What does the word "management" mean to you?

In some circles, like the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Wildlife Service and the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, it has an altogether different meaning. It is an euphemism, meaning it is a trick word meant to deceive the general public. And it works. 

In the Forest Service, "management" planning means to be in control of how many trees to cut down. Trees are actually intended to be the habitat for wildlife to live in, and carbon dioxide sinks and oxygen producers, according to Mother Nature. But humans working for the Forest Service use trees for profit, for their very salaries, by offering contracts to the timber industry to cut down trees and eliminate wildlife habitat. 

Other euphemisms used for horrible, decimating clearcuts are "regeneration harvests" or "meadow enhancements." You can't make this stuff up. 

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At these agencies, "management" planning means to be in control of how many animals to trophy kill or "harvest" for fun. Wildlife hunting and trapping licenses are the source of salaried income to the humans employed by these agencies, against the intent of Mother Nature, which considers the important value of the living animals essential to the natural ecosystem that the planet Earth needs for its existence and long-term survival.

In these two above scenarios, humans are a cancer upon the Earth. They destroy all natural resources for their personal profit, and the planet Earth and Mother Nature be damned. 

The Republican Party is behind these "management" efforts. How shall we "manage" them? 

Bill Baum advocates for wildlife biology and forest ecology understanding. He lives near Glacier National Park and the Great Bear Wilderness Area. 


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