I am writing from southeastern British Columbia and am disheartened to learn recently that the Peel watershed planning commission’s recommended plan has been abandoned.
I have travelled in the Peel River drainage. A solo trip down the Hart River many years ago is still one of my most memorable experiences. I have also travelled in Banff National Park, having to pass through the environmental ghetto of Banff. And I have also been fortunate to work and visit in many other national parks and protected areas in the world.
There is no comparison and it is no exaggeration to say the Peel River watershed is a very special place in the world. It is sad to think it needs protecting because left on its own it will be just fine. This is our country and fortunately we have a better opportunity to do the right thing than many other countries in the world.
Please listen to those who have spoken for the Peel and continue to use the recommended plan as a guideline for our future.