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Sep 12, 2013
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The Utah Division of Wildlife Resourse’s decision to release mountain goats into the La Sal Mountains is completely misguided. How many examples of introduced species devastating native ecosystems do you need to look at before you figure out this is a bad idea?
The DWR continues to act like a good old boys club that cares about nothing but its own self interest. Increasing numbers of ungulates may be nice for wildlife viewing but that does not ensure the health of the ecosystem. Does the input of the Forest Service and conservation groups mean nothing to them? Apparently so.
I do not understand how they can be allowed to carry this project out when it poses significant risk to the La Sals and no benefits to the ecosystem. The DWR is wasting money and threatening a fragile environment. It’s a lose-lose situation.
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