Saturday, February 9, 2008

What Helps / Hinders the DNR

The following is an excerpt from a story which we believe is worthy of reading, but would lose too much of its value if it were re-written for presentation on this blog. Please link through for the rest of the story, but hurry back! ... Editor

by Howard Meyerson

"There is a move afoot within the DNR to get more volunteers involved with state game areas. And, perhaps I should say, there are volunteers who are pushing to have it become easier to donate their time.

That meeting of the minds should prove a good thing for Michigan. We live in a cash-strapped state where state land managers are making due with far fewer paid hands than a decade ago. Tapping a motivated volunteer force makes good economic sense provided it can be done productively.

To date, the use of volunteers is a hit-and-miss proposition... "

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