EDITOR'S NOTE: Playing God in suburbia

Hanscom, Greg
August 2006
High Country News;8/7/2006, Vol. 38 Issue 14, p2
The author reflects on the preservation of wildlife in the suburbia. He believes that there is a need to use triage for the conservation or resources. People have to choose which wildlife to preserve, which habitat to protect, and which ones to let die. He asserts that land trusts should make use of a good strategy in the area where conservation easements will do the most good. The present wildlife conditions are not so dire now and that people need not to abandon certain kinds of species or subspecies to attend to other needs.


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