I realize that some of you may disagree, but there really is very little disagreement from major environmental, birding, and land protection organizations that this change of interpretation and enforcement "does a profound disservice".
I urge each of you to call or write your senators and congresspeople with your opinions and to support those organizations that work on behalf of your views.
I thought long and hard about posting this, but it is important to share viewpoints from reputable sources and to be able to have conversations about important topics like this. I will strictly moderate the discussion on this, and reserve the right to withhold any message. Please strictly stay on topic. Please comment only if you have additional comments that further the discussion. Let's work together to demonstrate that venues like this have merit when discussing important issues related to protection of birds.