Urban Sprawl (Tim Sproul, Conservationist)

Director of the Harrison County Conservation Board, Tim Sproul shares some thoughts on economic development.

Transcript: Urban Sprawl

It's education. It's people moving from the urban environment to a rural environment not knowing what they're getting into. They move because somebody was shot down the street and they want out of the city. They move because they've read all this stuff about this unique environment, this national treasure and they want a little piece of it. They move because they never knew anything except concrete and they want their children to experience the out of doors. None of those are wrong. But it is wrong for people to come to the rural environment and complain about their neighbor's cattle. The cattle were there before they came. The cattle were part of the working landscape. So, when you move to the rural environment, I guess you should expect perhaps to smell a cow.

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