Cotton Lake: The Wilderness No One Knows

The preferred method for preserving the “Cotton Lake Wilderness” as a state-recognized wilderness is to remove the quotation marks – for the APA board to take definitive action and reclassify the land per the procedures set in place by the SLMP. Doing so would elevate Cotton Lake to equal status with the nearby West Canada Lake and Ha-de-ron-dah areas.

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Ecosystems, Diversity, and the Wilderness Experience

To figure out solutions to protecting the High Peaks Wilderness, first we need to fully understand what is threatening it on an ecological and social basis. Those threats might include some aspects of high use, such as improper disposal of human waste and trail erosion in sensitive habitats, but if we choose to only focus on these impacts we run the risk of fixing a leak in a dam that is about to burst.

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When the Earth Was Wilderness

I‌ ‌wrote‌ ‌my‌ ‌first‌ ‌book‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌second‌ ‌grade.‌ ‌Seriously.‌ ‌It‌ ‌was‌ ‌written‌ ‌and‌ ‌drawn‌ ‌in‌ ‌pencil,‌ ‌and‌ ‌it‌ ‌was‌ ‌colored‌ ‌in‌ ‌crayon.‌ ‌But‌ ‌it‌ ‌had‌ ‌thirty-two‌ ‌pages‌ ‌and‌ ‌a‌ ‌cover,‌…
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