Earthwords: Wallace Stegner

A quote from Wallace Stegner.

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Wallace Stegner was the leading force behind the Wilderness Act.

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“Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed … so that never again can we have the chance to see ourselves single, separate, vertical and individual in the world, part of the environment of trees and rocks and soil, part of the natural world and competent to belong in it.” — Wallace Stegner (1909-1993)