To have risked so much in our efforts to mold nature to our satisfaction and yet to have failed in achieving our goal would indeed be the final irony. Yet this, it seems, is our situation. The truth, seldom mentioned but there for anyone to see, is that nature is not so easily molded... Rachel Carson,Silent Spring, 1962
"It has been demonstrated that forest can be put back on the most barren lands. What is required is an organized effort to rehabilitate these areas. This means trained men, and money, with legal authority over the area in question, to prevent private interests from again creating barrens and destroying the natural forest protection of vital watersheds. Considerable public sentiment has been aroused against wholesale destruction of private woodlands. Legislation, and machinery to administer the enforcement of forest protection on our important watersheds, should at least be given first consideration."
Edmund Zavitz (1875 - 1968)
Former Deputy Minister of Forestry
"Father" of modern environmentalism in Ontario and beyond