The Wisconsin State Capitol needs genuine conservatives who respect the root of the word "conservative" (as has been said before, Bucky), when applied to the land and water the state still concedes it holds for all of us in trust - - "Wisconsin's Waters Belong To Everyone" - -
instead of shallow cartoon characters and their enablers who, in the name of 'conservative' ideology, special interests and favoritism, would:
* deliberately refuse to follow and implement clean water law.
* intentionally undermine Wisconsin forestry, recreation, and tourism;
* sell 10,000 acres of public land because they like the round number.
* fill wetlands.
* load hazardous sand dust into the air.
* expand groundwater pollution.
* cut down forests.
* dig and trample native burial grounds.
* trophy-hunt wildlife, and
* degrade, sell or wall off access to the public's streams, rivers and lakes:
"Selling prime shoreland on a northern Wisconsin lake is a terrible precedent," said former Natural Resources Secretary George Meyer, now executive director of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation.* Or, if you're not convinced:
The state Department of Natural Resources has identified more than 1,000 acres of state-owned land in Langlade County that could go on the auction block — a move that has angered trout anglers because the properties contain a cache of ecologically significant spring ponds with native brook trout populations.
The ponds, gouged by glaciers thousands of years ago, are fed by rich sources of groundwater that sustain the fish and neighboring streams, rivers and lakes.
The DNR recently posted 13 properties in Langlade County on its website that contain the small ponds. They are among 118 parcels, covering approximately 8,300 acres, the DNR could sell to private parties or other units of government.