“I think New Mexico was the greatest experience from the outside world that I have ever had. It certainly changed me for ever. Curious as it may sound, it was New Mexico that liberated me from the present era of civilization, the great era of material and mechanical development". - D. H. Lawrence (English artist, novelist, poet)
The ever-fluctuating Great Salt Lake has frustrated attempts to develop its shoreline. As a result much of the lake is ringed by extensive wetlands making Great Salt Lake one of the most important resources for migrating and nesting birds.
The American Indian is of the soil, whether it be the region of forests, plains, pueblos, or mesas. He fits into the landscape, for the hand that fashioned the continent also fashioned the man for his surroundings. He once grew as naturally as the wild sunflowers, he belongs just as the buffalo belonged. - Standing Bear, Oglala Lakota
“Bears find themselves at the spot where two deep-seated but contradictory human impulses collide: the desire to feel protected from unforeseeable danger and the longing for unspoiled nature.” ― Bernd Brunner, Bears: A Brief History
The Druid wolf pack grew to a maximum of thirty-seven members at its peak in 2001. The last member of the pack was killed by a Montana rancher in 2010. The bloodline of the Druid pack lives on through the descendants of wolves who left the pack and helped create other packs.