Conservation vs. Preservation

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Letter to the Editor


SCI/275 Environmental Science

February 10, 2013

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

I am writing to you in regard to the Bridger -Teton National Forest. It is “the largest intact ecosystem in the lower 48 United States. Offering nearly 1.2 million acres of designated Wilderness, over 3,000 miles of road and trail and thousands of miles of unspoiled rivers and streams.” (USDA Forest Service) I am appealing to you as a conservationist. I believe that the natural resources of the forest can be of great help to us. As we experience this oil and gas crisis in the US, we are forced to import oil from foreign countries. Thus causing the cost of
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Once there has been a risk management assessment, we can know exactly what to expect and what can be done to prevent any type of risk. We will also know how to deal with any risk while it is happening to contain it.

All of these are reasons I think that the Bridger -Teton National Forest resources can be conserved. It will provide help for all of us as well as maintain its wildlife and scenic vistas.
Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

I am writing to you in regard to the Bridger -Teton National Forest. I write to you as someone who believes in preservation. I believe that the forest should be preserved and not conserved. The Bridger -Teton National Forest is a landmark and should be kept that way. “It is a place where locals find solitude in huge tracts of forest backcountry when nearby wilderness areas and national parks are crowded with out-of-state visitors. It’s also a place that supports traditional, sustainable activities such as outfitting, guiding, ranching, and recreation” (“Wyoming Outdoor Council” 2009-2013). All of these values are being threatened because the forest is being considered for oil and gas development. While oil and gas may be useful to us, I do not think that the forest should suffer the consequences. The natural resources should be left alone for everyone to enjoy in its natural state. To upset this would be environmentally incorrect.

Although Wyoming is a key principal as an energy provider, there are many downsides to
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