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Quote[/b] ]Hopefully by then I will. It would not be that hard, as acreage in that area is relativly cheao. I think in most cases I could just buy the acres containing the bog and some from the road to the bog.
As you mentioned in a later post, this really doesn't work. Once landowners start splitting up land, they usually like the money they found and keep splitting it up. Even if you don't get minimarts, you may get homes that use herbicides on their lawns or have poor septic systems. We've really got to try and keep these ecosystems intact. Buying one acre only contributes to the problem... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]

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Quote[/b] ]There are two way to play this in most cases. Many ranchers would tell you that if they found out they had something federally protected on their land, they'd destroy it as soon as they found out.
There was an article a few years back (ICPS??) about some people who found a beautiful little bog filled w/ Sarracenia on a farm somewhere. They approached the owner about purchasing the bog, who acted very receptive, and told them to come back the next day so they could continue discussions. When they returned, the entire bog was under several inches of fertilizer. The owner said the last thing he wanted was some type of fancy plant on his land attracting conservation types and/or the government....

Sad but true... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] Did you read Barry Rice's recent trip report to Mississippi & Louisiana? Barry's Trip and the part about the realtor lady? Lots of people really do not care at all about conservation [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] That's all the more reason why those of us who do need to act quickly!!