Tuesday, May 01, 2007

One-FIFTH of the State?

HT: The Croc, who pointed to this (old) item from McIlheran.

One line jumps out:

More than 18% of Wisconsin is publicly held conservation land. That's one acre in six.

Ever since I was in grade school, I loved "rounding." It enables one to use easy-to-manage numbers (those ending in zero.)

The rule applicable here: you must round UP.

So it's actually damn near one-fifth of the State that is "public conservation."

Ott has a good idea. I'd like to know where it is, and what can or cannot be done there.

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