Dear Editor:

In response to the article in the paper about the new Baldwin ranger, the prescribed burns are OK if they don’t get away and cause a huge forest fire which does happen.

He talks about the Karner Blue Butterfly, an endangered species, but what about our loggers — they have become a endangered species.

Loggers need more timber sales that are smaller and don’t have a $30,000 road construction requirement in the sale. We need more hardwood sales.

Let our loggers cut before all the dying trees fall over and have no value. Our loggers are a large part of our local economy. Do all you can do to help them put up more sales that everyone can afford, and let’s cut more aspen and hardwood.

Richard Runnels

Irons