Mark Lacey talks ranches, DWP

 

Conversation 75 of 100 Conversations About Water:

Owens Valley DWP Leases and the Long Term Water Agreement

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Owens Valley Rancher Mark Lacey will be the featured speaker at Conversation 75 of Metabolic Studio’s One Hundred Conversations about Water. 

Lacey will describe the provisions of the Long Term Water Agreement and 1991 EIR which support continued use of DWP lands by the local ranching community, and discuss recent proposals by DWP to modify the Ranchers’ leases in violation of the Agreement.

Monday, June 9, 2014 6:30 pm at the Metabolic Studio IOU Garden, 238 N. Main St. For More information call 510-468-7113.

 

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Eastside Bum
Eastside Bum
8 years ago

It would be nice if someone explained the history of all these so called “conversations” about water. I see we are on number 75, out of 100. Who or what is “Metabolic Studios” and where did they come from? Never heard of such a place in Lone Pine, even though… Read more »

The Aggressive Progressive
The Aggressive Progressive
8 years ago
Reply to  Eastside Bum

Hello Eastside Bum, as a resident of Lone Pine, I can give you some background to some of those questions you asked; From what I understand the 100 conversations has been creating a place where people can come and share ideas, history, stories and perspectives revolving around water, I know… Read more »

Philip Anaya
Philip Anaya
8 years ago

Mr. Lacey is well respected by the Ranchers, the DWP and the Community. He redefines the term Huevos Rancheros. His contributions to the Valley and the contributions of his Spouse to the life of the Owens Valley agricultural community are historic. Hey T, maybe best to support the Ranchers by… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago

I would like to know why I have seen a continued increase in no hunting signs being posted on several of the leased lands in the Owens? I thought the ranchers had to keep a percentage of the leased land open. Anybody Know?

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Trouble….Thinking it maybe could be more directed to the “shooters” and not the REAL hunters…you know,the kind of “hunters” that sit at the gates in their trucks waiting for the elk to come out of the hills and onto the pastures…then start firing away……or the “sport shooters” that go out… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

Wayne, once again you are just babbling about a subject you know zero about. My question was about mainly about dove and quail hunting. Elk tags are like one in twenty thousand up here. I just asked if any one knew about the percentage of land they are allowed to… Read more »

Tom O
Tom O
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

Hey Wayne, I am a ‘sport shooter’, please dont generalize. In June Lake we clean up the gun range 1x /wk. We dont need the forest service,MCSD, or anyone to ‘help’ regulate our range. Volunteerism is pretty popular with all my target shooting friends. We dont shoot up refrigerators, TVs,… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago
Reply to  Tom O

Tom O….Then you and your friends are the exception…Come down to Inyo County….where there isn’t a shooting range….and take a look-see at the areas people choose to shoot…like you say,refrigerators,T,V.’S,stoves,ovens,bottles,toys and dolls….you name it….they shoot it….and leave it.. when they decide to take off.

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

There is a nice shooting range in Bishop where people clean up after themselves and keep the range useable for all members.
BK

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

Benett…I’m sure the shooting ranges….where people have to pay to use, and run by employees, are kept nice and clean and safe…but the “free places”,like the desert,not so much….5 miles west of HWY 395 on Mazourka Canyon road is a good example…a place on Horseshoe Meadow Rd near Tuttle Creek… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

There are no employees. Members clean up after themselves. Life’s not perfect, Wayne. BK

RAM
RAM
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

“where people have to pay to use, and run by employees” Inyo & Mono County doesn’t have the population to support a place to shoot where you would pay and it would be ran by employees like http://www.aplacetoshoot.net/ on San Francisquito Canyon Rd North of Valencia. Wayne seems out of… Read more »

RAM
RAM
8 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Those signs are up because many hunters don’t have the common courtesy necessary to hunt on leased land, so the ranchers put the signs up.

I get it

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago
Reply to  RAM

RAM….Sorry….I don’t go to shooting ranges….long ago learned going shooting is much more fun…and a LOT safer when others aren’t around…but when I do go shooting ,I clean up any messes I’ve made and not expecting OTHERS to do it for me.