In Juan de Fuca Strait off Cape Horn - and it is the wildness at our own back doorsteps that we must learn to revere in the century ahead: the stroll through the woods, the wild birds visiting the feeder at the kitchen window, the real and exhilarating danger of our domestic seas. In the 20th century, we traveled too far and too fast, without ever traveling very deep; idly skimming the surface of the world in pursuit of the merely distant and the merely exotic. One hundred years from now, we shall have to learn to travel deeper, more seriously (which means more slowly), and much closer to home.”

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Red Rocks Lakes NWR

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Liberty, Utah

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Bear River National Wildlife Refuge


-Jonathan Raban
”Wilderness may die, but wild will persist.”
Washington Post, January 2 2000