By Evening Star Grutter
March 04, 2006
With the purposed Emerald Bay
timber sale the Forest Service is attempting to erode their own
self-regulating rules and regulations concerning environmental
protections and procedures. If this sale is allowed to proceed
an unfortunate precedent will be set, ultimately leading to the
fragmentation of one of the last intact and forested habitats
Born and raised in Meyers Chuck
I would not trade the open waters, forested landscapes and available
wildlife for any other setting. My everyday experiences are
The direct impact of this sale on my hometown will be a fragmentation of our rural culture. We depend on pristine forests and oceans for our sustenance. Logging Emerald Bay will have long term negative affects on the habitat and culture of the Cleveland. Maybe the millions of taxpayer dollars that would be used to build logging roads for this sale should go to a more universally beneficial project such as maintaining Forest Service cabins?
Evening Star Grutter
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