It seems SFH has grown tired of democracy in America and now is demanding Denby Lloyd assume a strict dictatorship of the ADF&G.
In his and SFH/SFW/Don Peays world view science belongs in universities - not in hands of wildlife managers. Lock and load and do as your told. There can be no opinions other than enthusiastic praise. And if you let the public see the killing first hand you are the devil "anti" of all time. From now on you will say - yes sir, please may I have another sir, or suffer the punishment.
It seems Corri Rossi's SFW article with the "Snuff A Pack A Day" ad in the middle of it passed Dane's strict editorial critique with flying colors? I guess thats all the science SFH needs? And the only opinions of ADF&G employees too? I wonder if Corri followed department protocol? Maybe somebody should investigate?
Dane Crowley's Email To Denby Lloyd July 14, 2009
From: DaneCrowley [mailto:email@example.com]
Tuesday,July 14, 2009 6:13 PM
Lloyd, DenbyS (DFG)
Palin, SarahH (GOV); Parnell, SeanR (GOV); Valkenburg, Patrick(DFG); Rossi,Corey L (DFG); Huggins,Charlie(LAA); Menard,
To Commissioner Denby Lloyd,
I fear that the hard work of restoring Alaska wildlife populations is being undone from the inside of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. If you are not aware of the recently published article in Audubon magazine, you should be, The lies and political posturing are not noteworthy, as they are of the most common rhetoric, however the comments by a Mr. Sean Farley are what should capture your attention. Mr. Farley's comments would seem to be the opinion of the Department, which I know that they are not. I am sure that Mr. Farley is embolcfened to pull this stunt in hopes of being martyred for his "cause". Please grant him his wish. I, speaking for many, would like to have some clarification from the Department as to the stance to be taken with middle managers like Gino DelFrate who has watched EVERY MOOSE, SHEEP and CARIBOU POPULATION he has supervised crumble. Please review the less than stellar track record of Mr. DelFrate in all of his positions from the Kenai to his current location, an abysmal failure by any standard. I would also like to know how ADF&G proposes to deal with these managers who shield and allow the likes of Jessie Coltrane and Sean Farley circumvent the internal ADF&G rules of speaking to the press and making statements on behalf of ADF&G and disregard the BOG process/policy to meet their own personal agenda. It is also worth mentioned the complete lack of professionalism exhibited by Rick Sinnott on a regular and continual basis. His comments to the press regularly portray hunters and trappers negatively. Who supervises these people? Why is this allowed to continue? ..!• I am working from the opinion that the wildlife of Alaska belongs to Alaskans and that the Department of Fish and Game is a management driven organization not a research driven organization. I applaud science and research however research for research sake belongs at the University and research that supports management can belong to ADF&G. Mr. Lloyd, I work very hard in my free time through volunteer work to ensure that maybe, just maybe, we might have a glimmer of hope in our wildlife populations for my child and possible grandchildren. On behalf of Sportsmen for Habitat, I take offense to the article published by Audubon for all of the reasons listed above, As an Alaskan I am offended that we allow these renegade State employees to take years of hard by volunteers working to save a dying moose population and paint us as draconian. If not for the lack-luster work of Gino Delfrate and those he supervises, we might have not had to go to the lengths currently being bashed in this international publicatieet- Biologists from the Palmer office have long voiced concern over predators in GMU 16 and middle management did nothing to support them. Now that the population has crashed and consumptive users have taken a hard stand to save the moose and see their numbers return, the staff at region II has done everything possible to prevent any and all tools needed to restore moose numbers. Sportsmen for Habitat has raised and spent $110,000 in the past two years in GMU 16 and I believe we have made a difference. Last count on moose calves shows a marked increase in calf survivability (from 7 calves per 100 to 20 calves per hundred in one year). We think that the partnership we have developed with some of the fine and hard working people in the Palmer office is the model of public-private partnership we should be working for in Alaska. If Mr. Farley and Mr. DelFrate find that management is offensive to them then I suggest they transfer to the National Park Service or some other non-managing agency more in line with their thinking.
I have forwarded this email far and wide to pull back the cover on what appears to be a huge problem. I think that the legislature, the Governor's Office and all of the outdoor groups need to get this issue resolved and an official ADF&G comment to Audubon to set the record straight. I think it high time to remind these folks in region II who it is giving the marching orders. Mr. Farley is an embarrassment to Alaska, to the Department and to science; his supervisor may be worse. I would sincerely appreciate an update as to the final solution to this unfortunate situation and thank you for the effort in dealing with these problems.
Sportsmen for Habitat