Thanks for including the opinion piece "Wild Olympics Campaign Offers Down Payment on Harbor's Future," by Roy Nott on March 13, which highlighted a way to protect the most spectacular ancient forests and rivers in Grays Harbor County.
When my husband was stationed at Fort Lewis, we first saw the Olympic Peninsula when we went tent camping with our children and visited the beaches on the way home. In our travels as a military family, we had never seen rivers so wild, trees so huge and beaches so dramatic.
We live in Montesano now and enjoy the bird watching, hiking, and hunting nearby. The local forests are amazing.
Right here in Grays Harbor County, places like Quinault Ridge, Campbell Tree Grove and the West Fork of the Humptulips River are real treasures.
We have a great opportunity to protect these already publicly-owned places by designating them as Wilderness or Wild and Scenic Rivers so future generations can explore and enjoy them, too.