I had heard of this from afar, but what I didn't realize was that the Northern Spotted Owl controversy was referring to one of the most spectacular places I had ever had the privilege of experiencing... The Cascade Range of Oregon... Call me a "liberal" if you must, but when I think of God this is one of two places I think of first when I think of Creation and the Holy Artistry of the Lord our God. I have camped in these mountains back in 1978, when it was still mostly pristine. These photos both brought back memories that still haven't faded all these decades later, and which wrench my heart.
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