By Stephanie Patton
February 25, 2007
Visitors come to Alaska for its pure, authentic, untouched beauty.
It's true, Alaska is a vast land, but vast doesn't necessarily
last. If money is the issue, which it clearly always is, think
of how much money we'll lose if we keep tearing up our land.
I have a difficult time thinking people will come up to visit
our destroyed forests. Human beings by nature turn to beauty
and turn away from ugliness. I know that the road construction
on Gravina is one project, but one project is never left alone.
There's always more involved. We will keep connecting by dissecting
our land if we don't set some limits. The Gravina project is
a great example to start setting some limits.
We as a species are asleep to everything but ourselves. Human
beings were not the first species to arrive here, but will certainly
be the last if we don't wake up to the wildlife before us. Alaska
is one of the few places on earth that is still pristine and
undeveloped. Let's keep the beauty we have and build on that,
instead of losing and going the other way.
Received February 23, 2007 - Published February 25, 2006
About: Ketchikan resident...
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