Friday, May 18, 2012

Just What We Need: Even MORE "Protected" Land

DNR's fetish for buying land in Wisconsin persists regardless of who is Governor.

When Diamond Jim Doyle left office, the State of Wisconsin owned about 1/6th of the land in the State.

Now it will own even more!!  How very nice.

The Department of Natural Resources says its agreement to buy 100 square miles of forest in northern Wisconsin would be the state's largest land conservation purchase.

The DNR has a tentative agreement to spend about $17 million on land in four counties owned by Lyme Timber Co. of Hanover, N.H. The purchase protects the property from future development. The approximate 67,000 acres are located primarily in Douglas and Washburn counties, with smaller parcels in Bayfield and Burnett counties.

Governor Walker and Ms. Stepp are.....umnnnhhh......out of step here.  There was no good reason for Doyle's acqusitions, and "protecting....from development..." remains a questionable expenditure today.


J. Strupp said...

I was thinking the same thing when I read the JS article. Big waste of money. Most of Douglas and Washburn Counties might as well be Siberia. Who the hell's gonna develop there?

Smells like the state cut a fat check to Lyme Timber to buy land that has no chance of being logged or developed or even visited for the forseeable future.

Dad29 said...

Actually, it smelled the same to me.

Dad29 said...

But then I read the news story.

The seller is some sort of 'preservation' outfit.