Rosenthal hoped for or anticipated, and having been written about many times myself both favorably and not I can certainly understand why he would be angry about that. However, most people in the position to donate large tracts of land are those with large amounts of money. Maybe you could put together 20, 40 or 60 acres to donate if you allocated some of that advertising revenue from realtors no slam whatsoever meant towards any of them advertising properties on your site, including, it appears, rural subdivisions, water front lots, and ranchettes. Well, just adding more reasons for journalists to continue investigating and researching this developer and associates. And, putting aside the absurdity of granting easements on golf courses for instance, most conservation easements, and therefore perpetual protection which benefits not only the resources of the property subject to the grant, but the resource values of the entire basin, will not occur absent some type of economic incentive. I think we all agree that those issues should be policed.
Which again proves the point. Indeed, to state my opinion even further, to use this effective venue to foster a personal vendetta seems the ultimate in irresponsibility. J Martinson July 6, at 2: There are about 50 miles of river below Ruby Dam.
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In most of the world journalism is explicitly partisan, and when people pick up a given newspaper or tune in a TV station they know what point of view it is coming from and they can form their opinions accordingly. Reid Rosenthal July 10, at 3: In addition, there is a bit more to that definition which you did not share with your readers, is there not? What county did you say you are in? It is my opinion that you have debilitated the conservation efforts whether made by individuals such as Mr. Bill Schneider June 28, at 9:
Today,Tony lives near Butte, in Ramsay, and if you give him a call, he will gladly talk about the incident which made the papers. The landowners I represent are preservationists. I look forward to reading that article.
They think it is their God-gfiven right to harvest…. Who are you to judge an individuals or corporations motivations in giving in perpetuity? Was the article represented to Mr. Jonathan Weber July 7, at 5: In fact the very notion of journalistic objectivity is a relatively recent convention of the American media.
It seems to me that the American Dream is to do good on this earth and make some money. Well, just adding more reasons for journalists to continue investigating and researching this developer and associates. He wrote the story straight, and I trust his take.
So I guess it is who do you believe: Great job on this article. Rosenthal, who charges up to six hundred dollars a day to stay at his Montana lodge, told the Herald that privatizing access preserves and improves a fishery: M Lewis July 6, at 6: What county did you say you are in?
However facual conclusions are and can be arrived at through reporting, and research. Jackie Corr, Butte, Montana July 5, at 6: It is simple math. The point is, my bald spot, which I could care less about, and whether I am a fat slob, burly, or fit and athletic has nothing whatsoever to do with conservation easements, the creation and maintenance of sustainable resources or the future of critical wildlife, water and view corridors, habitat and agriculture in the West. Robert Bayne July 15, at 7:
I would ask you this. There is something to be said for consistency, even, I suppose, if such consistency consists merely of a continuous stream of incorrect and misinformation. Gian Galassi June 25, at It is our firm that put together a plan for 13 accesses over the entire 50 mile course of the Ruby, to be deeded to the state forever and for free.
I do believe I am going to retire from this posting activity. Reid Rosenthal is not the issue here, the article was supposed to be about conservation easements, something I know nothing more about now than before I read your agenda laden drivel. Or if you were an organization in the position to grant an easement be eager to do so? Rosenthal is certainly free to disagree with me, but to assert that his reading of the situation is factual while the other is opinion is disingenuous at best.
- I do believe I am going to retire from this posting activity. We have a sacred duty to bequeath it to our grandchildren in better shape than however we found it. He wrote the story straight, and I trust his take. High Country News , a small, non-profit publication, was desperately trying to avoid a lawsuit. Other than the state accesses, please tell us which of the non protected private properties allow public access.
- Jackie Corr, Butte, Montana July 5, at 6: I highly doubt it. Those fundamental cornerstones of our society are ensconced in the Constitution, which is the charter of the United States. A desperate, non-litagating in this instance, attempt from Mr.
Jonathan Weber June 27, at 4: You are now a greater part of the problem than the solution. His writings were in contradiction to public records he supposedly perused, documents furnished to him, public records readily available, specific discussion witnessed by third party, and his own two eyes, Mr Ring could not even correctly portray my qoutes, or, after my personal investigation, the quotes of others mentioned in his story. Although you folks seem to take great delight in labeling me as a developer, I would bet dollars to doughnuts that some of those folks responding or reading here have ranches or properties on which there exist more structures than we have constructed on the entirety of the 23, or so acres on which our groups have made significant resource and agricultural improvements, and to large extent protected from development in perpetuity through conservation easements. J Martinson July 6, at 2: It is my opinion that you have debilitated the conservation efforts whether made by individuals such as Mr.
If I were in the position to donate land to conservation my hesitation would be great after all of the bad press. And all conservation easements on the Ruby River, both upper and lower, deny public access. Tony still has the clippings. Other than the state accesses, please tell us which of the non protected private properties allow public access. Normally, of course, we never get that opportunity.
In my opinion to be clear for Mr. Leaving this earth a better place is key…. Kim Collins July 3, at The purpose of an Editorial Page is to promulgate the opinions of the writer, clearly labeled as opinion.