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OCA's Michael Kelsey Weighs in on Historic Trails Designation for Chisholm and Great Western Trails

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:10:02 CST

OCA's Michael Kelsey Weighs in on Historic Trails Designation for Chisholm and Great Western Trails The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a feasibility study proposing to designate the Chisholm and Great Western Cattle Drive Trails as National Trails. According to Michael Kelsey, Executive Vice President of the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association, "after reviewing the 160+ page study, OCA is concerned what effect this designation would have on property owners who have land along the trail."


Because of those concerns, the OCA has provided comments to the National Park Service opposing the desgination. Kelsey says there are two key reasons why.

"First, land owners, were not sufficiently notified. We, nor any other agriculture commodity organization representing land owners received any notification of this study.

"Second, most egregious, the study proposes to designate the Trails as National Historic Trails and then complete comprehensive management plans and further environmental compliance documents. This should be done BEFORE the trails are designated in our opinion."



OCA has provided comments in OPPOSITION to the designation. The comment period for the proposed designation closes March 20th. Click on the PDF file at the bottom of this story to read the complete comments made by the OCA.

Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays talked with Michael Kelsey about the OCA's position on the Historic Trails Designation- click on the LISTEN BAR below to hear their conversation.



You can make your comments by clicking here. Comment deadline has been extended and is now Friday, March 20, 2015.




   
   

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Farm Director Ron Hays talks with Michael Kelsey of OCA about Cattle Trails Controversy.
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