SEACC is educated and informed

Posted: Friday, January 08, 2010

A questionable letter by Bradley J. Fluetsch appeared in the Juneau Empire on Tuesday.

As far as I am able to tell, this letter was rather strongly protesting the work and even the very presence of the proactive environmental group SEACC (Southeast Alaska Conservation Council) and its ongoing attempt to work with Southeast communities in their need to protect our truly priceless natural resources from otherwise uneducated, unsustainable and non-respectful corporate plans for development.

The truth is that SEACC's well educated and well informed board and staff's protection efforts are continuously and carefully weighed and applied to a myriad of threatened wilderness places, including maritime bays, rivers, creeks, wetlands, uplands and also to the various wildlife living in and around our priceless Tongass National Forest, a wilderness area that incorporates vast and far reaching wild-places. It's one that wilderness creatures require for their home and, quite literally, for their continued survival.

Fluetsch also attempts to delve briefly into ornithology, the road versus ferries and into Native land exchange politics. I tend to believe that his letter may, unfortunately, be seen by very many to be a rather generalized and wholly unwarranted attempt to discredit SEACC's good work by virtue of an unreasonable degree of pent up resentment, no matter what the particular issue happens to be.

Alan R. Munro


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