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By Linda Brandvold
Fairfield, Mont. 

Designating Wilderness is Not Protecting It as We Know It


I would like to comment on the letter Supporting Blackfoot-Clearwater Stewardship Project authored by representatives of the Montana Association of Christians (MAC) in the Great Falls Tribune (July 25, 2016). I agree wholeheartedly with collaboration supporting forest restoration and recreation. However, I think there is a widespread misconception that we protect areas as we know them by adding them to the wilderness system.

MAC supports adding 83,000 acres to the Wilderness Complex. They allude to the “Rivers running clear and deep” through conserved areas. I suggest the opposite is t...

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