Protected Places

Our world is changing quickly under the weight of a expanding population. Cities are sprawling, land is being put to multiple uses, and even designated open spaces are disappearing beneath a maze of OHV trails.  
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Amid this urbanization you can, thankfully, still find areas that are set aside to try to preserve… or reestablish.. the natural state of ecosystems that are disappearing from our planet. I consider nature preserves and wilderness areas as essential to the physical and mental health of homo sapiens.
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I want my grandchildren’s grandchildren to be able to see and experience the pleasure of rain forests, seashores, tundras and prairies!  
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Today I enjoyed expansive views from the Flint Hills Konza Prairieland…. The hike was a 6 mile loop through grassland and scrub forest… and what a perfect day it was to explore!

 

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