Editorial: US public lands and NPs deserve much better
A truly noble idea – one deeply democratic in its inspiration and one that honors the human need to be in relationship to awe and majesty.
America’s public lands.
This idea was seeded by early American settlers, who came here to escape a class system in Europe that excluded them from land – owning it, hunting on it, surviving on it. Conservation was articulated as a national endeavor by hunters and foresters with the unique discernment that our game and timber resources were not boundless, and required professional management to remain bountiful.