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Way above timberline, looking across Meadow Creek Basin in the Francs
Peak roadless area. Shoshone National Forest. Photo copyright Ralph Maughan

Wyoming has many fine roadless areas that are not protected as designated Wilderness — 3-million acres in total.

Liz Howell of the Wyoming Wilderness Association writes in their defense and against Governor Freudenthals’ short-sighted views. Many of them are threatened by oil or gas development.
Guest opinion in Casper Star Tribune

Roadless facts for Wyoming. From the Wilderness Society

 
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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

One Response to Roadless rule good for Wyoming

  1. avatar Alan says:

    Absolutely. Why is this fact so hard for some folks to comprehend? Even if considered only from the cold economic side, there’s no question that the wilder the land, the better.

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey

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