Saturday, October 24, 2009

Securing Ecosystem Services

Stream in Julian Price Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina

One more gem from Ken Burns' National Parks documentary that applies to our backyards as well as to a nature park:

"Consecration to the task of adjusting ourselves to the natural environment so that we secure the best values from nature without destroying it is not useless idealism, it is good hygiene for civilization."

---George Melendez Wright, National Park Service Biologist

1 comment:

  1. I'm enjoying your blog. Thanks for doing it. Glad for the plug about the latest gem from Ken Burns. What a wonderful piece! Keep up the good work.