by Mart Allen
Same location and date 15 and 16 photos further upslope.
Same location and date 5/00 top of grade above stream. Entire landing surface, hydraulic oil and whatever funneled directly into stream.
Red maple 16 foot hardwood log on Swanson Dam 1 3/4 mile below landing photos above. Rest of debris continued on downstream to private and state lands in Mohawk Valley.
One of four stream and wetland road crossing on access road paralleling West Canada 1 1/2 to 2 miles north. None documented all poorly drained and unprofessional.
Undocumented and unprotected crossing of Shanty Brook within South branch of Moose River corridor near Green Lake during fall and winter 99-00. Photo taken 6/00.
Undocumented stream crossing, skid trail on shore of Sand Lake. Used winters of 93-94 and 95-96. Photo taken November 1996.
The photos you have just reviewed are the culmination of nearly nine years of futile effort to end such abuses. Efforts that brought only censure to myself in a classic case of "shoot the messenger". The results of the damage they portray, the events leading up to and connected with them, were swept under the rug.
Without your help its obvious to me such actions shall continue unabated. Please join me in urging Governor Pataki to investigate the matter by going to www.state.ny.us , click on Governor George E Pataki next to his picture and then on Contact the Governor on the left of the page.
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