WHERE’S A REAL ENVIRONMENTALIST WHEN YOU NEED ONE?

When (and why) would you need a “real” environmentalist?

That’s easy — When there are people who call themselves environmentalists” who turn places like this (which is home to a “threatened” species)…

A sedge meadow on the Verde River in Arizona—a true desert oasis: a source of stability and habitat in a land of extremes.

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Into something like this and extirpate the species in the process… I guess you’d call them “unreal” environmentalists.

Protected Verde River riparian

Protected Verde River riparian

How about when “environmentalists” get a chance to turn this…
kahoolawe-barren

into this…
ulupalakua-ranch-001

and they turn it down, and come up with this instead… For $51 million!

Kaho'olawe 2

Kaho'olawe Barren

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Or when they call this healed, because it’s protected…

8. Big Erosion 1 upload

And this “in need of healing,” because it’s managed by a rancher to grow native grass to support his cattle and a healthy population of wildlife.

Road Eraser Lush

In need of healing?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More coming. This is a work in progress.

One Response to “WHERE’S A REAL ENVIRONMENTALIST WHEN YOU NEED ONE?

  • David Gregg
    1 year ago

    Hi Dan, I really love your blog. I am a lifelong democrat but I have a big problem with the environmental movement. It seems like it would rather be right than to be effective. Last year I discovered the “new” movement in grazing courtesy of Allan Savory’s TED Talk. I live in California and driving north through the Owens Valley or driving through beautiful Northern Arizona and Sedona I could see that the land was wasting away. In short, I can see the effects of poorly managed land – which is practically all public lands.
    Do you have suggestions for a next step? Are there politicians looking to make sensible land management and grazing on Public Lands including parks to revitalize the great grasslands of the American West. I think the West is one of the most beautiful places on Earth (Arizona especially stunning) and I think proper grazing as a way to increase grasslands, ground cover, and revitalized hydrological profiles could very well be a win for ranchers and the public and the land. Is there anyone in public office or seeking it that understands the potential?