A Prophecy

“I passed through the messianic period, battling the implacable devours and mutilators of wilderness, and gradually I entered a more philosophic-humanistic stage where I was able, in some small way, to separate personal euphoria from impersonal appraisals of the rights of man to participate in the bounties of his environment. ┬áThe fact that he has fouled his nest and seems certain to continue with his destruction seems now more an illness than an expression of evil intent……

I hope that those entrusted with the administration of these areas will be ever alert to the constant and increasing pressures for many forms of exploitation.”

Ansel Adams: Yosemite and the Range of Light, 1979.


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