Thursday, February 12, 2009

How about some across-the-spectrum work on this?

I sincerely hope that Ducks Unilimited, the California Waterfowl Association, and other groups chime in on the importance of resources spent for habitat. It seems the conservative media is up in arms over wetlands restoration and protection money in that it will protect, among other things, the salt marsh harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys raviventris).

It's time for the more conservative in the conservation movement to stand in front of attacks like these.

Update, 12/13: A quick check on Google turns up nothing, while the attacks continue. My sincere hope remains, however.

Any monies to be spent on conservation will help myriad species, and some of them can be singled out and picked on, to the detriment of vital habitat. If we let groups get away with the childish picking out of strange-sounding critters, then we will all lose out.


Bob J said...

Well put, I agree with you. I have to ask how, during this bizarre financial crisis, have you avoided commenting on the economics mess. When, sir, will some economics and politics be "thrown in." I personally have macroeconomic fatigue, maybe its going around. I'll link you when I get things sorted out on my new blog platform. Later, bro

Josh said...

Many minds smarter than mine have been weighing in on it, and my belief that we should be moving away from debt as the primary mover of finance has been completely passed over, anyhow.

The econ. and politics parts are as they apply to the environment. If you want my five-point plan on how to fix the economy, though, I can give it to you.