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Vermont Fish & Wildlife Climbing Ban
« on: August 12, 2012, 07:53:48 PM »
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department (VFWD) is currently considering a rule that would ban climbing on all VFWD managed lands. a bunch of stuff removed for (heavens forbid) clarity
As I said, it is not the bolt, but the evolution. If you can do a site like muir valley...you will discover that you are a guest of some thing where you have to pay. Taxes on land exist and they have to pay for that.
Parlez de votre âne, nouveau
Parle à ton cul, encore une fois
Parlez de votre âne, encore une fois …
Parler sur votre cul, nouveau
in other words, en englais:"you're squaking out your butt, yet again…."
this proposed regulation is not because of the "evolution" of the "bolt."
it's because the VTWD can't afford to spend any money (or even potentially
spend any money) on any activities other than those directly related to the historic job of the department. (which is strictly dealing with "fish and wildlife…")
in other words: they have barely enough money to manage "fish and wildlife" on the lands they control, they can't afford to add anything else to the mix.
they don't have the money to oversee any "non-game" uses of the lands they control. those uses include "recreational use of ATVs, snowmobiles, non- motorized cycling, horseback riding, rock climbing and other activities not considered wildlife-based or deemed incompatible with the purposes of VFWD ownership." (this comes directly from the www.vtfishandwildlife.com
website AND from my personal conversations with state legislators on committees that oversee the VFWD.)
in other word: in order to avoid ever having to spend any of their precious resources, in the future, on anything other than "fish and wildlife," they want to be able to ban any activity that may (even remotely) may cause them to spend those resources.
even if it's not a problem now or in the future… (and they specifically say there is no problem currently, on any of their lands.)
it has nothing to do with "bad" behavior by anyone. the VFWD want to eliminate the chance of ever having to spend money regulating any traditional non-"fish and wildlife" usage of the properties they control. it's not just "bolted" rock climbing; it includes horseback riding, mountain biking, and x-c skiing…
so,please, please, please, stop lecturing us about something you know nothing about. it's tedious, it makes you look foolish, AND prevents us from ever taking you seriously, even when you have something insightful to say…