Linda, I work as a subcontractor doing contract work on occasion doing survey work for the BLM or USFS before timber sales ensuring that species such as the red salamander or red tailed vole do not get endangered any more than they are now.
These two government agencies are so dedicated at saving these species that they spend millions ensuring their safety. The thing is that as part of their contract if you want to continue working for them you must maintain a no see, no hear, attitude.
These timber sales no longer fund our schools or services such as the sheriffs patrol, which is a shame since so much timber is leaving our state to the overseas markets and the people that it belongs too are getting nothing.
To speak of my encounters would cost me my income. That is why I think to bring someone into the spotlight and want to verify some information that they take up the nerve to put their lively hood on the line is no option.
I would love to talk about my encounters but until I can not do the work that I love doing I must remain silent.