Beware of heritage we leave! |

Beware of heritage we leave!

All of us have busy lives and it is hard to attend public meetings, but I attended the CAC meeting on March 28. The subject was the forestry report/recommendations.

The very first slide presented said, “Recommendation: County, state and federal public land managers work together toward common objectives of protecting sensitive lands and prioritize the acquisition of private lands and/or conservation easements.”

The goal of NH 2020, as stated, is to “… acquire private lands. …” To accomplish this goal, the Planning Commission and the BOS will do biotic searches of private land at the earliest possible time and declare parts of private land “unusable” then offer a “fair price” for useless land. Once the land is acquired by government, it is gone – no appeals. Is this the heritage you want to leave?

There are all sorts of safeguards to protect our rural atmosphere already in place. I don’t see big developers trying to invade Nevada County.

What I see are individuals wanting to build a home and live in unity with nature. We don’t need NH 2020 and its “acquisition of private land.”

Stop NH 2020.

Betsy Bertram

Grass Valley

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