Why do bylaws exist? I think it is so when impish factions get a hankering, they can change them. The DENR appears to be systematically eliminating members of the Pigeon River Fund Board and replacing them with their own kind. Tactics include ignoring representation goals, local interest, term lengths, and the specified number of board members; as well as less formal but more meaningful qualities such as knowledge about the mission, respect for the competence of serving members, and timely notices of changes. The board is supposed to protect the environment from any deleterious impacts from the hydroelectric dam CP&L constructed.