Monday, September 01, 2008

Kids in the Woods

"Our most important resource in this country is not forests, as vital as they are.

It is not water, although life itself would cease to exist without it.

It is people.

The challenges of climate change and looming water shortages will not be resolved in a few years.

It will take generations.

Today's children - and theirs - will need to be able to take the baton and continue the race.

For that, they will need a full understanding of why forests are so valuable, along with a strong land ethic.

It is our job to give them both."
~Forest Service Chief Gail Kimball, August 27, 2007

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