Let's not waste our time

Dear Editor,

I'd like to share the following brief letter with everyone:
Let’s Ask, “What’s Best for the Whole?”
When it comes to the Gunnison sage-grouse, it’s easy for people and groups to focus on differences of opinion. What if, instead, we focused on what we have in common? Things like a love of Colorado’s natural lands and a desire to avoid wasting time and money.
Suing the Fish and Wildlife Service to attempt to change their grouse listing decision is most likely a waste of time and taxpayers’ money. What if we used that time and money:
· to help the FWS come up with an effective, reasonable recovery plan
· for habitat restoration projects that benefit a host of wildlife species that rely on sagebrush habitat
· to help local landowners in critical habitat take advantage of funding that can help them improve their land, and
· other projects that would produce tangible, beneficial results for Coloradans, our land, and wildlife?
- Nov. 13, 2014

Leigh Robertson
Ridgway