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Just a thought regarding salaries. I have worked in the non-profit field my entire career, and in my current employment, the CEO is paid a six-figure salary for managing a regional program with a multi-million budget. This CEO compensation, if compared to the for-profit sector is probably in line, for a national company. Too often, the term "non-profit" seems to equal substandard. You do often get what you pay for. I have had to leave jobs, and seen my colleagues leave great organizations, because they could not feed their families. Obviously, this guy can feed his family, but if he is worth the pay in the private sector, and the job is worth the pay in the private sector, then it is not too much. What he will not likely get, by working in the non-profit world, is large bonuses and similar perks.
As a former employeeof TNC and a current elementary school teacher, I have come to rely on the conservation work done by this org. I always make sure to donate when I have some extra cash. They are a fine examp.le of what a small group of caring individuals can do for or planet. The Tallgrass Prairie Preserve in Pawhuska, Ok will always be a bit of heaven on earth for me!
As the founding Pres. of a National Wildlife Refuge Friends 501(c)(3) organization, I greatly appreciate the work that the Nature Conservancy does on behalf of all of us.
As a 4th generation of settlers of land in Wyoming, I have lived with the land all of my 62years. Coming from this linage of pioneers, it has always been, and still is, our life goal to have a sustainable life, while enhancing the land we love, according to what and how God ordained it to be used. From lands I have observed being taken over by the NCI, it has not been the same management goal, nor anything resembling the Code of the West that we live by. Lands left to nature are not always the best, as we were given the 'brains' to make things better. I will grant, that not all of the West has been treated as it should, but that is a very small percentage. Of course, that small percentage is always the only news that makes the headlines. People don't realize the importance of livestock in the sustainability of rangeland....this has been proven by Alan Savory.....look him up! Without the pioneers of the Western States, the wildlife would never have been established as it is now. Thats all because of the grass production on private lands that have been managed for 'optimal' use for livestock and wildlife. If all the lands were reverted back to 'nature' it would not take long to slip back to desolate, unusable wastelands, unaccessible and useless for life there, as we see it today.
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