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"For me, and for thousands with similar inclinations, the most important passion of life is the overpowering desire to escape periodically from the clutches of a mechanistic civilization. To us the enjoyment of solitude, complete independence, and the beauty of undefiled panoramas is absolutely essential to happiness." BOB MARSHALL (1901-1939)

"In wildness is the preservation of the world" HENRY DAVID THOREAU (1817-1862)

"Within these plantations of God a decorum and sanctity reign, a perennial festival is dressed, and the guest sees not how he should tire of them in a thousand years. In the woods we return to reason and faith." RALPH WALDO EMERSON (1803-1882)

"The richest values of wilderness lie not in the days of Daniel Boone, nor even in the present, but rather in the future." ALDO LEOPOLD (1887-1948)

"In God's wilderness lies the hope of the world - the great fresh, unblighted, unredeemed wilderness. The galling harness of civilization drops off, and the wounds heal ere we are award" JOHN MUIR (1838-1914)

"Conservation is the foresighted utilization, preservation and /or renewal of forests, waters, lands and minerals, for the greatest good of the greatest number for the longest time." GIFFORD PINCHOT 1865-1946)

"Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character." JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL (1819-1891)