Public land food plot program (DIY)
So I recently suggested on the fishing forums, that a process be put in place that allows individuals to create 'DIY' artificial reefs. I was extremely impressed to learn that Alabama has just that. AND, Alabama happens to have the highest percentage of Red Snapper take in the recreational sector. Pretty cool.
I wholeheartedly believe that to accommodate the explosion in population, we need to start being Proactive in managing habitat. We need to optimize our resource production. Supplemental management may become a valid strategy, if it isn't already.
Yet, I know there will never be enough money, which is why I think their should be some process to allow stakeholders to participate and help improve things on their own.
Maybe we could do something similar for public land. Some type of permitting and regulations that would allow users to legally plant "food plots", fertilize or otherwise improve habitat. I get there would be more challenges to implementing something that makes sense, compared to artificial reefs. Help me brainstorm. Maybe it's not a good idea. But maybe it is.