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Preserve the land

Dear Editor:

I am writing in support of the Hidden Gems Wilderness Proposal. This proposal has been in the “works” for several years, and numerous compromises have been negotiated to make the proposal acceptable.

It gives protection to many mid-elevation zones where wildlife are seeking refuge. In my estimation, it will protect our relationship with the environment that drew many of us here. In contrast to the inevitable building in our communities, it offers a place to seek solitude, unpolluted views, and a way for many of us to give rebirth to our spirituality. It’s the least we can do for the peace of mind of future generations who choose to live here.

If you want further information on the Hidden Gems proposal, please go to http://www.whiteriverwild.org.

Marlene Manown

Glenwood Springs