A legacy too precious to destroy


There are many iconic places cherished by the people who call Pennsylvania home. For me it is the forests and wild areas that I was raised to respect and grew to love. As a child, I watched my uncle -- former Republican Pennsylvania congressman John Saylor -- work tirelessly to protect our natural heritage for future generations by pioneering passage of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and other important outdoor legislation. The citizens of Penn's Woods have always had a love affair with our state's beautiful mountains, fields and streams, their animals and fish.