To the editor:
It’s simple math.
More than 500 residents of the Denali Park area have signed a petition requesting the Board of Game expand the buffer zone around the park. The superintendent of the park, a resident of the area and an Alaskan, has also made this request.
Three recreational trappers are the only ones who might be negatively affected.
Those numbers again: 500-plus Alaskans versus three Alaskans.
Yet, by the time you read this, the board will have voted the buffer zone to be either greatly reduced or done away with altogether.
Five hundred Alaskans will be ignored; three will be catered to because the board system is so dysfunctional it can’t even do simple math.