Thursday, June 13, 2013

What is Conservation?

When years ago I started writing this blog I did so with this word to create cooperative dialogue about protection of our land.  Some people where I live in Western Virginia and the DC area were adverse to the word, “environmental,” since it was interpreted has having a very liberal agenda.  Interestingly those who call themselves conservatives can reflect what conservation is about.

Today words convey many concepts. Unfortunately we spend way too little time talking about what we agree upon.   I challenge anyone below to find fault with the definition below.  It is my opinion that people of all walks on this amazing planet are for prevention, saving, preservation, best management and other definitions of conservation.  However I fully understand the exact details and practical ways to conserve are subject debate. Can we at least agree to some common ground to better invest in resources and prosperity for the future?

According to this internet definition of conservation

This noun is 1. the act of conserving; prevention of injury, decay, waste, or loss; preservation: conservation of wildlife; conservation of human rights. 2. official supervision of rivers, forests, and other natural resources in order to preserve and protect them through prudent management. 3. a district, river, forest, etc., under such supervision. 4. the careful utilization of a natural resource in order to prevent depletion. 5. the restoration and preservation of works of art.