John Muir



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"Uncle Sam is trying to have his forests-what is left of them-at the same time trying to find out how best they can be put to use forever for the benefit of miners, farmers, lumbermen, and people in general." Muir stresses the urgent need for some kind of governmental control. Believing that the disastrous results of the present destructive practices are gaining support for reform, even from some of the "devastators" he concludes that "things refuse to be mismanaged long. Light is beginning to bring the question into fair view, and the policy or use without destruction, and fair play to all, must win at last."


Mining and Scientific Press [San Francisco], v. 74, no. 14


p. 283, cols. 2-3

The New Forest Reservation



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