In Defense Of The Forests

Former Atlantic Monthly columnist John Muir would have had a few choice words for President Bush's loosening of commercial restrictions in America's national forests.

"Muir reveled in nature's cycles of destruction and creation. His only true worry seemed to be the indiscriminate power of human beings. In "The Forests of the Yosemite Park" (April 1900), Muir acknowledged that the entire California park would have become a barren wasteland without protection from timber companies..."

Thanks to Susan Sarran

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