|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 22 Jun 2000 13:42:54 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||Re: [CPEO-MEF] Fences at UXO sites|
from Keoni Fairbanks <email@example.com> of the Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission What exactly is "active patrolling?" Is it a 24/7 on-duty guard? Is it occasional patrols to deter violations of the fenceline? "Enforcement" is an expensive sink hole for spending and it is NEVER 100% effective, especially if there are attractive resources beckoning potential violators. Enforcement professionals will all tell you that "education" is the key. Without an informed and supportive public, effective enforcement is not attainable. Requiring an on-duty guard may be no problem for an active military installation with lots of cheap labor, but be careful that the standard you are suggesting does not shut down access to community-managed lands that are former ranges with residual hazards. In our case there is a community desire to allow for, and manage, higher risk activities than may be acceptable to the suburban California standard. If we are required to pay for measures (signs, fences & patrols) that comfort the mothers of school age children in a suburban context, we will never have enough money for the important ecological restoration work that needs to occur on our former range. I guess the key is to develop procedures and standards specific to each geographic/community context. (Another reason that cleanups should be locally managed!) -- Lenny Siegel Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight c/o PSC, 222B View St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/968-1126 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.cpeo.org ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You can find archived listserve messages on the CPEO website at http://www.cpeo.org/lists/index.html. If this email has been forwarded to you and you'd like to subscribe, please send a message to: email@example.com ___________________________________________________________ T O P I C A The Email You Want. http://www.topica.com/t/16 Newsletters, Tips and Discussions on Your Favorite Topics
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