Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Old Real Wyoming, Turpin Meadow

This is the meadow where I lived and worked part of the year for more than a decade. And a river runs through it.


pam said...

Fortunately WY Gov. Dave Freudenthal has halted sales of drilling leases on 19,000 acres of western Wyoming's Bridger-Teton National Forest. Be thankful that WY has a Democratic Governor or that picture would be sporting a drilling platform.

Webutante said...

Nothing could be further from the truth. With over 3.4 million acres of land in the BT National Forest---1.2 designated wilderness,including what you see here---there is no danger that what you see here is up for oil platforms either with a Democratic or Republican governor.

Remember, there are two Republican U.S. Senators.

There is a greater danger here though from poor government policies: far too much timber fuel build up in these forests ---thanks to liberal, non-multiple use policies for three decades that would allow no forests to be selectively timbered. The result is mega forest fires waiting to happen again and again, like the great Yellowstone fires of 1988 which I lived through here.

pam said...

The timber and mining companies are pushing to abolish the Roadless Rule. If so, any National Forest including your personal favorite is fair game for mining and logging. Sure, cut all the trees down, you won't have any more fires. (It's beginning to look a little thin in that photo). "Leave no tree behind" ...and certainly not the timber and mining companies who expect payback for campaign contributions.

hg said...

Pretty fish! However its hard for me to grasp how a beautiful and obviously talented woman, so right of center, can practice catch-and-release of endangered species, tromp around in the great outdoors, undoubtedly in a pristine wilderness area that George Bush is determined to destroyand then probably wish for Tricky Dick Cheyney as a fishing partner. Or is this just a cover for the real woman who is joshing the rest of us.