I sense that Ray was looking for sensation as opposed to balance. The alternative to a less-than-perfect land-protection movement is ranchettes and subdivisions as far as the eye can see.
I could be wrong about this; maybe global warming and a let-burn forest fire policy will protect the landscape from development in Montana. Unfortunately, it is too wet in Wisconsin for that. Around here, I guess we will just have to keep slugging away, protecting what we can from the bulldozer. I am glad Ray summarized the Land Trust Alliance’s program of reform. This will go a long ways toward curbing the limited amount of abuse that does occur.
Driftless Area Land Conservancy