Fully solving the backlog issue will require tackling the current backlog as well as ensuring that today’s routine maintenance needs do not become tomorrow’s deferred maintenance.
As recreation and conservation funding realities evolve in the 21st century, public funding streams should evolve along with them.
Creating a greater role for the private sector will spur innovation and more effective environmental solutions.
The delays and expense associated with an overly bureaucratic process pose real environmental costs.
We must take the time to separate facts from propaganda and listen to scientists and stakeholders to avoid prioritizing emotions over evidence.