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Ah, Wilderness

November 23, 1986

I certainly hope Forest Service workers spent some time camping alongside a "streamside management zone" and admiring the "viewsheds" before they started staring at their printouts and CRTs. A computer model doesn't teach anyone the inherent value of nature. And the alphabet soup and military-like titles do nothing more than obscure the issue and prevent citizens from effectively taking part in the wildlife-management process. Perhaps the Forest Service managers should be reading books like Chris Stone's "Should Trees Have Standing?" as they plan.

Dave Kosiur Fullerton

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