RELIGION
09/04/2014 12:52 pm ET

Remembering The Religious Roots Of The Wilderness Act On Its 50th Anniversary

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When Howard Zahniser was drafting the Wilderness Act—which marks its 50th anniversary today—he confided to a colleague that he wished he were writing poetry instead. “If I had to do this again,” he wrote, “I would much prefer to state all this in iambic rhyming couplets or even in the sequence of sonnets.”

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