Title

What is Wilderness For?

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title

The Highlands Voice

Publisher

West Virginia Highlands Conservancy

Publication Date

4-2002

Volume

35

Issue

3

First Page

8

Last Page

8

Abstract

As most everybody learns, nature is vital to our physical wellbeing. For one thing, it sustains the balance of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen in the atmosphere. For another, it holds medically useful molecular compounds, preventives and cures to be discovered in centuries ahead. At the same time, few learn that wild nature, or wilderness, especially when experienced in solitude, is vital to society’s creative well-being. One source of support for this is my research into the credos of notable creators, as written in their published diaries, journals, letters, and memoirs.

Comments

Originally published by the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy. Publisher's PDF available through remote link. Must click on corresponding issue: April 2002.