Wilderness preservation, a concept perhaps unique to Western cultures, is necessary given our burgeoning population, economic policies that do not recognize the finiteness of resources, and shrinking natural areas. But setting aside wilderness is only a reaction of the plundering of natural resources, and both spring from a mind-set of alienation from nature. Moreover, the wilderness concept tends to compartmentalize nature and culture, giving humans the illusion that activities done outside of protected areas will not affect what is within...

M Kat Anderson, “Tending the Wild”

M Kat Anderson, “Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and the Management of California’s Natural Resources” page 120

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