It couldn’t possibly be conservationist incompetence, could it?

I’ve been to Yosemite National Park. It’s beautiful. And now there is discussion that this Federal ecological preserve has seen better days, tree-wise (okay, in appropriate value judgement here-are a lot of old trees really “better”? Not necessarily). There is of course speculation that Klimacht Khange is to blame-why not?-but there is no basis, as the BBC(!) explains, on which to favor such an explanation. May I humbly suggest that government management of nature sucks? I, mean, may I suggest that people read Playing God In Yellowstone or perhaps a distillation of said thesis (say, here?) to understand that Centrally Planned Forests work about as well as any other kind of central planning? I mean, could it possibly be that the “problems” in Yosemite are the fault of the environmentalists in charge?

How about we divy it up privately to people with incentives to preserve the forests?

(Oh, and by the way, I’m back in Florida).



Filed under Common Sense, Dumbasses, Freedom, Klimacht, Liberals

2 responses to “It couldn’t possibly be conservationist incompetence, could it?

  1. Andrew, I am no expert on this, but my older brother is. He studied forestry and wildlife management in college, and then cut his teeth in the Bitterroot National Forest in Montana.

    He’s not in that work any longer, but it is close to his heart. It’s interesting to listen to him opine at how completely STUPID the envirowhacks are. He will make the point that “We are their best friends. We want exactly what they do…healthy forests, healthy animal populations, etc. They are just so blinded by their radicalism that they literally can’t see the forest for the trees…”

    I don’t think people really understand how important GOOD FOREST MANAGEMENT is to us all. Before the rise of these nutso groups, the States (and the Feds) did a very good job of it. But the nutso groups have lawyers, and have politicians in their back pockets…

    Therefore, you have more severe forest fires, dwindling populations of some animals, and struggling farmers and ranchers.

    It’s a darned shame. There is nothing worse than a moron with the authority of an expert…

  2. timetochooseagain

    I’m not so sure it’s quite true that the Fed and States did “fine” with forest management before enviro-whackos came along, but I suppose it could be true. Everything I’ve read seems to indicate that, no matter how well intentioned, the government has always done a less than perfect job being a steward of the environment. But yeah, proper Forest Management is important-and I happen to think that the enviro’s are making things worse, rather than better…