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March 30, 2007


Thanks for this post Brian. I live in Portland but spend 20 weekends a year camping and fishing this incredible river. I spent this last weekend at the 'Met' handing out fliers and talking to anyone who would listen and all were appalled about the proposed developments. If we do not act, we will lose this river. Write letters, call and show up to this hearing on SB 30.

Thank you for helping to inform folks of this important issue! It is imperative for us to be the voice of the river and urge our State to step in and protect not just an Oregon "treasure", but a national treasure! Deveopment will only destroy the beauty that has brought people here to begin with! ATTENDANCE at the Public Hearing on April 5th in Salem is necessary! The Metolius River needs the same kind of attention and protection our State gave to places like our beaches and Crater Lake in years past. The Metolius is home to fish, birds, wildlife and nature, humans are just visitors. We need to keep it that way!

Yes, the Metolius/Camp Sherman area is absolutely spectacular. How lucky you all are to have purchased your forest service houses. Now, maybe others will have a chance to own there too.

m. farrier, if the proposed destination resorts were planned to be like the forest service cabins along the river, I wouldn't have much of a problem with them.

I often hear this spurious "you've got yours, but you don't want others to have theirs" argument. It doesn't make any sense.

There are limits. Yes, we were fortunate to learn of a 1/4 interest in a forest service cabin coming up for sale. This doesn't happen often, because there's only so many cabins.

No more can be built. The area can't sustain dense development. By your logic, if one person lives in some place, anybody who wants to should be able to live there also.

That would ruin special places like the Metolius basin. Which can't be allowed to happen.

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