Following an interesting article in the New York Times about the last wild places left in the United States, I came across this Columbia University project called Wild Areas. Fewer and fewer untouched places left. At times I think our species is just like a plague of locusts on this planet.
I was particularly taken with this breathtaking photo of the Jarbidge wilderness in Nevada. It looks like something conjured up out of a Rilke poem. Jarbidge is one of the areas identified in the lower 48 states as the most pristine wilderness left.