Reading Bob Bancroft and Ralph Surette’s powerful March 9 articles (“Challenge of the mainland moose as numbers fall, habitat shrinks,” and “Split DNR, put its agenda through the wood chipper”), as well as Eleanor Trombley’s letter in the same edition, an observation came to mind that Winston Churchill made during a visit to Canada in 1929 on the harvesting of quality trees, of which few remain, as is sadly evident in our own province: “Fancy cutting down those beautiful trees we saw this afternoon to make pulp for those bloody newspapers, and calling it civilization.”

David Blackwell, Eastern Passage