This Land Is My Land, This Land is Your Land…

Dear Editor,

All citizens share in the ownership of our national forests. I have been amazed that creation of less than 15,000 acres of wilderness near Scotchman Peaks has sparked so much interest. That is less than half of 1 percent of the total acreage on the vast 2.5 million-plus acres on the entire forest. Think of the benefits to our area if we could bottle this energy and put it towards full implementation of the forest plan for healthy forests and communities, jobs, increased wildlife habitat, improved water quality and fisheries, enhanced recreation including ATVs and snowmobiles, as well as air quality improvements to name a few. Vote yes in favor of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness and stay involved for full implementation of the forest plan.

Jerry Mason
Sandpoint

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