What we do now creates all of their futures. Are they not going to be able to know the joy of crossing a stream by hopping from stone to stone? Are they never to peer down into the river and see crayfish at work? Will the stench of the river be too overwhelming that when they need to sit by its banks and listen to its music they will find no respite? I want them to have a world filled with all forms of life. I want them to hear and see the frogs and tadpoles in the spring and to be able to hone their reflexes by catching them instead of with video games.
We as people need wildness, and we need to cherish its message of inter-related individuality. I want that for our children and for the generations to come."