Well maybe . . . the article is more of a hope than report of the facts.

Victoria shifts away from development of Flathead Valley. But permanent protection still needed for rare treasure. Kathryn Molloy, Vancouver Sun

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan's Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of "Hiking Idaho." He also wrote "Beyond the Tetons" and "Backpacking Wyoming's Teton and Washakie Wilderness." He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

4 Responses to B.C. government shifts away from development of Flathead Valley

  1. vicki says:

    With petroleum reaching 109 dollars a barrel today, I can only hope this change will become pemanent.
    I have been to the Flathead Valley. It beauty is awe inspiring to say the least. To imagine the mountain tops gray and dead is horrifying. I visited there when I was younger, and share stories with my kids. I hope to take them there soon. But now, I pray I can do that before the earth has been destroyed by energy developement and industry.
    I know that Canada differs from the USA in many ways. Maybe it will differ by leading the way into a future where people value nature as much as coal or oil.
    Keep on fighting B.C., the world is watching, and you will set an example of how priorities should be.

  2. Monty says:

    Wasn’t there a canadian plan at one time to increase the size of Waterton NP by adding country to the west? Currently Waterton NP is only 66 thousand acres, a mere token acreage when contrasted with the size of Briitish Columbia.

  3. British Columbia established the Akamina-Kishinena Provincial Park on the B.C. side, adjacent to Glacier NP and Waterton. It is only 27,000 acres . . . really just a pathetic gesture.

  4. vicki says:

    That’s all? That is so sad. What is the likelyhood that they will do more now?


March 2008


‎"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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