Below are a few stories about DeFazio's land acquisition requests.....Rob T.
FY 2008 Land Acquisition Requests
FY 2002-2006 Appropriations $10,980,896 3,770 acres
FY 2007 Appropriation $0 0
FY 2008 Request $1,000,000 280 acres
Future requests $6,925,000 2,340 acres
In 1983, Congress established the Bandon Marsh as a national wildlife refuge to protect the largest remaining tidal salt marsh in the Coquille River Estuary. In 1999, DeFazio led the effort to pass the refuge expansion to include the Ni-les’tun Unit. This area includes an intertidal marsh, a freshwater marsh, and riparian areas for migratory birds and salmon, steelhead and cutthroat
DeFazio also helped secure $765,000 in land acquisition funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund and $4.2 million in transportation act money for North Bank Lane improvements.
USFWS---Land & Water Conservation Fund---National Fish & Wildlife Foundation
USFWS---Three Articles relevant to the LWCF and the NFWF
Senators Wyden and Reid Planning 2013 Omnibus Federal Lands Bill
USFWS & USDOT---North Bank Lane Project
Coos County Today---Sign the "NO Bandon Marsh Petition"
USFWS---Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge
American Policy Center---news on more Federal Land grabs
The National Fish & Wildlife Foundation
The US Forest Service Is Involved With Another Land Grab in Coos County
“Coos County Today”
Keep the Lights ON in Bandon
Congress wants answers on Oregon farmer crackdown
Land Acquisition Green Group Gets $2.4 Billion from BP Settlement
RMP's for Western Oregon
Urgent, Urgent, Urgent, House May Cave On LWCF. Call Now.
Oregon Fish & Wildlife Meeting Subject: EEL LAKE/COQUILLE VALLEY LAND EXCHANGE