IMPORTANT! It has come to my attention that there is a misconception among Cascade County residents that since the county commissioners voted to oppose the National Heritage Area, it is a dead in the water.
I’ve gotten quite a few messages and phone calls from folks who believe that but nothing could be further from the truth.
BSCNHA INC IS GOING FORWARD WITH THE NHA, DESPITE THE OVERWHELMING OPPOSITION OF LOCAL RESIDENTS and DESPITE THE COUNTY COMMISSION VOTE TO OPPOSE IT.
I said this would happen. BSCNHA Inc Board of Directors obviously DO NOT CARE what most local residents want; they only care about pursuing their own agenda.
The BSCNHA website states: “Now onto the next step in the process – submitting the Feasibility Study for formal review.” They state they plan to submit their draft final feasibility study to the National Park Service for review by mid-winter 2021. So they are moving forward.
The Park Service’s information about NHAs claims that there must be strong support for the NHA among local residents.
Show them that instead of strong support for the local NHA, there is strong opposition to the NHA.
The only ones who can ACTUALLY STOP this NHA, if the Park Service approves the final feasibility study, is our Congressional Delegation. They would be the ones to introduce the enabling legislation for the NHA into Congress.
Ask them to NOT INTRODUCE BSCNHA ENABLING LEGISLATION. Contact Tester, Daines and Rosendale and tell them you are opposed to the NHA. https://www.contactingcongress.org/
WE MUST CONTINUE THE FIGHT!!!
Contact these Park Service employees to express your opposition. Here are their names addresses:
Katie Callahan Durcan
Acting Coordinator for National Heritage Areas
1849 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20240 Mail Stop 7508
National Heritage Areas, Regional Coordinator Intermountain Region
P.O. Box 25287 Denver, CO 80225-0287