Budget cuts will hit conservation projects hard

No one needs to be reminded that we’re in the midst of some tough economic times. Unemployment hovers around double-digit levels, families struggle to pay their bills, taxes keep rising while services erode. Overspending by our state and federal government has finally hit the proverbial wall and now they must do what they’ve been preaching to us during this major recession …tighten their belt. Noble intentions maybe, but what gets cut and what stays the same? Unfortunately I suspect many of our natural resource and conservation management programs will again see the budget ax fall on them

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