More Montana Access Woes.
Maintaining public access for hunting and angling is tough enough in the west- tougher still when you consider different entities may own surface, water, and mineral rights. That’s the issue concerning Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks lately, in addition to legislative interference and the palatability of developing conservation easements versus outright purchase of ranch properties.
Nothing beats a good title.
“Fishery Fest Isn’t Wholly Mackerel: Smelts, Salmon in Focus.” Absolutely brilliant.
The Endangered Species Act should be looked at as triage- the last stop before extinction. Conservation planning is preventative medicine- identifying species of conservation need and understanding the habitat requirements necessary for survival before they reach a point where large-scale governmental effort and regulation is necessary. Proactive measures can turn the tide in favor of vulnerable species, making sure expensive but noteworthy conservation efforts aren’t necessary in the first place.