How Much Is Wilderness Worth?

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Wilderness enforces humility before the inscrutable mysteries of existence.

Wilderness teaches responsibility and self-reliance, because the forces at work in wilderness are indifferent to you and your pretensions.

Wilderness is a living connection to the history that shaped our culture and values.

Wilderness is democracy, owned by everyone and open to everyone, beggars and billionaires alike.

Wilderness is freedom.