Monday, May 28, 2012

Speak up now to preserve wilderness

Patricia Randolph: Speak up now to preserve wilderness Please click on the link to find out more. Then contact your senators to ask them NOT to support the Sportsmen’s Heritage Act (H.R. 4089). It has passed the House, and can now be stopped only in the U.S. Senate. This bill eviscerates the 48-year-old Wilderness Act, which constitutes the central core of wildlife conservation in the United States. Signed by Lyndon Johnson, the Wilderness Act defines wilderness in concise and lyrical terms: “A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.”

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