Monday, February 27, 2012

Arrest of NorthCoast Scientists Rivals Lynx Hoax

The Recreation HQ believes the recent arrest of Ron LeValley and other associates of Mad River Biologists for embezzlement of over $900,000 dollars will call into question all of the closure-oriented land-use projects this group has been involved with since 1982.

Times Standard Article on Arrest of Northcoast Biologists

North Coast Biologists Stunned by Arrest

North Coast/IndyBay Article on LeValley as MLPA Science Team Member

Affidavit for LeValley and Others

According to Dennis Mayo, founder of Open Beaches and Trails, “Mad River Biologists have been at the center of most recreation-based public land closures in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties for the last 10-15 years. At Clam Beach, I tried to warn county and state park officials that this biology firm was using politically motivated ‘science’ that actually was harming the Snowy Plover by insisting on vehicle and equestrian bans instead of focusing on predator controls.”

In another article, it appears that LeValley was involved in a 2009 cover-up regarding the killing of a Blue Whale off the Northcoast of California.

Article on LeValley’s Blue Whale Cover-up

HQ believes this story is much larger then the “Lynx Hoax” that hit a few years ago.

BRC Article on Lynx Hoax

HQ believes the arrest of LeValley and others will call into question the scientific credibility of all research projects and other efforts that LeValley and Mad River Biologists have been involved with since 1982. Those projects and agencies include the Northern Spotted Owl, BLM, FS, California State Parks, California Resources Agency, Pacific Flyway, Plover-related beach closures to vehicles and other public uses, and implementation of the Marine Life Protection Act on the Northcoast.

Many of you will remember back in 2010 when HQ warned readers that the proposed state park vehicle tax would actually be used to fund politically motivated land and sea closure programs such as the MLPA and its parent organization.

HQ Overview of MPLA Funding via the State Park Vehicle Tax (LeValley is on MLPA science team)

This issue also exposes the soft and corrupt (and lucrative) underbelly of the unholy alliance that exists between some environmental groups, scientists, academia, and government agencies.

Be assured that HQ will be following this story.

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  1. EXCELLENT!!! It's high time greenie frauds and thieves got the light of day shone on 'em. I was one of the first to raise hell about the lynx hoax, but in the end, all those leftist criminals got was letters of reprimand. Let's make a big public stink and put some pressure on on the system to send these thugs to prison for as much time as the law will allow! And yes, demand an investigation into ALL of the projects they were involved in and if land was closed, get it opened again!

  2. Thanks Don. Great reporting. On the north coast the anti access folks and the agency frauds whos careers depend on the eco frauds they promote have all been in bed with LaValley and his so called science. It's always the same. Grants,grants, grants for more studies,studies,studies. They all show the same thing when it comes to plover populations. Peditors and the harsh environment of the north coast cause 90+ % of all all plover deaths. So what is the conclusion that Mad River Biologist has always come up with? You guessed it! More recreational access closures. After all they can't control the weather or the preditors so they must attack the public. All should understand that without the support of all the agency eco nuts and a state legislature supporting their BS failed policies none of this could continue. LaValley is only the biol on this cancer. Once his type is lanced we need to squeeze the puss completely out. That means the state a federal reps who just keep taking our money and giving it to this crap need to be fired!

  3. Hey Don. I would suggest that everyone should call whom ever they think will do some good and ask the DOJ to investigate this corruption

  4. It looks like LeValley resigned yesterday as treasurer for the Pacific Seabird Group

    1. All decisions based on this pseudo-science should automatically be reversed. All grant money awarded to this group should be frozen and returned to the grantor.

  5. What a complete scum bag. Our Gov is paying him big bucks to screw us all. Wonder what and are getting kick backs??