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Being Human, Being Caribou, and Being Wild (Written for The Ecotone Exchange)

The Wilderness Act was signed into law in 1964 by Lyndon B. Johnson. Therefore, this year we celebrated the 50th anniversary of a law which created the National Wilderness Preservation System and recognized wilderness as “an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.” The Act further defined wilderness as “an area of undeveloped Federal land retaining its primeval character and influence without permanent improvements or human habitation, which is protected and managed so as to preserve its natural conditions.” One of The Ecotone Exchange authors, Shauna Potocky, wrote about the history of The Wilderness Act recently, … 678 more words


New on 500px : Boat Dock Reflection by dswindler by dswindler

This is one of the images featured in my 2015 Photo Calendar. Order yours today!

The bay was almost perfectly calm, so we went down to the boat dock to photograph the aurora. 24 more words

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