Jessica portrait
  • Expedition: Jan 4-9, 2004
  • Jessica
  • LeGrande High School
  • Yosemite National Park: Merced Grove to Foresta

This week WildLink students were asked to imagine that all of the country's wilderness areas were in jeopardy of being developed; Congress is locked in a tie and the person who will cast the deciding vote is undecided. Each student has an exclusive audience with this person in order to sway his/her vote in the direction they believe is right. What would they say?

If the forest was in danger I would do anything to save it. I think that forests are such beautiful places, and now days there aren't so many left. The forest is the only thing I could think of that it is naturally grown. If the vote against the forest would get the majority of the votes, I think that the world wouldn't really be the same. If forest wouldn't be a protected area many of these beautiful sequoias that are thousands of years old would probably be getting chopped off to build things. But why ruin the beautiful trees which have been standing for thousands of years. The forest is a land that has been protected by the U.S. government, and it should stay protected.

jessica crossing stream
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