I can understand the conservationists but aren't you going a bit to far?
What are you going to do ban everything everytime something new is found like
that albino spider I read about today that stopped construction somewhere on a
road that needed repair.Some of you people that go overboard on this really need
to get a life and leave things alone before you make us extinct!
Trying really hard here, I would like to say something of the truth and still
get my thoughts presented here. We have spent MANY years dealing with those who
would close all of our back country to off road motorised vehicles,
nonmotorised, cattle, horses, and even hikers. It is their goal to close all the
land, allow no one on it! If it takes a bug, snail, weed, flea, etc. whatever,
they will use it. It has been over 40 years that they have been studying this
particular bug. Near, 50 years since they started looking for something to use
to close the Coral Pink Sand dunes to people. First the Welches Milkweed, gave
up on that; ATVs actually cause it to spread. No matter how much these
dunes are used by the ATVs the population of this Beetle stays close to the
same. There was far more usage of the dunes in the 80s yet the population of the
bug is pretty close to constant. Water sheds levels and prey affect its numbers
the most. The rest of this is all fabrication.
The thing looks like what it is .... a bug. I don't believe in
discrimination. I deal with one bug the same way I deal with all it's
This could have catastrophic consequences in a part of the state that relies
heavily on recreation and tourism. Tens of thousands of acres no accessible
could and probably will be closed off to most activity. Projects already
approved may have to be re-vetted. There is also the potential of forfeiture of
property and destruction of livelihoods. Many reading my comments will think it
is an over reaction. The history of destruction is out in plain sight. Only last
week a $15 million dollar highway project in Texas was brought to a complete
standstill because of a spider. Environmentalists believe that humans come in
fourth after bugs, animals, and the planet. Humans are expendable.
NEPA does state to the human environment something the environmentalists
conveniently ignore .