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I am a wildlife biologist who has worked in the conservation field for more than three decades and have directly participated in several restoration projects…
@JiminTFall--In support of the above you should read the property clause:
"The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States....
ARTICLE IV, SECTION 3, CLAUSE 2
@JiminTFall Your interpretation of the Constitution and the mechanics behind the agreements formed at statehood are both flawed. As to your statement about wolves and native peoples, you need to study up there as well. Both wolves and humans likely entered North America around the same time across the same bridges from Asia. And as to your decidedly uncharitable view of those who are challenged by life, that is not the topic here but rather those who are possessing advantages getting even more special privileges that diminish the value of the federal estate for the rest of us.
When looking at the economics of all this it is important to know that the state spent roughly $77,000 to protect a little over $1,000 in revenues. Can we afford this economically, ecologically or socially anymore? (Please see the news piece in the link below:
As a wildlife biologist I can tell you that the notion of cattle as biodiversity enhancers is pure fantasy and contrary to a huge body of peer-reviewed science. Case in point is the recently settled lawsuit that forces the Forest Service to close 90 or so miles along the John Day River to grazing because of the impact to imperiled steelhead. Hopefully, elements of the hunting and angling communities will wake up one day an realize the extent of the damage wrought to their resources from this damaging and mismanaged activity.
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