Editor: I support what the WOLF environmental protection group is trying to do. I find it strange that elected officials would challenge this citizen group, whose members presumably vote, to raise funds to buy the property.
I saw TV news with WOLF people saying the obvious: “These woods are rare and can never ever be duplicated.”
People from all over the world come to B.C. to walk in the rain forest. They stay at B&Bs and hotels, eat, drink and purchase other goods and services.
We are at cultural threshold. We simply must create park reserves, for the species which have inhabited them since before time, and for our younger generations, as well as peoples of the world.
The Germans and Japanese have chopped down their forests, so they come here to see ours. The tourist industry — for Canadians and other world citizens — is a lucrative one.
Langley elected officials (who are here today, perhaps gone tomorrow) stated on TV that they want the “rent,” which they perceive can come only with development. We need ourselves as well as our elected officials to have the long-range view beyond our limited time here, before we bequeath the environment to the next generation.
We need more environmentalists and fewer short-sighted, short-stay folks who get into positions of control for a limited time, and then make changes which have serious repurcussions for other species who have lived and/or migrated to these areas since before time.
We applaud the WOLF’s- eye view which is shared by many. Let’s realize our increasingly limited natural resources and preserve them like the treasures they truly are.
Let’s also renovate our existing buildings and re-use what we’ve already used.