The world is never “too much with us,” said Wordsworth, but not the wild glories, which he treasured, too. Natural gifts reflecting the gifts of the gods, or of Darwin’s insights and those of the plate tectonics wizards. Everything moves. All of this and running water and birds on the wing and paths beckoning us to follow are the inspirations for great writers who, over all … [Read more...]
About Doug Scott
Doug Scott is a writer of books, freelance articles, and op-ed columns. His pieces have appeared in Sierra, The New York Conservationist, Not Man Apart, and major newspapers. His most recent book is the anthology, Wild Thoughts: Short Selections of Great Writing About Nature, Wilderness, and the People Who Protect Them.
He has worked for decades as a lobbyist for conservation groups seeking to persuade Congress to preserve wilderness areas in national forests and other federal conservation lands. He's now retired and works as a consultant, giving talks about the history and politics of wilderness preservation around the country. You can visit him at Doug Scott Wilderness Consulting.