Must show we care to preserve wilderness

Clearwater is one of the unique places in the world where wilderness and space are still abundant

Editor, The Times:

A logo pertaining to Clearwater says: “Love where you live”; I would change it slightly and say: “I love where I live!”

Clearwater is one of the unique places in the world where wilderness and space are still abundant, where you can find views like those from the canyons on the way into the Park or Green Mountain that encompasses no human habitation as far as the eye can see, and know that wild animals roam free. This is Wells Gray Country – and we are so fortunate to have it in our backyard. It is all so very beautiful!

Logging and tourism can coexist in our community – but the corridor from Clearwater up to the park needs to be preserved, not destroyed by logging.

What do we want, we who live in this area? If we want our wilderness preserved  and the park to keep its attraction, we all need to show that we care.

Let us show our MLA Terry Lake and everybody else that we really love where we live. A moratorium on the logging of the Clearwater Valley is a goal to work towards, but we need a public discussion to determine what is at stake. Maybe it is time, dear fellow Clearwaterites, to make public how you feel about this very important issue.

Turid H. Milton

 

Clearwater, B.C.