By Robert McRoberts
March 19, 2007
Everyone has a opinion, but only few will ever voice their's
-- and I know you like to read Viewpoints. Things would really
be different if you truly knew how all the others really feel
on the subjects we opine on. I was always a quiet person, until
I learned some people do like what I have to say some times.
And sometimes it makes you mad. So now to stir things up -- i
would like to express my view on Gravina.
I wrote a few years ago that we shouldn't mess up our front yard.
We all enjoy the Gravina view and to go over there and start
logging in front of every one, you have to expect that there
are going to be lots of people that don't like it. Most of us
understand that it's needed. But i really don't like looking
at logging on on somewhere that I enjoy so much as a natural
view. Is it progress? Everything changes! It's only going to
get worse because of stupidity. I under stand the mill needs
logs. Sealy's mill employs families that live, own and rent homes
here. He sells a finish product, that is shipped out bringing
money back to our state. Whether you like the mill or not, it
is employing Alaskans all year long. Better than most tourist
Maybe the logging road to Bostwick was not permitted properly
but it's not our fault. Thank our ex governor. It's just the
way he did things. But to Mr. Vickrey, you should have been there
in the beginning not there when it's almost done. The money is
already spent. Wouldn't that just be a waste of two million bucks?
Maybe we were all made to believe that we were going to get to
use that road. And we will. I have been on that road and I have
seen what you call damage. But if there is any one person that
can clean it up, it's me. Just give me half a million and I can
take what's there and make it wonderful -- except for the stump
of course. But in 30 years they will hide themselves. So quit
acting like a fool. Concentrate your powers to stop the round
log exporting. that's what's doing the damage to our resources.
The Forest service they should be concentrating on connecting
the roads on this island and along the way to Petersburg. Give
us real recreational areas -- more hunting and fishing. You're
going to open up Gravina and there will not be a deer left on
that island. Look how many people are running up and down Brown
mountain road. I've only seen one deer in that whole area in
30 years and that was when I burned up a belt on my snow machine.
The deer scared me as much as I scared him.
Received March 13, 2007 - Published March 19, 2007
About: "I grew up a fisherman
and became a logging road builder 25 years ago. I have made big
messes and cleaned them up for myself and others for many years.
I can take you to some of the most beautiful areas on this island
that would have never been enjoyed by others. Dug over 200 miles
of road on this island alone."
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