For Conservation, a Bad Choice

May 7, 2011

Read an Op-Ed by Bill Pope and Bob Manetta, business owners in the Methow Valley, in the Wenatchee World opposing the state Senate’s proposed changes to the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP).

Excerpt: “Locally, the Senate’s budget would cut four projects in Chelan and Okanogan counties, which the House had proposed. In addition to the parks, trails and wilderness projects that would not be funded if the Senate’s proposal prevails, the budget also eliminates a project that would have saved the Ellis Barnes Livestock Co. in Okanogan County. By changing the independent, merit-based criteria for selecting projects, we not only risk losing another local farm, but the opportunity to receive funding for future farmland, orchard and livestock projects.”

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