My experience of 30+ years working in natural resources for the feds says your worng. IMO, what has the federal land agencies in a bind is the laws and direction given by Congress and the President Adminstration. They make the laws/regs and budgets the agencies live under. It is Congress and the President that lack the land management skills. Most federal employees working in natural resources are very dedicated to good stewardship of the land. There of course some bad employees, just like in any business in the private sector.
I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.
Look Arbo, we disagree and what you're saying about the FS doesn't jive at all with my experience with them. I've shared a little of my experience with them that has led to to my opinion, what's yours? What encounter soured you so on the US Forest Service?
No personal attack. mearly trying to understand your one sided / misinformed view of federal land management employees.
No spin Arbo. you have opinions, but nothing to base it on. So show that even the majority of federal land management workers are incompentent, not caring, and want to do a poor job. Show me where I am wrong with my bias.
I mearly informed you that Congress and the President administration has more to say on what goes on with federal lands than the average worker.
The United States government has direct ownership of almost 650 million acres of land (2.63 million square kilometers) – nearly 30% of its total territory. These federal lands are used as military bases or testing grounds, nature parks and reserves and indian reservations, or are leased to the private sector for commercial exploitation (e.g. forestry, mining, agriculture). They are managed by different administrations, such as the Bureau of Land Management, the US Forest Service, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the US Department of Defense, the US Army Corps of Engineers, the US Bureau of Reclamation or the Tennessee Valley Authority.
(1,000,000 square miles)
291 - Federal Lands in the US | Strange Maps | Big Think
That does not include land owned by local, country or state government. It also does not include land the government has declared can not be developed.