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Re: [CDT-L] To change the subject --- to Montana

Ginny, all,
I enclude your post for Earl to read, as it looks like our host has been locked

I have to agree with Toby, but may feel even stronger on the subject? I feel
strongly about cattle being grazed on public lands, and spend money and effort
to see that it can be stopped in my life time. Unlikely as it sadly is.

Life has been good to me!! I have had the pleasure of homesteading in a land
where there is still Grizzleys(always should have a capital name)and Wolves
running free, Alaska.

Without jabbering on and on, I will just say I am for it, 100%. The air is so
much better, the ears hear better, and all the senses tuned to max, after even
you "think" you have seen/heard a Grizzley. Being alive takes on a new meaning.
Everyone should have the oppertunity to spend some time in their land.

Awaking to the sight and sounds of cattle bring on other primal thoughts...

Nuff said!


Ginny & Jim Owen wrote:

> Did any of you see the article (or hear about it) in the Washington Post
> yesterday  (Friday) about the fact that The US Fish and Wildlife Service
> plans to reintroduce grizzlies to the Centennials?  The plan is to start
> with 25 in 2002, with the hope of eventually attaining a population of about
> 280 bears (in about 50 or 100 years.)
> What do you all think?
> One thought I had is that they would have to stop the grazing that is going
> on there now as the cattle would be too vulnerable and there isn't a lot for
> the bears to eat otherwise.  We saw elk and deer there, but no berries --
> just sage. Since bears usually eat a lot of vegetation (roots, bulbs etc.)
> their diet would be a bit lopsided.  Of course, there are fish in the lakes
> -- and lots of fishermen too. The local officials oppose it - including the
> Governor of Idaho, so it may not happen.
> Ginny
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