Please Clarify...

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Posted by hank jr on May 17, 2002 at 20:40:37:

In Reply to: road closures, redux posted by curt on May 17, 2002 at 17:57:12:

why "we no longer have vasts tracts of wilderness for people to treat as they please" and why its "REALLY hard to find any areas of California not compromised by human development" because last time I checked in California:
-25 million (1/4 of CA) acres is managed by the California Desert District BLM alone.
- The above does not include 3.3 million acres of Death Valley NP (95 percent is wilderness, according to DVNP website)
- DVNP is the largest NP in the lower 48 states
- There are 48 wilderness areas managed by the forest service alone. The smallest is 8000 acres the largest is over a half a million.
- Some areas include Golden Trout Wilderness (303,300 acres) Trinity Alps (513,000) and Carson Iceberg (158,000)
- There an additional millions of acres in CA controlled by other BLM offices, State Parks, National Park Service, county parks, etc.
I have spent virtuallly my entire life exploring California. Quite frankly, I don't really believe any of the aforementioned places have been compromised by human development. I respect your opinion, but come on man, let's do a little research and broaden our horizons before we jump into such a complex issue...

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