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Bruce Babbitt Quotes

The proposed state non-game wildlife grants mark a real first in national conservation history, ... Never before has Washington offered a dedicated source of federal funding to the states for them to tailor programs benefiting all wildlife.
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#History

It's a very tough situation, ... We've got two, three more weeks, maybe a month of fire season, and the weather prognosis is not very good.
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#Fire

Mistakes began with the preparation of the prescribed fire plan, ... Had those calculations been properly done, there would have been a larger background personnel and support (team on hand).
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#Fire

With those mistakes embedded in it, the process began with the agency and participants behind the curve.
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#Mistakes

I think what he will be remembered for most in history is the way he connected with regular people and brought the mystery and beauty of oceans into our personal lives,
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#History

In recent years the Forest Service and land management agencies have been burning about 2 to 2 1/2 million acres a year with prescribed fires,
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#Land

In the spirit of the Christmas season I'm delivering a gift to the mining industry,
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#Christmas

Had those calculations been properly done there would have been a larger background personnel and support, ... With those mistakes embedded in it, the process began with the (Forest Service) agency and participants behind the curve.
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#Mistakes

It's clear that there were large mistakes of agency oversight. Lessons must be learned from this.
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#Mistakes

This is not about turning people away from the park, ... The problem is not that there's too many people. The problem is there's too many cars.
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#People

Barry Goldwater and the Grand Canyon stand together; both unique, both monumental, both among the very best of God's creation. And I believe Barry Morris Goldwater will be remembered as long as each morning the sun continues to rise over the Grand Canyon,
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#Creation

As deeply as gold or the grizzly bear, wild salmon infuse California's past, ... But through our collective will, today we help ensure that salmon swim on into our future. For they are not merely commodities, or emblems for a flag. Wild salmon are vital members of creation who enrich our landscapes, inspiring us through their upstream journey from sea to Sierra.
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#Gold

The creation of the Grand Staircase was a major chapter in the history of our public lands,
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#Creation

I'm a student of conservation history and what I see are cycles, ... The trend over time has been a broader level of conservation and concern. But there are peaks and valleys. We had tremendous environmental activism under Theodore Roosevelt, then went through a drought in the '20s. We had another resurgence in conservation interest in the '30s, hit a lull in the '50s, then had a highly active period in the '60s and '70s. We're in one of those down periods again, but I'm as certain as I can be that we're getting to the end of this period and headed toward a new era of conservation and concern.
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#History

Cities in the Wilderness: A New Vision of Land Use in America.
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#America

The causal chain of this fire is quite complex, ... I would liken it to what happens on a mountainside when a rock is dislodged, starts rolling down a hill, pretty soon there are more rocks clattering down the hill ... soon there's an avalanche.
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#Fire

Stewart Udall, more than any other single person, was responsible for reviving the national commitment to conservation and environmental preservation.
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#Commitment

It is like living in a wilderness of mirrors. No fact goes unchallenged.
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#American Politician #Living

You fought the good fight. You were in it right up to the beginning.
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#Beginning

We have no choice but to manage these forests to get the fuel loads down. We can't abandon this program. What we've got to do instead is to correct the mistakes,
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#Choice

There was an avalanche of accumulating mistakes,
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#Mistakes

That book really awakened people to what was going on,
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#People

The notion that big business and big labor and big government can sit down around a table somewhere and work out the direction of the American economy is at complete variance with the reality of where the American economy is headed. I mean, it's like dinosaurs gathering to talk about the evolution of a new generation of mammals.
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#Economy

I grew up in the West, grew up on the land, was educated as a geologist. And I came here with a vision of what it is we ought to be doing.
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#American Politician

I look back on it, yeah, I'm in a much worse financial position than I was eight years ago. I'm going to have to go out at age 62 and kind of readdress some of that.
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#American Politician

I think the people will- who advocate having a step back and read those public opinion polls on the front page of the newspapers all over this country saying public supports restoration in restoration of the Everglades, protection of the parks and the creation of monuments.
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#American Politician

I wouldn't miss this opportunity for anything. For the chance to work on these conservation issues, to serve my country, to work for this president, I'd do it all over again, every single minute.
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#American Politician

I'm going to go out and get everybody together and say I think we ought to protect this for generations to come. Now, let's get down to work and walk the land and talk about the conflicts and get everybody involved.
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#American Politician

Look, I think by the time my case was over and other ones, everybody on both sides of the aisle in Congress said we can't run a government by this kind of process and they repealed the law and that's good.
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#American Politician