#8 Around the Campfire; The Gila Wilderness Area – Resourcism vs. Conservation
“In the last few issues of Around the Campfire, I’ve contrasted the values and policies of resourcism and conservation. Some scholars and agency representatives think I make overmuch of these differences and that I do not give adequate credit to the resourcist movement and resource agencies like the United States Forest Service for America’s conservation legacy, including such things as the National Wilderness Preservation System.
I believe that the best way to buck up my side of the catfight is to look at what the Forest Service has done in a specific case.”
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Dave Foreman is the founder of The Rewilding Institute, co-founder of The Wildlands Project and Earth First!, and author of several acclaimed books on wildlands conservation. Books: Rewilding North America | Man Swarm: How Overpopulation Is Killing The WIld World | Take Back Conservation …among several other Rewilding books you can find here. [Photo: Dave Foreman in the barren grounds of Nunavit, Canada © Nancy Morton]