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Environmental Impact Study letter writing resources (Please Write!)

Sign the petition to oppose expansion through Eminent Domain

Write a letter to the editor of the INDY on recent article on PCMS Eminent Domain seizures

(Read INDY article here)
Write a letter to the editor of the RMN on recent article on PCMS Eminent Domain seizures

(Read Rocky Mountaidn News article here)Write a letter to the editor of the INDY on article on PCMS Eminent Domain seizures

Write editor of Denver Post to respond to piece on Army's Eminent Domain seizure for PCMS

(Denver Post article on Army's expansion)

Support the nomination of Comache Grasslands as an endangered place


Petition Armed Services Committee members to support SB 2761 and stop Eminent Domain seizures by the Army in Pinon Canyon expansion

The Army is planning on expanding their Pinon Canyon tank/arms  maneuver site in Colorado, by upwards of five million acres, destroying habitat, wildlife, livelihoods and the economies of rural America.

A huge part of our personal property rights, heritage, history, archeological sites and more will be lost if we don't let our leaders know it is wrong and unnecessary.
Sign the PETITION!


Text of Musgrave's HR5379 bill that would allow the Army to buy, but not use Eminent Domain seizures to acquire land for Pinon Canyon expansion

6/16/2006 (pertinent section of Defense Authorization Bill, SB2766):
S.AMDT.4296 Amendment SA 4296 proposed by Senator Warner for Senator Allard. (consideration: CR S5995-6004; text: CR S5996)
To prohibit the acquisition by the Secretary of the Army of real property to expand the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site until the Secretary submits a report analyzing such expansion and provides to the congressional defense committees the extent to which the expansion could be carried out through transactions with willing sellers of the privately held land.

Write the state historical society to request protections of the cultural areas of the Mountain Branch of the Santa Fe Trail and Native American inhabitants.

Colorado Archeological Society contacts and links

Colorado Rock Art Association contacts

State Archeologist, Susan Collins contact info

Department of Defense FOIA office

Instructions for filing a Freedom of Information Act filing


Call the "Fraud, waste, and Abuse" hotline of Fort Carson to report the waste of building another firing range with more buildings when it is a duplication of services. Talking points:


1. The permanent buildings planned for the existing PCMS aren't needed, certainly within the scope of the planned uses, including, but not limited to the H20 line, seperate hospital, and gas chamber.

2. The projected 50 brigade maneuver days of training won't fit in the present plans. How can they project the land can handle those numbers. Where are the studies to back up those projections?

3. Where are the studies that show the existing Fort Carson range will not suffice for this training?

4. Why would there need to be an expansion of the PCMS givien the existance of Fort Irwin "National Training Center", which encompasses 3 million acres and which the Army says can handle the training needs of brigade size maneuvers?

REPORT YOUR SUSPECTED FRAUD, WASTE AND ABUSE TO THE FOLLOWING HOT LINE:

(719) 524-1120


Sen. Ken Salazar (D-CO) 202-228-5019

DOT Historic Preservation website

National Register of Historic Places

How to list a property on the Register of Historic Places

Colorado

Ms. Georgianna Contiguglia, SHPO
Colorado Historical Society
1300 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-3355
Fax: 303-866-4464

Deputy: Mr. Mark Wolfe
Phone: 303-866-2776
Fax: 303-866-2041
E-mail: mark.wolfe@chs.state.co.us

Deputy: Dr. Susan M. Collins
Phone: 303-866-2736
E-mail: susan.collins@chs.state.co.us

Colorado Historical Society Office of Archeology and Historic Preservation

National trust for Historic Preservation

EPA Environmental Justice

Fish and Wildlife Wetlands Inventory

Regional Wetlands Coordinator (Riparian data are available for National Wetlands Inventory Region  6. Please contact the Regional Wetlands Coordinator for information on how to obtain these data.)

Kevin Bon
Regional Wetlands Coordinator
U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service
P.O. Box 25486
Denver, CO 80225
Phone: 303/236-4263
Fax: 303/236-4631

Memorandum of Agreement between the Army and the EPA to comply witih the Clean Water Act

Presently, twelve wetlands on Fort Carson and six sites at Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site are monitored on a monthly basis.  These areas include a variety of aquatic habitats, including marshes, ponds, riparian areas, small streams, and artificial water impoundment's (e.g., erosion control dams) that support obligate and facultative wetland vegetation.  Generally the monitored sites are in close proximity to terrestrial habitats that are used extensively for military training activities, often involving substantial ground disturbing activities.

Federal Environmental Statutes and Regulations