Elsbury’s Book Bares Dire Effects of Western Wildlife Agencies Sloppy Policies

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“The Cost of Being Green Before Green was Cool” unravels reasons behind the worsening conditions of the West’s environment and the mysterious spike in disappearances on public land in California.

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George Santayana once put it that “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Mule deer biologists, however, seem oblivious to this, repeatedly committing the same transgressions since the sixties, while pointing fingers at anyone but themselves. With this, TJ Elsbury pens an intriguing exposition of how government wildlife employees fumbled the ball in his debut book titled The Cost of Being Green Before Green was Cool.

With six decades and tons of firsthand field observations Elsbury brings to public knowledge how wildlife personnel exploit resources they were primarily charged to protect. He reveals in exhaustive detail the reasons for the most protracted and frustrating western wildlife problem today: poor survival rates of mule deer fawns. To that end, decades of late hunting during their breeding cycle not only yielded the untimely deaths of the fawns but that of untold numbers of innocent citizens. Yet, no appropriate action has been undertaken to protect human life or to remedy the disrupted environment.

This book condenses the devastating effects of the biologist’s failure to take the bull by the horns and roll-back, first widely instigated in the sixties, late season hunting. Effects that include the crippling of the inner workings of ecosystems--when denied the natural abundance of their key species, more frequent, more destructive and costlier (in money and lives) wildfires and the maiming and deaths of untold numbers of children, adults, pets, and ranch stock. In reality they were savaged by mountain lions and to lesser degrees by black bears and coyotes that were thus short-changed of their natural prey.

Inarguably, wildlife ecologists must understand that the past is paramount when managing for the future. For instead of learning from history, they together with self-centered conspirators at The Ca. Mountain Lion Coalition turned a blind eye from problems that spun-off their combined actions. Hence, The Cost of being Green Before Green was Cool is not simply about the vindictive persecution the author suffered at the Fish and Games hands for literally costing them millions in lost revenue (by stopping many of their late season hunts), but also is an all-out exposition of the raw truth every citizen needs to know.

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About the Author

TJ Elsbury was born at Delmont Pennsylvania on December 26th 1936, took up hunting and fur-bearing trapping at the age of 12, started doing taxidermy that same year, began photographing wildlife in the mid-fifties, and opened his first taxidermy shop in San Bernardino in 1962. He graduated from California’s Victor Valley Jr. College in 1999, attended Montana State at Bozeman for two semesters and the University of Idaho at Moscow for six years graduating in 2006 with a near 3.5 GPA. He holds Bachelor degrees in Wildlife Biology, Mass Media and Journalism. He—to name a few--is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Society, a member of the College of Natural Resources Society and holds a Xi Sigma Pi (Forest Resources Scholarship Achievement Award).

The Cost of Being Green Before Green was Cool * by TJ Elsbury
A 51 yr. Odyssey
Publication Date: August 7, 20
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 362 pages; 978-1-4797-9421-8
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 362 pages; 978-1-4797-9422-5
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-9423-2

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