The comment period for the Sheldon EA has been extended. Please note the new date of October 9, 2007.
I have also received a response about the deleted emails. Mr. Steblien states that if an email was deleted it was unintentional and all emails are entered into a PDF form for future reference. He would like for anyone who received notification of a deleted without reading to forward a copy to him along with their comments so that he can make sure they are entered.
I am asking again for EVERYONE who reads this to provide a comment. This is YOUR national park and YOUR horses and your comment is important. Previously I provided some guidance should you want to support what we are asking, but whatever your opinion whatever your comments please make them. This is sort of like voting and is a privilege that we should all appreciate and participate in and is what makes our nation so wonderful. I hope that everyone will take just a few minutes to tell the people at Sheldon what they would like done with our park and our horses and burros.
I also want to thank each of you who have already responded. It is because of all your comments that they extended the comment period (see below). It shows that what we say may not be their top priority but that it does make a difference. Bravo to all of you!!
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Subject: Extension of Comment Period for Revised Draft Environmental Assessment for Horse and Burro Management at Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 15:01:56 -0700
Dear Interested Party,
The revised draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for Horse and Burro Management at Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge has been available for public comment since September 12, 2007, and was scheduled to close on September 26, 2007. We have been requested to extend the public comment period by a number of organizations and individuals. With due consideration to these requests, we have extended the comment period 14 days and will now close on Tuesday, October 9, 2007 for a total of 28 days. Summary information on the revised draft EA is provided below with instructions on how to provide comment. Thank you for your interest in Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge.
Sheldon - Hart Mountain NWR Complex
18 South G Street, Rm 301
P.O. Box 111
Lakeview, OR 97630