I hate that society measures usefulness and success in terms of $$$ but it’s the reality of the world. Want people to appreciate the value of National Wildlife Refuge’s? Then show them the $$ impact
WASHINGTON – National wildlife refuges more than make up for their cost
to taxpayers by returning about $4 in economic activity for every $1
the government spends, according to a federal study released Tuesday.
the refuges drew some 35 million hunters, anglers, birders and other
visitors in 2006, supporting about 27,000 jobs, the study found.
You can dispute the numbers, or how they are calculated. For me I just enjoy the opportunity which Refuge’s afford users and the conservation principles of North America.