Monday, August 18, 2014

Tongass National Forest, Alaska

Director Daniel Ashe, US Fish & Wildlife Service RE: Tongass National Forest I taught at Mt. Edgecumbe HS (BIA) in Sitka, 1970-72. That area was one of the most unspoiled, beautiful places I have ever been -- except for the devastation that I witnessed from the clear-cut logging areas, Japanese pulp mills and floating cigarette butts at the high tide line there on the Pacific beaches even then. There is enough logging in the lower 48. The wildlife there is rare, unique and extraordinary. Please use your office to stop any idea of development or capitalist land use there. As you know, Human incursion has already made "wild nature" practically impossible. This is one place where it is. Thank you for protecting our wild lands. Vane Lashua, Beacon, NY 845-337-9435

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