Marianne Piller photo Two moose viewed by Marianne Piller in the forest behind her home. Piller is concerned logging in the area will impact their habitat.

LETTERS: Nature is important, too

Goodbye forest.


Goodbye forest.

After a long winter, finally spring is starting up.

Living here now for almost four years I felt so blessed to live in the middle of the forest.

The silence, the animals — so much to enjoy and take pictures of.

Every day we start with a morning walk for about an hour in ‘our’ forest.

We called it so, because we hardly see other people.

That’s why I wonder if people from Williams Lake even know what a beautiful area this is.

Deer, moose, lots of different kinds of birds, grouse, flowers everywhere and many kinds of butterflies.

On Friday, May 12, everything changed.

The beautiful, healthy trees were taken out. One after another, place after place.

Not only were the trees being cut down, the whole forest is damaged.

New fresh green, the Earth, by the machine and it will go on.

The branches have to be cut off, the trees have to be taken out.

What will be left is an open, damaged area and it will take years to recover again.

The deer we saw during our walks, the older ones pregnant again, the young ones in groups, have disappeared.

The fawns will be born next month, but we will not see them because there is no place to hide anymore.

The moose and her calf we saw in the fall we will not see back.

I know that Williams Lake is a logging town, but is nature not important, too?

Anyway, it is a sad time for us.

Marianne Piller

Williams Lake