Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Doug Christensen left a legacy


I would like to add one more voice to those recognizing the passing of a true champion of Idaho wilderness and wildlife with the recent death of Doug Christensen. Along with their very active involvement with a number of conservation and outdoor recreation groups, Doug and Ann were part of the founding group of the Sawtooth Society in 1997 and remained strong supporters.

While their generous support certainly helped society work in protecting thousands of acres of open range and scenic vistas in the Sawtooth Valley and Stanley Basin, it is the personal commitment of their time and energy to worthy causes that have made them such outstanding protectors of what is best about Idaho's outdoor environment. Their love affair with the Sawtooth National Recreation Area began more than 30 years ago and has continued ever since.

The legacy that their work will leave for future generations is invaluable, and we certainly hope that more and more folks will be inspired to follow their example, something that itself is an outstanding legacy. Idaho's salmon, wolves and other wildlife, and its wild places, had no better friend than Doug. May his efforts lead us all to do more to protect those things that make our area so special!

Paul Hill

Stanley




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