RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF GTRLC ACQUISITION OF YUBA CREEK WATERSHED PROPERTY TO MAINTAIN CONTINUOUS QUALITY WILDLIFE HABITAT AND PREVENT THE DESTRUCTION OF SAME .
WHEREAS, public lands are essential to the spiritual and recreational needs of
all of our citizens and affect their health and well-being.
WHEREAS, population and development is rapidly increasing in Grand Traverse and
WHEREAS, quality wildlife habitat is rapidly decreasing throughout the region.
WHEREAS, places of natural beauty, inhabited by a variety of wildlife, greatly
enhance the quality of life for all who live in and visit this region.
WHEREAS, there are few places in this region that can equal this Yuba Creek
Watershed-Spindrift property in terms of relative isolation, uninterrupted
expanse, extensive wetlands, natural beauty, and excellence of wildlife
Whereas, a considerable portion of this proposed acquistion is wetland which is
an important, valued factor in maintaining the water quality of the area now
and in the future.
WHEREAS, this proposed acquisition, in addition to containing valuable
wetlands, includes portions of woodland, orchard, hillside scrubland, and
meadow that afford excellent habitat for a variety of plant and animal species.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the The Grand Traverse Audubon Club supports any
action that facilitates the acquisition of the proposed Yuba Creek Watershed –
Spindrift property by the Regional Land Conservancy for the sake of preserving
it as wildlife habitat.
Adopted this 23rd day of March 2000 by the Grand Traverse Audubon Club .
Vice-President – Environment
President – G.T. Audubon Club