Conservation Congress in proposed budget at risk ??
So much for open records laws. They must not apply to budget meetings in the governor's office.
Who in Madison wants to disband the Conservation Congress ?? Why was it saved from the published budget ?? who decided to keep it ??
The question becomes how much is too much? And that is to be determined. What is in the public interest? This program is about much more than hunting and fishing. It is about protecting wildlife and general recreation for the public. The parcels of land range from a few aceres to ten of thousands. And the uses are varied. And the land isn't all state owned,the feds own the two national forests here. And they are multiple use and that includes logging. Cold front is correct when he mentions that a lot of land is taken off the tax roles. However it can generate income through tourism or timber sales. If you read what gathering waters and other orgs have to say it is worth it. I believe it is worth it. I would like to see it come to a vote.
Its about looking at the money available, and not unlike any community or any of us right now, we look at where can we make some cuts.
I do not for one second see this as a stab in the eye, or being vindictive, or anti natural resource. Its about pulling the reigns back, and I compliment anybody who attempts to this, rather than kickin' the can down the road. We all have seen where that has taken us at a national level.
The difference here is noticeable, and at least somebody is trying a different approach because what I have seen in the past, and currently at a national level sure as hell isn't working.