It takes action all over the place to consciously decide what our future becomes. Voting and campaigning is just one way to use our energy to make change, or resist it.
Three years ago the state of North Carolina tried to sell the wilderness in the Bluff Mountain Area and the community rallied to protect it. It worked, and birthed the Bluff Mountain Music Festival and later the Arts Council.
I know some of this because as I set out to write this article a woman came into the shop looking for a mason jar t shirt and noticed the stickers I have sitting out stating "Don't Cut Bluff". She noted she remembered those, like they were something old fashioned and I had the opportunity to share the article Elizabeth Sauls shared with Phil Cheney who printed the bumper stickers and shared them with me about the current need for action again.
So it goes with this era, we have to sculpt it ourselves again and again and prevent backward steps from being taken.
Let's protect Bluff Mountain! Again! Spread the word!
Send comments to: US Forest Service at email@example.com
Please use "Don't Cut Bluff" at beginning or end
Lots of wilderness would be broken forever including Native Brook Trout, endangered Salamanders, and 11 Pillizted Woodpeckers, If the land was clear cut for short-term gain.http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2014/11/05/old-cut-bluff-debate-resurfaces-forest-forum/18531017/