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    Interesting battle going on between Wyoming and the Department of the Interior.

    Wyoming threatens to sell prime Grand Teton land

    MOOSE, Wyoming (AP) For Sale: Part of Grand Teton National Park.

    Majestic views of the Teton Range. Prime location for luxury resort, home development. Pristine habitat for moose, elk, wolves, grizzlies.

    Price: $125 million. Call: Gov. Dave Freudenthal.

    Wyoming is trying to force the Interior Department to trade land, minerals or mineral royalties for 1,366 acres it owns within the majestic park. If the foot-dragging feds don't agree to a deal soon Freudenthal threatens to put a For Sale sign on the property.

    Wyoming has owned the land since statehood in 1890, when the federal government set aside land in new Western states to be mined, logged or leased to raise money for public education. Wyoming kept its so-called "school sections" after Grand Teton National Park was established in 1950.

    The state has tried for a decade to negotiate some kind of trade. Saying that his patience is running out, Freudenthal, a Democrat, sent an ultimatum recently to park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott.
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    Re: For Sale: Part of Grand Teton National Park

    Are there investors lined up ready to pay his price? If so, why screw around with the Feds? Just sell it to the private sector and be done with it.
    Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

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      But what about the three-toed spotted monkey squirrel owl that is endangered ?
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      So that when they turn their backs on you,
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        Re: For Sale: Part of Grand Teton National Park

        Originally posted by ScratchMonkey View Post
        Are there investors lined up ready to pay his price? If so, why screw around with the Feds? Just sell it to the private sector and be done with it.
        Well, I'd say that people are concerned that selling the property would lead to mining and commercial development inside the park itself. Therefore ruining it's beauty.

        Originally posted by CallousDisregard View Post
        But what about the three-toed spotted monkey squirrel owl that is endangered ?
        Some environmentalists use endangered species status of certain animals to help preserve land from development or exploitation of resources. Many take this practice too far, but that does not mean that it can't be a worthwhile endeavor. Take the Redwoods in California, there are only 5% of them left, meaning 95% have been cut down. The tallest and oldest trees on the planet ravaged by commercialism. Government should have intervened to stop this madness at some point, but instead did next to nothing, and it's a shame. Watch the documentary by Ken Burns called The National Parks: America's Best Idea to get an idea what a tremendous struggle it has been to save some of these areas from commercialism, develpoment, and industry.
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          But we don't preserve habitats with anything like a long term outlook and I think that is the problem with preservation.
          Honestly who cares if this or that species dies off ? But the overall area has it's function and killing everything there will have many long term affects and if we give up state land for development I'm afraid that is what will happen.
          We can't preserve them all but it seems like there is little middle ground between clear cutting and bulldozing everything in sight and pretending that we as people can live here w/o impacting the environment around us.
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            Re: For Sale: Part of Grand Teton National Park

            Why should government ownership protect the area any more than private ownership? The government will lease its land for mining and forestry in destructive ways.

            If you really value preservation of that land, donate to Nature Conservancy so that they can buy the land. Put your money where your mouth is, instead of sticking others with the bill via taxes.

            http://www.nature.org/
            Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

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              Re: For Sale: Part of Grand Teton National Park

              Originally posted by ScratchMonkey View Post
              Why should government ownership protect the area any more than private ownership? The government will lease its land for mining and forestry in destructive ways.
              No doubt, look at all the Bureau of Land Management land that's leased for all kinds of industry. Recently HBO aired a documentary called Gasland about natural gas hydraulic fracturing - some of it done on federal land. It's a pretty filthy industry environmentally, but thanks to the The Halliburton Loophole in the 2005 energy bill, the whole industry is basically exempted from complying with loads of federal regulations, including the Clean Water Act.
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