Share the Wilderness
December 22, 2009
The Hidden Gems Wilderness proposal is raising a lot of dust. I have cross-country skiers telling me that if we limit the snowmobile traffic in certain areas it will force them into others and overcrowd the rest. I have mountain bikers saying we will not let them discover more territory that they like to ride, and hunters complaining that it will force them into hauling their elk or deer further and further.
And of course this is the crux of the matter: Population pressure is the problem and the solution is to save certain areas for the air, the animals, the trees and vegetation for future generations. We must not be greedy. We must be radical.