Sierra Club is formally opposing the proposed transfer of the existing Devils River State Natural Area and a $7.9 million cash payment in order to acquire the smaller Devils River Ranch in a deal that would reduce
the size of the park system by 2000 acres.
For Immediate Release Tuesday, November 4, 2010:
For More Information: Ken Kramer 512-476-6962 (office), 512-626-4204 (cell)
Statement of Ken Kramer, Director, Lone Star Chapter, Sierra
Club on Texas Parks & Wildlife Commission’s
Direction to Staff on the Devils River Issue:
(Austin)–“The Sierra Club supports the spirit of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission’s direction to agency staff to explore all the options for providing enhanced and appropriate recreational access in the Devils River area while also conserving the natural, cultural, wildlife, and water resources of the area.
We must emphasize that we continue to be strongly committed to the need for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to maintain ownership of the Devils River State Natural Area and to retain its status as a natural area.
But we also believe that it is possible to expand the opportunities for compatible public recreation on that property and in the area as a whole while protecting the resources of the area.
The Sierra Club stands ready to assist the agency in moving forward with any comprehensive approach that will address fairly the many interests who are united in their love of the Devils Rivers and the wild region that protects it.”