Date: 8/1/17 6:00 pm
From: Lyn Boone <boonel...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Ohio Div of Wildlife Survey
I agree, Steve, that the choices in the survey are all "stacked" toward
hunting/fishing. I took the survey, ranked the options, then used the
comments box to say that wildlife viewing, appreciation, and conservation
should have equal time.
Lyn Boone
Granville, Ohio

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On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 10:39 AM, Steve Cagan <steve...> wrote:

> Wow—I took the survey, but the questions are certainly stacked in one
> direction—and not the best one…
>
>
> > On Aug 1, 2017, at 10:20 AM, August Froehlich <afroehlich...>
> wrote:
> >
> > I haven't seen any discussion on this list about the recent changes that
> have occurred at our DOW. Over the past two months there has been an abrupt
> change in the Director and top leadership, in a climate of high drama (see
> links below for background.)
> >
> >
> >
> > As an outcome of this jarring change, the new Director has provided a
> survey and comment form on the DOW website:
> >
> > "Our focus is going to be on providing access, additional opportunities,
> and great customer service. We want to do that by hearing directly from the
> people impacted. With your help, we can guide the division in a new
> direction, and Ohio’s sportsmen and women will be better for it."
> >
> > http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/stay-informed/wildlife-access-
> and-opportunities-survey
> >
> >
> >
> > Please take a moment to do this simple survey, ranking in order of
> priority a list of items you think should be the focus of the DOW. There is
> also a generous text box for your input. There is curiously no end date
> given.
> >
> >
> >
> > I'm going to leave the controversy out of this post, but suffice to say,
> there's more uproar over this than just about any development in state
> government that I can remember. But as birders we have a stake in the
> outcome of the developments at the DOW, and it would be good for us as
> Ohioans and as birders for us to provide our considered opinion.
> >
> >
> >
> > August Froehlich
> >
> >
> >
> > (Following is a list of links that provide a mix of opinion and news
> reporting to help provide context for this issue)
> >
> >
> >
> > Resignation letter of Mike Budzik to Ohio Gov. John Kasich
> >
> > http://www.bcsn.tv/news_article/show/807222
> >
> >
> >
> > http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170713/sparks-fly-at-
> wildlife-council-meeting-over-leadership-purge
> >
> > http://thecourier.com/opinion/columns/2017/07/15/ohios-
> choices-harmful-to-wildlife-management/​
> >
> > http://www.dispatch.com/sports/20170730/outdoors--
> after-turmoil-ohios-new-wildlife-chief-addresses-criticisms
> >
> > https://limaohio.com/sports/253401/let-voice-be-heard-on-changes-at-dow
> >
> >
> >
> >
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