Room to Roam

We recently had a chance to make a quick drive through Teodore Rosevelt Nation Park and were stuck by the wonderful, open and rugged nature of a landscape with plenty of room to roam and were also reminded of this quote by a President who many consider the greatest conservation Pesident our country has seen.

“We have become great because of the lavish use of our resources. But the time has come to inquire seriously what will happen when our forests are gone, when the coal, the iron, the oil, and the gas are exhausted, when the soils have still further impoverished and washed into the streams, polluting the rivers, denuding the fields and obstructing navigation.”

That quote spoken over one hundred years ago still rings true today and we are finding out what will happen.

Mr. Rosevelt we need you again today.

9 thoughts on “Room to Roam

  1. Man’s folly, a bold and awful experiment. A pity greed overcomes prudence.
    A stunning landscape to behold. I’m taken by the erosion around those sedimentary rock slabs – so fascinating!

    1. His Eliza, we were quite impressed with what we saw in that park. Lovely landscapes and yes it is a pity we cannot overcome our hard wired greed in a time of excess and abundance. I have a strong feeling the human experiment may not end well.

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