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There are some valid points made about wild animals but it was also at a time when the landscape was covered in prairie grasses. I would be willing to bet that at that time when there was snow melt or heavy rains the streams and rivers ran nearly clear.
“What more delightful avocation than to take a piece of land and by cautious experimentation to prove how it works. What more substantial service to conservation than to practice it on one's own land?” Aldo Leopold
I find it a "far out" reach to compared environmental problems caused by wild animals in past (early 1800's) when this country was still in a somewhat natural state with a human population maybe 50 -60 million compared to the environmental problems we face today. It is beyond my understanding anyone would ever compare environmental effects of wild animals (buffalo,deer, elk, bear) roaming around pooping and grazing on prairie grasses, to the serious environmental issues we face today caused by man attempting to provide goods and services for 500 million people. Talk about a beach ball to golf ball comparison!