The various Departments of Making Me Sad are implementing ‘suggestions’ that we, as designers of regenerative lifestyles, perhaps helped make them aware of in the first place (e.g. edge buffers, pioneering species, sink it/spread it, etc). As is the case for all of us, we are having to learn as we go.
Important to remember is that these regulators who are struggling to identify and exacerbate activities damaging the environment are, in fact our neighbors. I have found that there is now a distinct willingness to engage our thoughts, to invite us to the table, when designing these appropriate long-term measures.