It is with sadness that I watch as the hardwoods of Wheeler are clearcut. These areas not suitable for cultivation became home for numerous plants and animals.

Places where you could stand in one spot and count a dozen different species of trees will become “pine plantations,” green deserts with very little benefits for wildlife.

It is common to hear it said that you can see more wildlife now than ever. I cannot help but to think what we are seeing is wildlife with nowhere left to go.


Yon Spigle,


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