I am a country gal and I realize and understand the importance of our Conservation Management Department. Please continue the good work, however, don’t become a mush to special interest groups who push in formation that cannot be scientifically defended. That is not good.
There are too many requests for special interest studies to be performed at great cost to me and America. If and when money goes out for special interest studies I firmly think that full transparency should be tracked on how much money, to whom and for what. The information should be watched closely, updated and presented in clear sight to all. That would be a help to managing our outgoing budget.
The millions of dollars spent in this area is a concern to me and many others. The well-being of the lizard and the chicken are also a concern to me, however, as I research the issues both critters are being handled with good balance along with our moving forward on very much needed resources of gas, oil and jobs.
Keep up the good work that you do for us and thank you all.