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4 years ago  ::  Jul 04, 2010 - 12:50PM #1
mytmouse57
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I've been disappointed time and again with my state's approach to land use/wildlife issues -- but this just about takes the cake.


news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100704/ap_on_re_us...

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4 years ago  ::  Jul 04, 2010 - 1:05PM #2
mountain_man
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In-holdings like this can be a pain for National Parks. We have a few here. One thing to think about though is that new roads are now extremely difficult to build in national parks. If Wyoming does sell their in-holding the new owners might not be able to get a road to it. The "best and highest use" of this bit of land is as a natural preserve.

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4 years ago  ::  Jul 04, 2010 - 1:20PM #3
mytmouse57
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"Best and highest use" is almost always a euphamism for catering to the lazy and crass -- or those who want to whore everything for profit.

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4 years ago  ::  Jul 12, 2010 - 4:09AM #4
Merope
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