A Sense of Place is a Greater Ambition for America

“Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed; if we permit the last virgin forests to be turned into comic books and plastic cigarette cases; if we drive the few remaining members of the wild species into zoos or to extinction; if we pollute the last clear air and dirty the last clean streams and push our paved roads through the last of the silence, so that never again will Americans be free in their own country from the noise, the exhausts, the stinks of human and automotive waste . . . ”  

— Excerpt from the famous Wilderness Letter by Wallace Stegner  

Read the complete and historic Wilderness Letter . . . 

Complementing leadership, men without a sense of place: Rick Perry, Energy Secretary; Ryan Zinke, Interior Secretary, and Scott Pruitt, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator. A commons image.


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