Re: Surprise Canyon, my two cents worth.

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Posted by Gene Rubin on August 04, 2002 at 17:42:40:

In Reply to: Re: Surprise Canyon, my two cents worth. posted by Rockcrawler on August 04, 2002 at 12:20:43:

Dear Rockcrawler, Cecile and SteveS, your points are well taken. That is why there is controversy over things like this, even within the same persons mind. One point you might think about. BLM is still building roads for the miners like crazy, though they may not be your favorites, not mine either. Another is that after having lived in several European countries for a few years I grew to appreciate the fact that we have some nature and wildlife (no matter how small) left. In most European countries the wilds were managed for the use of people with no regard for the wildlife whatsoever. Let me tell you, Europe is a lonely continent. One can gaze across mountain ranges and forests and know for a fact that not a single wolf, coyote, bear nor puma exists. In fact a travel company's brochure from Switzerland guarantees you'll see a marmot, imagine that a marmot!, or your money back. I did a lot of hiking in Europe, the wildest thing I ever saw was a cow. I am not saying that Surprise Canyon has bears, pumas and wolves, we know it doesn't but at some point we have to give up something for the wildlife unless we want to live as those do in Europe. You can see why the French, Germans, Italians and Swiss flock to our National Parks. In order to see what we have saved. Hey guys, I know we are all on the same side, it is just to different degrees.

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