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Can you imagine what our home looked liked when David Douglas saw it for the first time. Not a wilderness untouched by man, but one that was tended by human hands for 15,000 years. Tended not necessarily by intention, but rather by what works best over the generations. "Best" based not only on those who tended, but by all the species within the ecosystem that not only thrived because of it, but also evolved to create it.
Now we see ("see" being relative to those who are looking) so many pieces of that balanced system becoming threatened by not only the actions of the last 150 years in our area, but by those of industrialization world wide (not to mention population). If we can find a way to view our resources as something other than "profit now", such as, perhaps, a perspective closer to "security later"; then we might strike some sort of balance with what is left of the very land that defines us.
posted 3 years, 3 months ago
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