Letters: Keep the wild in wilderness

The debate continues to rage over access by motorized vehicles in back country of Sooke

Mr. Terrance Martin is right,the issue is not whether it’s acceptable to take the babe or grandma and grandpa (oops that’s me) for a hike in the woods, it’s about road access. I also understand Mr. Martin feeling a bit “spooked” and paranoid about being in the bush, most people are.

Of all the forestry related jobs I’ve been involved with over the years, (still active in the field ) one of my all time favorites is planting your way out on a de-activated logging road.It feels great to make an effort to help the forest return itself to its original state. I don’t know if this qualifies me as an “eco-saviour”or not, I thought I was just treeplanting.

Our forests and the wild things that live there need us to create as many eco-systems without the stink and noise of mechanization as humanly possible, otherwise there will be no true wilderness.Life in the bush is not just roaring along on a A.T.V. trail.

Rod Nyberg

Sooke