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HJM008..............................................by REVENUE AND TAXATION
CLEARWATER BASIN ELK HABITAT - Stating findings of the Legislature and
requesting the federal government to help implement the findings of the
Clearwater Basin Elk Habitat Initiative.
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-sixth Legislature First Regular Session - 2001
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL NO. 8
BY REVENUE AND TAXATION COMMITTEE
1 A JOINT MEMORIAL
2 TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
3 OF THE UNITED STATES IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED, AND TO THE CONGRESSIONAL DELE-
4 GATION REPRESENTING THE STATE OF IDAHO IN THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED
6 We, your Memorialists, the House of Representatives and the Senate of the
7 State of Idaho assembled in the First Regular Session of the Fifty-sixth Idaho
8 Legislature, do hereby respectfully represent that:
9 WHEREAS, the Clearwater Basin Elk Habitat Initiative (CEI) is a coalition
10 of partners working toward habitat and wildlife population restoration in the
11 six million acre Clearwater Basin in the state of Idaho; and
12 WHEREAS, the following commissions, state and federal agencies, organiza-
13 tions, commercial enterprises, industry union locals, industry associations
14 and individual citizens, as well as others have committed to their involve-
15 ment: sportsmen, Idaho Fish and Game Commission, Idaho Department of Fish and
16 Game, United States Forest Service, University of Idaho, Rocky Mountain Elk
17 Foundation, United States Army Corps of Engineers, Potlatch Corporation,
18 Intermountain Forest Association, United States Bureau of Land Management,
19 Citizens' Clearwater Elk Recovery Team, Idaho Department of Lands, Safari Club
20 International, Treasure Valley Chapter, Outfitters; and
21 WHEREAS, the following are areas in which those who have committed to
22 their involvement and others can render assistance:
23 (1) Sanction resource managers to make timely, effective and collabora-
24 tive project decisions that integrate fire use and protection and
25 wildlife and vegetative management to restore natural disturbance
26 patterns for ecosystem restoration. Work with agency managers to
27 implement the more than fifty National Fire Plan projects and Stew-
28 ardship projects supported by CEI.
29 (2) Continue to support, expand and fund wildland fire use in the Basin.
30 Recognize the Clearwater Basin has one of the largest wildland fire
31 use programs in the nation.
32 (3) Support and fund development of the Management Effectiveness Model as
33 a management and accountability tool.
34 (4) Support and fund Department of Fish and Game, Department of Lands,
35 Department of Correction and county efforts to gather timely and ade-
36 quate elk population information, implementation prescribed burning
37 and use correction crews for vegetation work; and
38 WHEREAS, the following states the Clearwater Basin Elk Habitat Initiative
39 key philosophies:
40 (1) Collaboration is necessary in wildlife and wildland management.
41 (2) Safe fire and active management are positive forces in maintaining
42 healthy habitats.
43 (3) Fire protection is necessary near communities.
44 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the First Regular Session
1 of the Fifty-sixth Idaho Legislature, the House of Representatives and the
2 Senate concurring therein, that we find the following actions are deemed nec-
3 essary for success:
4 (1) Scientific understanding of how fire and vegetative management can be
5 safe, effective tools benefiting Clearwater Basin species: elk, lynx,
6 neotropical migrant birds and others.
7 (2) Implement wildland fire use inside and outside of wilderness areas.
8 (3) Implement the National Fire Plan including over fifty federally iden-
9 tified Clearwater Basin projects; increase local on-the-ground
10 multiresource management actions through collaboration; and continue
11 state and private project implementation.
12 (4) Jointly develop and fund the Management Effectiveness Model to assess
13 management effectiveness and provide accountability.
14 (5) Inform the public and agency personnel of the benefits of fire and
15 vegetative management to restore and maintain wildlife benefits in
16 Idaho's ecosystem.
17 (6) Improve federal land management processes and increase local collab-
18 oration to allow project completion in months rather than years.
19 (7) Accountability is imperative in all aspects from all parties, includ-
20 ing those who choose not to participate or choose to participate late
21 in the progress.
22 (8) Link habitat and population management through a coalition of part-
24 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chief Clerk of the House of Representa-
25 tives be, and she is hereby authorized and directed to forward a copy of this
26 Memorial to the President of the United States, to the President of the Senate
27 and the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Congress, and the congres-
28 sional delegation representing the State of Idaho in the Congress of the
29 United States.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This Memorial to the President and Congress of the United States,
respectfully urges certain actions relative to the Clearwater Basin Elk
Habitat Initiative, which is working toward habitat and wildlife
population restoration in the six million acre Clearwater Basin in
None to the state of Idaho.
Name: Rep. Charles Cuddy
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE HJM 8