One Of The Iconic Settings Of The Environmental Movement

Cabin in the woods - environmental movement

A CABIN IN THE WOODS. One of the iconic settings of the environmental movement and American nature writing of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Sigurd Olson’s Listening Point cabin stands beside John Burroughs’ Slabsides, Henry David Thoreau’s Walden Pond cottage, and Aldo Leopold’s Sand County shack, as symbols of an ethic and a way of life. It stands in harmony with its surroundings, nestled under the pines beside an enormous glacial erratic, hidden from the lake but within earshot of the washing waves and the calling of loons. To go there is to step back in time. And to believe that, maybe, we can still find a way to live well upon the earth.

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