In my youth, I was violently opposed to this way of thinking. Think, for a moment about saying straight out and forever, we will cede this land, of that to the dust bin of history. This is what is being done far below the surface of the Earth to liberate "natural gas" through fracking. It is what has been done in many Superfund sites and is being done in hundreds of thousands of areas that have been toxified beyond recovery. Just like finding someone more dead than alive, occasions arise that we have to turn our attention to places that could recover, if we carefully and strategically allocate our resources. Now a young man, who realizes that Mother Earth is sacred, each of her elemental forces and each of her creatures and plants are sacred as well, cannot accept writing off a single acre to mistreatment by humans. Sadly, we now have no choice. Certain areas have been despoiled to the point that no life can inhabit them, only poisonous plants can grow in them and for centuries, they will continue to blossom with fruits of taint. Just as many of our brothers and sisters are coming to find, on the field of war, some will always be lost, with no hope of recovery. Mother Earth and her landscape share this eternal truth.
It has taken nearly fifty generations to estrange the vast majority of us from our true nature, but we have far less time to get things right, or massive dislocation and trauma will be felt all around the planet. Saving as much land as possible, protecting it from the dangers of exploitation and desecration, poisoning and oppression of natural systems is the only way to stem the tide of recovery that we need to undertake. for the first time this year, we will be planting in the headwaters of Lake superior and we ask for donations to plant as many trees as possible. Appreciatively, Tony, Director ECO-Tours of Wisconsin Inc.