Conservation lands offer a solution
There are a few significant places I keep in my heart, places that were meaningful to me during childhood and adolescence that fostered curiosity and sparked lifelong values.
At the top of my list — Lower Rhoda Pond in Columbia County, New York, where I learned to swim, canoe and skip stones. Sitka, Alaska, where I first saw bald eagles and humpback whales. Huerfano County in Colorado, where I spent three weeks mapping the geologic structures of the Sangre De Cristo mountain range.