Re: NANFA-- Natural Heritage program

Christopher Scharpf (
Wed, 08 Nov 2000 13:50:34 -0400

>JR, is this true? I just tried to go to that website and it's gone. The
>Natural Heritage Program is a link between local, state, university and
>federal people and has worked so well because its goal is data collection
>and sharing-- sort of an inventory of the biota of a state-- and that
>information is subsequently made available to resource managers and
>lawmakers and to the public. But when I tried to check out Texas' page from
>the main Heritage Program webpage, it was gone.

George W. Bush abolished the Texas Natural Heritage Program in order to protect
landowners from federal restrictions on landuse activities. See:

Obligatory fish comment: the Arkansas River shiner figured prominently in our
president-elect's decision to gut Texas' endagered species program.

Chris Scharpf

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