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50 feet not too much to ask

Posted: April 5, 2013 - 8:12am

To whom it concerns, which in this matter is all citizens that are blessed with a resource that is referred to the the Kenai River.

As a land owner in the city of Kenai, my property has a creek that feeds into the Kenai River. We have fish so I fall into the category of having an anadromous stream and lake on my land. In my opinion a 50 foot buffer is a start, I’d like to see it extended to at least 100 feet. It is a privilege to be a part of the intricate ecological system that science has proven to be sensitive to encroachment of modern mankind. Why would we take a step backwards and throw caution to the wind? What gives us the right to assert ourselves in the chain of life vital to the river’s ecosystem? 50 feet is not much to ask. It is the width of a basketball court. To ignore, amend, or simply dismiss the implication of a protective stream buffer to protect the species of our river means as a human, you have some sort of entitlement issue that needs an adjustment.

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