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Paradise Lost: Why Our Desire to Protect U.S. Wilderness Should Not Cease

By Marc Ross

An old black and white photograph came to mind recently when I had a moment to think about the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, ironically on a gridlocked highway that offers breathtaking views of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

The photo is of Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir standing side by side atop Glacier Point, at what would become part of Yosemite National Park. It captures a great moment in our country’s environmental history and perfectly illustrates the growing desire and momentum at the time to protect our natural wonders before the pressures of a developing nation gobbled them up. …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green