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#5 Around the Campfire; The Arrogance of Resourcism

“I’ve stirred up the anthill by warning that worldviews and policies of resourcism and enviro-resourcism are undermining and weakening certain conservation organizations and the whole conservation community. In the next issue of “Around the Campfire,” I’ll look at the bedrock of the conservation mind – that when we really dig down deep, Nature conservationists believe that wild species and places should be protected for their own sakes.

First, however, we need to understand the mind of resourcism, which has been remarkably consistent for the one hundred years since Gifford Pinchot set up the United States Forest Service and on into today’s era of “sustainable development” and “working forests.” I think you will be impressed by how up-to-date some of the early resourcist writing sounds.”

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