Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #128 – February 18, 2016

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So great is the value of national forest areas for recreation, and so certain is this value to increase with the growth of the country and the shrinkage of the wilderness, that even if the forest resources of wood and water were not to be required by the civilization of the future, many of the forests ought certainly to be preserved, in the interest of national health and well-being, for recreation use alone.

—TREADWELL CLEVELAND, National Forests as Recreation Grounds, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 35(2), March, 1910


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