by Leslee Kulba
Wild West blogger
The Macon County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution opposing the creation of new wilderness areas. Jim Gray of the Ruffed Grouse Society spearheaded the movement. (Before proceeding, let us relish our Orwellian doublespeak. Forests must be managed by humans to remain natural wilderness, and then forest management does not mean tending the forest, but harvesting its resources for profit.) Gray’s argument, that certain harvestable species were not faring well in the management process, went over well.