Dear Editor:

I didn’t want to do this – but enough is enough. Wildlife needs our total support NOW. With due respect to Lyle Wilson’s response to ‘Sacred Places’, the need for meaningful dialogue has passed.

Helen and Hal Bavin were very instrumental in establishing the Purcell Wilderness several years ago. And that’s what it should be. Other areas require the same attention. Walk in Only! Not even bicycles. Get on your feet and smell the roses.

I’m aware of the time period Lyle mentions. Confrontation with wildife 50 to 60 years ago was most unusual. Now it’s ‘take heed’.

Thanks to Dawson Wallin and Fred Christensen for ‘setting the wheels’ in motion.

Jim Ashworth