Dear Editor:

The future of the Columbia Valley is more fish and wildlife, less cattle.

I have been coming to the Columbia Valley for 55 years and I have yet to see a wolf.

Lets admit the truth: its the cattle brought from Europe that are tearing up the land and destroying its potential to produce the huge wildlife herds and wolf packs again.

In Yellowstone Park, wolf tourism is big business. In Jasper and Banff, elk tourism is huge. Bear watching is now a huge part of the B.C. coastal economy.

Over a billion tourists from China are ready to come here to see abundant wildlife and salmon this is real, not imagined, economic development.

The time has come to manage Crown land for more wild animals and less cattle for a better and more prosperous Canada not a highly subsidized and out-of-date cattle industry.

David Ellis, the roving bookseller