Saturday, December 8, 2007

Three Cheers

to the Fish and Wildlife Service for planning and presenting an employee workshop and training class at the National Conservation Training Center on reconnecting people to nature. One hundred people from the Service spent last week focused in on ways to help people reconnect.

FWS Director Dale Hall, who spoke at the course, said it all when he warned that if conservation professionals don't focus on the issue of nature deficit and find ways of reconnecting people to nature, all of the work that is being done to conserve our fish, wildlife and plants and habitats around the country will be in vain. In the future, a disconnected public will likely reject the very notion that nature is important for all of our lives.

Right on.