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Wednesday Wisdom – George Perkins Marsh

George Perkins Marsh is considered by some to be the first American conservationist, publishing “Man and Nature” in 1864. Marsh argued that ancient Mediterranean civilizations collapsed through environmental degradation and that deforestation led to eroded soils that led to decreased soil productivity. This book was instrumental in the creation of Adirondack Park in New York and the United States National Forest. Take some time today to practice the art of taking in your surroundings.

Original image by Doug Racine

Original image by Doug Racine

Wilderness at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge in Maine.

Wednesday Wisdom – Margaret “Mardy” Murie

Margaret “Mardy” Murie  has been called the “Grandmother of the conservation movement” thanks to her dedication to American wilderness. She was instrumental in the establishment and expansion of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and was on hand when President Johnson signed the Wilderness Act. She continued to fight for wilderness until her death at age 101 in 2003.

Wilderness at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge in Maine.

Wilderness at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge in Maine.

Wednesday Wisdom – Rachel Carson

March is Women’s History Month, so why not share some wisdom from female conservationists throughout the years? This week, we turn to Rachel Carson and two eye-opening questions.

Original image by Bri Rudinski/USFWS

Original image by Bri Rudinski/USFWS

Check out some of the women making history in the Service featured in our #ScienceWoman blog series and Flickr group!