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Re: legislators vs wildlife experts?

>It may take time, but I think we all need to establish a relationship
>with our state and federal natural resource agencies if we want to
>influence them.  Their biologists are educated people, and you'll need
>to interact with them in a professional and intelligent manner.  An
>anti-agency attitude isn't going to make your tasks easier to
>accomplish.  I am not a state or federal biologist, by the way.

I know Ohio, for one, takes volunteer helpers for their DNR sampling
activities.  This could be a great way to start that relationship that will
foster understanding and cooperation.  Try it!  (No, I haven't done it yet,
but it sure sounds like fun!)

Mark Binkley
Columbus Ohio USA          <))><
mbinkley at earthling_net

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach him
to use "the Net" and he won't bother you for weeks.