Commissioners need to take stand to protect public lands


To the Editor:

As a citizen of Moffat County I am very concerned about the direction our county commissioners are taking us in terms of our public lands.

Northwest Coolorado is, in my opinion, the last undeveloped, unspoiled part of the state. It is an incredibly beautiful place as anyone knows who spends time in our canyons and deserts and mountains.

I have a lot of respect for our commissioners, but I think it should be said that not everybody in the county wants to see uncontrolled development. Many of us do not want roads going everywhere. Many of us don't want huge gas and oil construction projects. Many of us feel that we need to continue to designate wilderness areas.

We must not rush through the assessment of archeological sites in order to make way for more gas and oil development.

Let's value what we have, and I know it sounds like a cliche, but let's leave something pristine and undeveloped for future generations.


David Morris,


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