I am for wilderness.
I’m for protecting the places close to my home and close to my heart.
I’m for rugged mountains and pristine forests.
I’m for cleaner air and water.
I’m for protecting wildlife habitat and species.
I’m for keeping our wild heritage alive.
Wilderness makes me happy, helps my community and protects the environment — and I want a better future for the wild places I love.
I am for wilderness. Are you?
– Jose Arroyo
This, my latest newspaper column, is a look back at Frank Church and an ex0ploration of saving places for the wildness.
Posted in Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, National Wilderness Preservation System, wild nature, Wild talk and commentary, wilderness, Wilderness Act of 1964
Tagged Frank Church, Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, National Wilderness Preservation System, politicians, Salmon-Challis National Forest, wilderness, wildness
I think it was in an edition of “Wild Earth” journal that I once read about the supposed desirability of using the phrase “natural heritage” vs. “biodiversity,” at least in public discourse. In any case, read about the race in this piece.
That’s the underlying message of this op-ed from the Boise, Idaho, paper, The Idaho Statesman. I pay attention to what’s going on in Idaho because it really is my home state. Anyway, ripping down the four lower dams on the Snake River would be an excellent start to bringing wild salmon and steelhead back to Idaho.
Posted in Snake River, snake River dams, wild nature, Wild talk and commentary, wild trout, wildlife habitat, wildlife issues, wildlilfe migration corridors
Tagged Idaho, salmon, Snake River, steelhead, Trout Unlimited, wild fish, wildness
This piece, authored by Timothy Egan, speaks very well for itself. “Wildness” continues to be lost, in organism after organism. That cannot be good. Our natural heritage — biodiversity, if you will — is already under attack on so many fronts.
Posted in biodiversity, fish hatcheries, fisheries, Fishing, salmon, salmon fisheries
Tagged biodiversity, fish hatcheries, frankenfish, natural heritage, salmon, wild fish, wild salmon, wildness
Just mere words “wildness,” “wilderness” or “wild land” are enough, it would seem, to turn on the motor mouths of some Republicans in the West. Read about the tizzy.
“There’s wild, and then there’s wolverine.”
– Doug Chadwick