Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

Lynx and tourists and bears!

Locals fear threat to flora, fauna and lifestyle; ask for extended public comment period

 

October 13, 2022

Vince Lovato, Editor

Grace Siloti, of Condon, addresses the panel and audience during the Oct. 4 public hearing at Seeley Elementary School.

By Vince Lovato, Editor

Time after time, area residents hammered home the lengthy list of reasons they hate the proposed expansion of the nearby Holland Lake Lodge.

Their concerns include, but are not limited to:

• Negative impacts on wildlife and habitat;

• Safety for an increased number of visitors who will come in contact with grizzly bears and other predators;

• Increased vehicle traffic through Condon and nearby towns like Seeley Lake;

• The attraction of newcomers who would move here permanently and drive up the cost of living;

• A simple loss of history and tradition.

An es...



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