The Impact of Ownership Rights (Scott Moats, Preservationist)

Scott Moats is the Director of Stewardship and Preserve Manager at Broken Kettle Grasslands just north of Sioux City. He speaks of some hotly debated topics. How will Iowa prioritize the state's energy needs? Hear from the agency in charge of taking us into the future.

Transcript: The Impact of Ownership Rights

It's controversial in some respects. I think that you do have the right to do pretty much whatever you would like to do with the land. Nobody wants to be told what to do, number one, or how to do it. But secondly, you also have to figure that there's probably not a community on the face of this Earth, both biological and human, that [isn't] impacted by what we do with the land. And so, if you look at it from a global community perspective for both the biological and human aspect, everything that happens impacts everything else. And, so you do need to take some caution and respect what you actions do to the rest of that community.

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