAD " ANbERSON 888-423-6747 Ask for Ray Anderson@eecomaB.com Any accepcions must be approved by Todd Sick-les, PGA Professional $75 per person, includem lunch daily and complete ,2'/ 470-835 WingfieldRd. / / / your child's first teachen Years before they enter the classroom, and long before they can walk or talk, even tiny babies are learning, So hold them. Read to them. Play with them. Because the little things you do together will lay a foundation for a lifetime of learning. For information on how to make the most of your child's early years call 1-800-KIDS-025. It's all about the kids. 2000 California Children & California Children & Families Commission v' V' Long Irons