The concept of wilderness preservation is new to Americans. Recently emerged from a frontier period where the goal was to subdue and eliminate primeval country to make room for farms and communities, it is difficult to suddenly look at widlerness as something to be cherished. Now we have reached a stage of cultural maturity where for the first time in our history we can understand its intangible values and the part they play in our lives.
Olson, Sigurd F.
"The Wilderness Comcept,"
Ames Forester: Vol. 49
, Article 7.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/amesforester/vol49/iss1/7