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How Safe are our National Forests

trip to winston-salemThe US Forest Service is “a multi-faceted agency that manages and protects 154 national forests and 20 grasslands in 43 states and Puerto Rico. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.”

Here is an organization using the Leaver Mentality:

“For nearly three decades, CI (Conservation International) has worked to ensure the world’s most important forests are protected for future generations. That work has helped to place nearly 40 million hectares (nearly 99 million acres) of forests under protection. We also recognize, however, that protected areas aren’t enough. The truth is that, under our current economic framework, forests are worth more cut than standing.”

Here is an organization using the Taker Mentality:

“Gifford Pinchot, first Chief of the Forest Service, summed up the mission of the Forest Service: ‘to provide the greatest amount of good for the greatest amount of people in the long run.'”

Sadly the mission of this organization (US Forest Service) isn’t about protecting the very species in their title: forest. It’s mission is to use the forest for purely human purposes.

 

Here is another organization using the Taker Mentality:

The purpose of the Bureau of Land Management isn’t to protect the land either. It is to scientifically discover how best to use the resources different land areas can provide to humans. Such as petroleum in Alaska.

 

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