Yep, indeed. Just look at this quote from the article:
The following year, researchers surveying northern spotted owls on Humboldt County's Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation were shot at with high-caliber rifles. Each growing season, a significant chunk of one designated fisher habitat in the Sierra National Forest becomes inaccessible to scientists because it's dangerously close to illegal gardens.
Gabriel won't go near a known grow site before it's been cleared by law enforcement, as Bear Camp has. Scattered across the hillside, his team finds 4,200 pounds of chemical fertilizer, five kinds of insecticide, and three kinds of rodenticide. The stash includes a restricted pesticide capable of killing humans in small doses.
Instead of chasing down these idiots that are obviously violating agricultural regulations, park rangers are forced to bust kids smoking doobies sitting around the campfire. The author of the article really needed to make it clear that resources are being diverted from shutting down these grows to other, stupider pursuits, like making sure Joe Schmo doesn't grow a plant in his backyard.