Category Archives: Dexter Gill

Really?

Print this articleSha na na na na, Dip dip dip, Mum mum mum – Get a Job! Remember that song by the Silhouettes in 1957? Probably most of you don’t, but I sure do. I was doing just that, trying to get … Continue reading

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Is there a doctor in the forest?

Print this articleHow are trees like salt? Salt is good and in fact is a necessity in sustaining our bodies in a healthy condition besides making many foods more tasty. Having the right amount of sodium in our bodies keeps … Continue reading

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Who decides what?

Print this articleSmoke everywhere, wildfires burning up the public forests in the Western states. Wealth of the forests and local economies are going up in smoke. Hey, who is in charge anyway? The firefighters are doing a great job, but … Continue reading

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TMP or TRP?

Print this articleThe wheel goes around and around, where it stops nobody knows! It has no beginning and no end. It has provided the means of transportation for men and women for securing food, wealth, protection and recreational enjoyment since … Continue reading

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Get along, little dogies!

Print this articleWhat is that all over the highway? Strange-looking big greenish blobs, where would they have come from? Wow, look, there is a herd of cattle in the middle of the road! Quick, grab the camera, this is so … Continue reading

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Waste not, want not

Print this article  Oh, no, we just hit that elk that jumped out in front of us! This is going to be an expensive fix on the truck. We better call the CP&W for a salvage permit so at least … Continue reading

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Recreation or industry?

Print this articleI am having a hard time adjusting to how time has changed our way of life and what we find important. Growing up so long ago, I never thought about or even heard about such things as vacations … Continue reading

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Going hunting?

Print this articleMy friend has wanted to bag an elk. It doesn’t have to be a monster, just a nice one that will put some meat in the freezer. He calls on the phone and says, “Hey, I hear Colorado … Continue reading

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What’s all the fuss about?

Print this articleNews Flash! On August 1, 1876, a new state was officially formed out of parts of the western territories. The boundaries were defined and it was declared that all the lands therein, were to be the State of … Continue reading

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The cost of wilderness

Print this articleThere is a lot of push to “conserve and protect” the public lands and environment these days. It is being said that we need to make more wilderness areas, national monuments, national parks, national conservation areas to protect … Continue reading

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Fire in the forest

Print this articleBehold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! Hundreds of wildfires are burning today, consuming timber, wildlife, homes, damaging soils and watersheds. It is kind of interesting how we have become so complacent in our educated ignorance … Continue reading

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Our public(?) lands

Print this articleThere’s lots of controversy these days over the Public Lands burning up, being sold and traded away, losing one’s access to them. The chant has gone out, “Keep our public lands public — we want to keep them open!” The … Continue reading

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Let’s conserve the forests!

Print this articleThere is a lot of talk these days about conserving and protecting forests and public lands. Brown’s Canyon was recently declared a national monument, to protect it and conserve it. That action just added 21,586 acres of public … Continue reading

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Use them or lose them

Print this articleLet’s start with a question. Name something you use that is not produced from the earth’s minerals or vegetation and waters. Getting a headache from thinking? Take an aspirin. Wait, aspirin is from the bark of trees. You can stop … Continue reading

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A little perspective

Print this articleEver heard the phrase “can’t see the forest for the trees”? That is pretty easy to do in this day of emotional environmentalism. Here is a little comparison to think about. The federally controlled lands in the U.S. … Continue reading

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Pondering NEPA

Print this articleA lot of talk is going on about forest insects and disease and wildfires and the effects upon the forest health and environment. Not too much is said about the impact on local economies and futures. Few people … Continue reading

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Me the People

Print this articleThe television ad comes on, “Come and enjoy YOUR National Forest”! Hey, let’s do it, after all it is mine, the government said so! Truth and reality check, it is not your forest! How can 320 million people all own … Continue reading

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Forest lands: What are they for?

Print this articleAnd God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit after their kind, with seed in them, on the earth; and it was so. And the earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding … Continue reading

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