We see too much disagreement in the world today. All of us have different opinions, ideas, politics, and needs. In many cases there is common ground. “What is good for the Goose is good for the Gander”.

We just need to get along and work together for the same goal.

Climate Change or Global Warming? Timber Stand Improvement or Deforestation? Fossil fuels or wind and solar? Conservation or preservation? Stream improvement or let nature take its course? Everyone has their opinions.

What we have learned is that in most cases “Natures Knows Best” and “always finds a way”. Humans, despite our pollution, mistakes, and fiddling with the environment are at the mercy of nature. It is certainly better to not make life harder for Nature, but humans also have a knack of screwing things up.

Education is important. All sides of environmental issues have their opinions. What is most important are the facts. Science is key to understanding what we don’t know. Sadly, Science is not always on target or consistent. Human greed is also a problem. Rhino horn would not cost $28,000 a pound if someone wasn’t willing to pay for it.

All sides need to work together to help each other. It’s ok to disagree but it is not ok to fight and discredit others because your opinion does not matter to them. When a disagreement arises, create a Hypothesis and use the Scientific Method to answer the questions. Arguments, yelling, sabotage, guilting, and discrediting others does nothing to help anything.

All sides of environmental issues also have the same ultimate target. We all want a healthy and clean environment. Working together for this goal is better when resolved together. This is the Common Ground!

All Sportsmen, Tree Huggers, Nature Lovers, Environmentalists, Miners, Industry, and Communities can easily find Common Ground.

Without a healthy environment, we are all screwed!

Montana Grant

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