Public Land and Human Health Connection
Submitted by Jenny Kaylor on Thu, 2017-07-13 00:00
What would life be like if we didn`t have public lands? Imagine not being able to go hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, camping, to go to the park, or to access rivers and lakes. What would you do? How would you spend your free time? Think about why you like to get outside in the first place? What benefit does it provide you? Would you fight to maintain that benefit? What other benefits does nature provide to mankind? Would you fight to protect those? What, if any, benefits does mankind provide to the environment? If you take time to ponder these questions I think it will quickly become obvious that we benefit so much more from the environment than it does from us. We could not live without it, but it would do just fine without us. In fact, it would no doubt be better off. For many, understanding how crucial the environment is to man`s survival is the only way they will be motivated to protect it.