I must admit, I did not finish reading this book after learning about the authors association with eco-terrorism and monkey wrenching acts in attempt to preserve nature.
I disagree with the act of putting innocent workers in harms way for the point of getting your point across that you disagree with "The Mans" decision to cut down forests, etc. That said, after going through some notes of the first few chapters, I realize the mindset and values behind this mans pursuit of environmental protection. He speaks well about defining our role amonst other living things and the environment.
What is important is that you do something now
Wilderness is the real world, the flow of life, the process of evolution, the repository of the 1.5 billion years of shared travel
I am the land, the land is me
That city there is just a scab, the land remains alive beneath it
It takes courage to say that the wild is more important than jobs
real problems: population growth, destruction of forests, slaughter of wildlife, oil pollution in oceans, acid rain, CO2 buildup in atmosphere
Reverse the tide
Return vigor, joy, & enthusiasm to the tired, unimaginative environmental movement
Human life is but one life form on the planet and has no right to take exclusive possession
When we are inspired, we act
Rational thinking (left brain) plus intuitive, instinctive awareness
Reading books, engaging in logical discourse, and compiling facts and figures are necessary in the modern context, but they are not the only ways to comprehend the world & our lives
We can act with courage, with determination, with love for things wild & free
We must change our personal lifestyles to make them more harmonious with natural diversity. We need to be aware of the trade-offs
A commitment to maintaining a sense of humor, and a joy of living
Today, even on the arid high plains of Denver, CO everyman must have his lawn, and never mind that it means tunneling under the continental divide to bring the necessary water to keep it green
Reinhabitation - becoming native to a place through becoming aware of the particular ecological relationships that operate within & around it.