Snowmobiles have been totally banned in 1992, after opponents claimed they affected wildlife.
Mr Peterson stated that there was no significant link between wolf activity and human use on those 11 areas of the park that were closed in 1992 to snowmobiling based on a piece of «Junk Science», or statement without any scientific basis. Moreover, in summer, this park induces fishermen to use unleaded bait or lure in order to protect all species and water. We are not there yet !
Today, the park even offers a map, scale 1 :50 000; it helps visitors, including snowmobilers, to get around safely, to visit the park and to observe animals in their natural habitats. The map is a useful tool for snowmobilers visiting the open bays.
American National Parks are known to be very conservative. If they are accessible as long as visitors respect some rules, more accessible than our parks and natural reserves in Québec for snowmobiles, dogs and other pets, is it that we are trying to be «more catholic than the Pope» or «whiter than white» ?
A snowmobile equipped with such an engine as the Ace 600 rides about
Without giving into soap opera, could we say that the strategists in the Mirador Communication Society recommended to our election organizers to keep alive the argumentation about snowmobiling so that they could trick us in the meantime with other issues ? Such as the savage logging and sandpits not regulated in the wildlife reserves, the Plan Nord in public northern forest, the shale gas extraction in rural zones, the piles of orphan mine wastes on the public lands, etc… Could that be possible ?