PLAYING WILDLIFE POLITICS: Protecting a Tax Break

PLAYING WILDLIFE POLITICS

Jim Range, the chairman of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP), a coalition of hunting, fishing and conservation groups, hasn't been spending much time outdoors on his Montana ranch lately. Instead he has been in the wilds of Washington, working on what he considers the most important issue facing the environment today--taxes. How's that? "If you look at the arsenal of tools that we have for conservation, especially on private lands, tax incentives are critical," he says. "I don't think the government is going to buy huge chunks of public land anymore." Range notes that almost 34 million acres have been...

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