Please help me understand. Last year much was said and written about the return of wildlife, especially the elk, and some mule deer, to the Valley Floor after removal of the dairy cattle. I have seen and photographed them, and they have provided much enjoyment for me and my family, and I assume, for others. The eastern two-thirds or so of the Valley Floor was groomed for cross-country skiing. The west end was left untouched, and lo and behold, there was wildlife there. This year, the entire Valley Floor has been groomed with nordic trails, and skiers abound. What does not abound is wildlife. Is there some relationship between the number of people constantly present throughout the Valley Floor, the circumnavigating of turbocharged diesel, smoke-belching, caterpillar-tracked vehicles, and the absence of wildlife? I understood one of the factors to be honored in the consensus about Valley Floor use was the wildlife. Were there not enough miles of trails last year, so now we have to consume and devour the entire Valley Floor? Instead of Valley Floor Green, might we be considered Valley Floor Greedy?
Please enlighten me.
– Ken Krueger