Can't find the story. Dick, you're going to have to post it.Audubon Society won their case.
North Dakotas anti-corporate farming law is going to be challenged by non-profits soon enough. "For profit."Slowly ND's prohibition against NGO ownership slips away.
Dick, show me where it is illegal?which would negate the illegal ND law now in place.
I know of only one state, that being Nebraska, where the anti-corporate farming law was over turned. Large corporate hog and dairy farms taking over now. Hardly a win.same "law" that has consistently been overturned in other states where it has been challenged. And that is a win for everybody.
Yes it is great. Much of the area your talking about it would take 100 acres to feed one cow. Do you think you can make a living on that land? The way it is there is some wildlife for sportsmen. You have to walk your behind off, but maybe in a week you will find an javelin or two. I have spent some time on the desert and enjoyed it a lot.In Nevada the fed/gov owns something like 85% of the land area. Is it great?
Dick and Plains, I'll let one of your own say it.This is beyond a slippery slope. Allowing any non-governmental organization the ability to influence policy and local land use decisions is an absolute disaster that will have numerous unintended consequences.
In Wyoming, the Audubon Society successfully implemented the 'core population area' concept via a greater sage-grouse working group (http://gf.state.wy.us/wildlife/wildlife ... /index.asp). The core area concept was subsequently issued by proclamation of Governor Freudenthal via Executive Order (EO) in 2008. It was an extremely bad policy that was not fully vetted. More importantly, the EO was supposed to recognize existing rights and to have state agencies work colloboratively with private landowners.
Unfortunately, existing rights of private landowners have now been substantially modified. Case in point wind energy development. The resulting article shows the level of influence these types of policies can reach to the private landowner. I would guess that the Anschutz project will file a private land taking lawsuit, because the private land is now precluded from development.
The moral of the story, these NGO's are nobody's friends. Some have radical agendas and they don't act in the best interest of private landowners.
The feds are already inside. They are inside these non-profits. Not sure how it works in Wyoming but here in North Dakota it goes like this.The core area was designed and implemented by Wyoming Game and Fish Dept to put Wyoming in charge of sage grouse restoration otherwise the feds (USFWS) would have stepped in.
Like I said, Not sure how it works in Wyoming but here in North Dakota all or most of our non-profits such as Audubon or wildlife federation or wildlife society are top heavy with fed/gov persons.Audubon had little to do with it other than be consulted along with every other group including hunters and ranchers.
It's a shame you don't know what your talking about. If you look at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation you will find people interested in elk. Since the feds don't do much with that there is a good chance it will be either a sportsmen or a state biologist affiliated with that organization. Igl isn't affiliated with the Audubon Society because he is a fed, he is affiliated with them because the number one thing with him is birds. Simple as that. You will find that all the work these guys do with private organizations is on their own time. They don't get to work on these things during their normal work day.Tom, I believe you know what I'm getting at.
Tom, I didn't post the article, bioman did. I merely quoted him. Bioman or Ryan, worked at the time for a wind energy company in Wyoming. Maybe his job (his livelyhood) was more important to him then the greater sage grouse?indsport said:Shaug, I merely pointed out that the article you reference is false. The article you posted said "In Wyoming, the Audubon Society successfully implemented the 'core population area' concept via a greater sage-grouse working group (http://gf.state.wy.us/wildlife/wildlife ... /index.asp)." is false and I provided the actual proclamation by the governor of Wyoming that refuted the article, nothing more, nothing less.