Nearness to Nature keeps the Spirit sensitive to impressions not commonly felt, and in touch with unseen powers. –
Ohiyesa – (Santee Dakota Indian)
From his book “Soul of the Indian”; (1911)
The Nature Conservancy – National site.
TNC California Office.
The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
The Sierra Club Our Mission Statement:
1. Explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth. 2. Practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources. 3. Educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment.
The Wilderness Society. We provide scientific, economic, legal and policy guidance to land managers, communities, local conservation groups and state and federal decision-makers. In doing so, we ensure the best management of our lands â€“ national forests, parks and refuges, as well as public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
American Hiking Society
Blue Earth Alliance