This morning’s wasted million is up at Gold Butte, a remote area so large that it’s hard to find a cow pie on it. Now you and I are paying some Utah cowboys a million dollars to round up 500 cattle, a million dollars the federal government does not have.
If we want more tortoises, our federal land managers need to stop protecting ravens. They’ve protected ravens into an unnatural overpopulation, and ravens eat tortoise eggs (and sage hens’ eggs, another robust specie the feds want to “protect”). Vin Suprynowicz offered interesting observations on federal wildland management a couple of years ago.