Who is Conservation For?
A recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education by Paul Voosen titled “Who is Conservation For?” details the exceptional accomplishments of Gretchen Daily, a respected scientist who has worked to promote the value of conservation. The benefits of conservation certainly seem self-evident to us in the world of parks and recreation — we see the impacts of protected open space to communities on a daily basis in clean water, wildlife habitats, vegetative buffers, pollution control and more. But a....
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Mr. Dolesh,Thank you for making the point that conservation is for everyone at all times. This point needs to be made to local decision makers, the ones who approve new developments and plan roads, schools, etc. If only the value of natural systems was better appreciated by local politicians (and the big guys in DC), what a difference it would make!