imagine this: the government is proposing that a new wildlife refuge be established in a rural area near your home city. wildlife officials claim that the refuge is needed to protect valuable wetlands in the area and provide needed habit for migratory waterfowl. they note that they have a responsibility to society to protect and preserve these resources for the public and for future generations. local and national supporters praise the proposal for its value in preserving biodiversity and protecting endangered species and ecosystems, but all are not happy with the proposal. one farmer, whose land would be included in the proposed refuge, noted, “my family has farmed this land for nearly 200 years and the government is not going to tell me what i can do with my land.” other landowners feel the same and organize to fight the refuge proposal.