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October 17, 2019

2/21/2017 7:28:00 AM
Reader shares thoughts on Duffy town hall

To the editor:

I attended my very first town hall meeting with Representative Duffy on Feb 17 at the Waters in Minocqua. There was nary an empty chair. The meeting was basically civil and respectful. Everyone was invited to write down their questions and many of them got answered, not always to everyone's satisfaction.

My question concerned the sale and privatization of Wisconsin's public lands. I asked Mr. Duffy what his view was on that subject. His answer led me to believe that he does not want our public lands sold, but rather managed in a different way, especially the Forest Service. I know very little about how our Forest Service is managed, so I can not speak to that issue. I guess I need to do some research.

However, I very much hope it is true that Mr. Duffy is not in favor of selling our public lands. Tourism is the second largest industry in Wisconsin. The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports that over 3.5 million people hunt, fish or watch wildlife in Wisconsin each year.

Outdoor recreation creates $11.9 billion in consumer spending, 142,300 direct jobs with over 3.6 billion in wages and salaries. If Wisconsin were to lose even a small percentage of places like the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest or the Apostle Island National Lakeshore, Wisconsin's economy would suffer. As it is, making a living in the Northwoods is already difficult.

This is not a Republican or Democratic issue, but rather an issue for the citizens of Wisconsin.

Phyllis Schuit


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