Hoosier author Scott Russell Sanders published A Conservationist Manifesto in 2009.
The next to last chapter is a 40-point manifesto. It’s powerful and inspiring. I will borrow from it in this and subsequent posts. Enjoy!
1. “The work of conservation is inspired by wonder, gratitude, reason, and love. We need all of these emotions and faculties to do the work well. But the first impulse is love— love for wild and settled places, for animals and plants, for people living now and those yet to come, for the creation of human hands and minds.”