I’m commenting in reply to lem's remarks of yesterday afternoon. Lem brought up some good points that should be discussed. It’s true that there have always been people who overreact to the unusual. But in the case of bigfoot, I hope their number is few. When the animal is proven to exist, I believe this will lead to increased curiosity and interest in the outdoors, not more fear. If any change in visitor numbers takes place, at all, I think even more people will enjoy our national parks.
As for our forest lands, I believe a multi-use, managed forest is probably best; at least in my area, the Pacific Northwest. I think bigfoot numbers are relatively small and always have been. The animal has been coexisting with logging for centuries and probably will continue, as long as they are not encroached on severely.