Alvaro portrait
  • Expedition: Jun 19 - Jul 14, 2000
  • Alvaro
  • Environmental Science Academy
  • Yosemite National Park

Many Wilderness scholars, historians, and managers are concerned that our increasingly multi-cultural society might not value wilderness in the future since most of the people that visit and work in wild places are European-American. Please respond to this concern from your own perspective. .

I THINK THAT our multi-cultural society does value wilderness. Most European-Americans own companies or have a high status in their jobs and can take vacations whenever they want and with those vacations they can visit those places. People from other cultures usually migrate here and have low English skills and have to work in jobs that don't give them much vacations. For example, my father works in agriculture and he gets very little vacation. Also, most of the information about wild places is in English and if other cultures can't read English then they never find out about these places and they never go. More information

needs to be given out in other languages so that other people can find out about wild places. "People from other cultures don't work here because they have very low English skills and information is not provided in their language. "If we want more multi-cultural visitors, we need to encourage them and give them info in their language.

Artist's Corner

The Sierra Nevada, how quiet it is

The Sierra Nevada, how quiet it is
With the water so clear that no pollutants are in it.

Lots of wildlife so peacefully
lives here with millions of plant
life that exists only here.

The mountains have become
the clouds rest that's why this
is the best place in the west.

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