Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Forever Wild

The US Senate has dusted off the Wilderness Act. They have moved toward making more places forever wild, declaring more roadless areas. We need the House of Representatives to pass the legislation now.

I want to hum a few bars. What does it mean to be forever wild?

I hope to read the legislation (though one congressman said they don’t in congress; read all of the bills they pass) soon. It is reported that there are 160 pieces of legislation in this bill. May the US congress pass the act.

We who live in the cities count on wild places. How will we regenerate our lawns and gardens and allow them to become special places if we don’t have numbers of species, healthy wild ecosystems to draw from? We need the complexity of wilderness environment, even if we never go and be in wildness ourselves.




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