Warden Stories: Bridge No More

by William Crisp

As promised, this is the second article of a series regarding some of the funniest or most interesting things that the truly great wardens I’ve met over several decades have done. This one concerns Ned Weston, who was a Wildlife Conservation Officer and a Land Manager in the Northwest region of the state.

One of the characteristics that all the wardens on my list had in common was that, throughout their careers, they were considered “rogues” by the bureaucracies that tried to contain them. A common thread is that each of them bucked the system, were innovative and got in trouble for it, but were ultimately proven correct in their theory, practice or new technique. This is not one of those examples.

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