One blog I recently began following, Nomad Advocate, is written by Travis Deaton, an adventurer, humanitarian and advocate, as his by-line says. He is doing some excellent volunteer work to preserve our national parks and wildlife. Last night, his post struck a chord with me, and I feel compelled to share it today. Under the new administration in Washington, some 3.3 million acres of public land may be sold in the near future for the purpose of mining and drilling. Not only would this destroy some of our most valuable resources, but poses a significant threat to the wildlife on and around that land. Please take a few minutes to read Travis’ excellent, well-researched post. Thank you Travis for all the good work you are doing, and for permission to share this post!
The United States Congress has already introduced legislation to sell off 3.3 million acres of public land, the White House has already appointed a pro-drilling, anti-federal land head to lead the Department of the Interior, and this current 6th Mass Extinction is still raging onward. It can be easy to think of conservation of land and conservation of wildlife as two separate entities, but often times they are tightly correlated. Take the grey wolf and preservation efforts here in the U.S. Grey Wolf populations have a substantial impact on the environment and positively impacts dozens-hundreds of other species. The United States Congress has introduced legislation to remove ESA protections from wolves in Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin and Wyoming, in an attempt to expand their land-grab from the American people. Why would Congressional Republicans and a drill-hungry White House care about wolf protections?
Wolves have a large territorial pattern so any efforts to…
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