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New director: All of us should visits parks. Jarvis ranks protection, management of resources among his core values. By Cory Hatch, Jackson Hole Daily.

 
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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

3 Responses to Interview with new director of the National Park System

  1. On this story, I want to share with you all what I posted to my group, Buffalo Allies of Bozeman:

    “Interesting tidbit in today’s news on bison. The Jackson Hole News and Guide is reporting an interview with new National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis. He says a new brucellosis management plan for bison and elk is in the works, but details are not ready to be released.

    “However, Jarvis in a recent interview in Grist Magazine suggests a belief that the bison management process (the Interagency Bison Management Plan – IBMP) can serve as a model for the National Park Service in ecosystem management, where NPS must work with outside agencies and private landowners to deal with things like, say, migratory wildlife (like bison). If Jarvis actually believes this, that’s very unfortunate because the IBMP has been a disaster for bison and has been a farce in actually involving all the stakeholders. Where is there an actual seat for the public, where is there a seat for the tribes, where is there actual advocacy for wild buffalo? The IBMP has been a buffalo death machine that has served only one interest, that of the livestock industry. I don’t think we can hold our breath that the new NPS brucellosis plan will be a good one. You might want to let Jarvis know that we don’t believe that the IBMP should serve as a model for anything except ineptitude and cruelty.

    “See http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=5173 for today’s article, and http://www.grist.org/article/2009-10-09-new-national-parks-chief-jon-jarvis/ for the other; other issues besides bison are discussed.”

  2. “Interesting tidbit in today’s news on bison. The Jackson Hole News and Guide is reporting an interview with new National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis. He says a new brucellosis management plan for bison and elk is in the works, but details are not ready to be released.

    “However, Jarvis in a recent interview in Grist Magazine suggests a belief that the bison management process (the Interagency Bison Management Plan – IBMP) can serve as a model for the National Park Service in ecosystem management, where NPS must work with outside agencies and private landowners to deal with things like, say, migratory wildlife (like bison). If Jarvis actually believes this, that’s very unfortunate because the IBMP has been a disaster for bison and has been a farce in actually involving all the stakeholders. Where is there an actual seat for the public, where is there a seat for the tribes, where is there actual advocacy for wild buffalo? The IBMP has been a buffalo death machine that has served only one interest, that of the livestock industry. I don’t think we can hold our breath that the new NPS brucellosis plan will be a good one. You might want to let Jarvis know that we don’t believe that the IBMP should serve as a model for anything except ineptitude and cruelty.

    “See http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=5173 for today’s article, and http://www.grist.org/article/2009-10-09-new-national-parks-chief-jon-jarvis/ for the other; other issues besides bison are discussed.”

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey

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