old growth of men and trees
Joseph Brenneman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sun, 19 May 1996 18:30:05 -0600
>Date: Sun, 19 May 96 13:25:11 -0600
>From: "Bob Muth" <email@example.com>
>Subject: old growth of men and trees
>ALERT! RV Parking lots to replace old growth forest at Avalanche
>Glacier National Park.
>I have just found out that comments are due on May 20th (that is tomorrow) for
>the "Draft EA for Park Facilities @ Avalanche". This plan calls for
>of nine campsites in the historic old growth cedar and hemlock forest to make
>way for two large parking lots (1 for oversize RVs). The draft EA admits the
>parking lots would be built within the 100 year floodplain subject to flooding
>to a depth of 1-2 feet. It also admits to a probable future impact of root rot
>to other old growth cedars within 100 ft. of the new parking facilities,
>resulting in their eventual removal as hazards. This Old Growth forest is
>designated as "rare".
>If you agree that the destruction of these magnificent, old growth cedars to
>build an RV parking lot is a misuse of national resources, please e-mail
>now. It is probably too late for snail mail. Be sure to request that your
>comments be included in the response record for "Draft EA for Park
>Avalanche." Speed reduction, and safety sings at the Avalanche pedestrian
>crossing would make less impact and satisfy the safety concerns at the
>campground. Also, affordable, public transportation within the park would cut
>down on the traffic and parking concerns. Building parking lots and cutting
>growth trees is not the answer!
>Your comments should be sent to the following two addresses:
>Dave_Mihalic@nps.gov (the superintendent of Glacier National Park)
>firstname.lastname@example.org (the Denver office of the NPS)
>If you don't read this message until after May 20th, try sending comments
>anyway-sometimes they will be included.
>For more information e-mail me at: email@example.com
>Also, I would appreciate (if you have time) a copy of your comments to the
>Service. That way I can make sure they are included in the record.
>Thanks, Bob Muth