|Landscapes and Invisible Lines
Hurrah for your focus on wilderness in the May 1998 issue of
The Planet. I was, however, surprised to read the lament that Idaho and Montana have never
had a statewide wilderness bill. Actually, as pointed out in the Legislative Scorecard on
page 2 of the same issue, the Sierra Club supports a regional, ecosystem wilderness bill
for the Northern Rockies -- H.R. 1425, the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act.
Wilderness and the species that depend upon it donít stop
at state boundaries. Our approach to wilderness protection, and how we think and talk
about it, should reflect this natural reality. Maybe the next roundup can focus on the
landscapes rather than the political boundaries. We have to start sometime.
-- Laura Hoehn
Cover to Cover
The April issue of The Planet is exceptional. First time
Iíve read it cover to cover. I especially appreciate the One-Minute Activist and the
Legislative Scorecard. Iíll pay more attention from now on.
-- Virginia L. Prentice
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