Something interesting in your letter, Doc. If WDFW believes that the escapement goals don't become "real" until 16-21 years out then what folks are essentially saying is that the whole thing is none of their concern. None of them will be around when it comes time to pay the piper. The staffers then may just be starting High School now, probably in Kansas or Iowa or some such so they will have not clue or history in the situation.
But, in seriousness, what should be of concern is the kick the can down the road mentality. Somebody else, later, will fix it. Must have learned that from the Legislature.