Back to Basics
We're sorely in need of a moral, (and yes, pro science), wildlife compass to steer us. We need to revisit the teachings of The Public Trust Doctrine to remind us that wildlife resources are owned by no one and are held in trust by our government for the benefit of all. While we're at it, we should take a look at the North American Model of Conservation, which emphatically states that: "science is the proper tool for the discharge of wildlife policy." We've had almost 100 years of professional-scientific wildlife management and all things considered, our wildlife agencies have done a pretty good job of managing the resource for the common good.