quote by Sigurd F. Olson

Without love of the land, conservation lacks meaning or purpose, for only in a deep and inherent feeling for the land can there be dedication in preserving it.

— Sigurd F. Olson

Grateful Land Conservation quotations

Land conservation quote People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing.

People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing.

To those devoid of imagination a blank place on the map is a useless waste;

to others, the most valuable part.

In America today you can murder land for private profit.

You can leave the corpse for all to see, and nobody calls the cops.

Land conservation quote Discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes.

Discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes.

Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend;

you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left. That is to say, you cannot love game and hate predators; you cannot conserve the waters and waste the ranges; you cannot build the forest and mine the farm. The land is one organism.

Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them

We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us.

Land conservation quote Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.

Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty.

It expands through successive stages of the beautiful to values as yet uncaptured by language.

We face the question whether a still higher "standard of living" is worth its cost in things natural, wild, and free.

If we are bold in our thinking, courageous in accepting new ideas, and willing to work with instead of against our land, we shall find in conservation farming an avenue to the greatest food production the world has ever known - not only for the war, but for the peace that is to follow.

Land conservation quote I am not born for one corner; the whole world is my native land.

I am not born for one corner; the whole world is my native land.

Conservation means development as much as it does protection.

I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use the natural resources of our land; but I do not recognize the right to waste them, or to rob, by wasteful use, the generations that come after us.

If you're a Conservative, why aren't you behind conserving the land?

Conservation will ultimately boil down to rewarding the private landowner who conserves the public interest.

Land conservation quote To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, to gain all while you give, to roam the r

To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, to gain all while you give, to roam the roads of the lands remote, to travel is to live.

The road to conservation is paved with good intentions that often prove futile, or even dangerous, due to a lack of understanding of either land or economic land use.

...conservation of land and conservation of people frequently go hand in hand.

What more delightful avocation than to take a piece of land and by cautious experimentation to prove how it works. What more substantial service to conservation than to practice it on one's own land?

Land conservation quote Whether we or our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals a

Whether we or our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.

Our national conservation effort must include the complete spectrum of resources: air, water, and land; fuels, energy, and minerals; soils, forests, and forage; fish and wildlife. Together they make up the world of nature which surrounds us- of the American heritage.

Only the mountain has lived long enough to listen objectively to the howl of the wolf.

The earth will continue to regenerate its life sources only as long as we and all the peoples of the world do our part to conserve its natural resources. It is a responsibility which every human being shares. Through voluntary action, each of us can join in building a productive land in harmony with nature.

Land conservation quote Conservatives say if you don't give the rich more money, they will lose their in

Conservatives say if you don't give the rich more money, they will lose their incentive to invest. As for the poor, they tell us they have lost all incentive because we've given them too much money.

Health is the capacity of the land for self-renewal.

Americans are desperately, here on the West Coast, buying up and hoarding iodine pills... Isn't it great that in a land that is divided between conservative morons and liberal pussies, somehow we have managed to find a way to pull together and behave like moronic pussies?

This is the way federal land management should work.

Cooperation, not confrontation, should be the hallmark of conservation efforts.

In addition, the oil royalties the Federal Government does not collect from big oil will starve the Land and Water Conservation Fund of critical financial resources.

Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty.

Conservation viewed in its entirety, is the slow and laborious unfolding of a new relationship between people and land.

If the land mechanism as a whole is good then every part is good, whether we understand it or not.

A land ethic...reflects the existence of an ecological conscience, and this in turn reflects a conviction of individual responsibility for the health of the land. Health is the capacity of the land for self-renewal. Conservation is our effort to understand and preserve this capacity.

Man always kills the thing he loves, and so we the pioneers have killed our wilderness. Some say we had to. Be that as it may, I am glad I shall never be young without wild country to be young in. Of what avail are forty freedoms without a blank spot on the map?

The problem, then, is how to bring about a striving for harmony with land among a people many of whom have forgotten there is any such thing as land, among whom education and culture have become almost synonymous with landlessness. This is the problem of conservation education.

Conservation is ethically sound. It is rooted in our love of the land, our respect for the rights of others, our devotion to the rule of law.

The outstanding scientific discovery of the twentieth century is not television, or radio, but rather the complexity of the land organism.

Of all the questions which can come before this nation, short of the actual preservation of its existence in a great war, there is none which compares in importance with the great central task of leaving this land even a better land for our descendants than it is for us.

I just have to believe that with love for our natural heritage and a firm resolve to preserve it with wisdom and care, we can and will give the American land to our children, not impaired, but enhanced. And in doing this, we'll honor the great and loving God who gave us this land in the first place.

True conservation provides for wise use by the general public.

The American people do not want our resources preserved for the exclusive use of the wealthy. These land and water resources belong to the people, and people of all income levels should have easy access to them.

Teapot Dome involved the conservation of the oil resources of the United States, especially those situated upon the public lands.

The rural economy is significantly better.

Our natural resources, particularly our working lands, are more resilient. And more money is being invested in soil conservation and water preservation. Our forests will be in better shape if Congress does what it needs to do to fix the fire-suppression budget.

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