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Without love of the land, conservation lacks meaning or purpose, for only in a deep and inherent feeling for the land can there be dedication in preserving it.
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There is magic in the feel of a paddle and the movement of a canoe, a magic compounded of distance, adventure, solitude, and peace. The way of a canoe is the way of the wilderness and of a freedom almost forgotten. It is an antidote to insecurity, the open door to waterways of ages past and a way of life with profound and abiding satisfactions. When a man is part of his canoe, he is part of all that canoes have ever known.

— Sigurd F. Olson

And so when we talk about intangible values remember that they cannot be separated from the others. The conservation of waters, forests, soils, and wildlife are all involved with the conservation of the human spirit. The goal we all strive toward is happiness, contentment, the dignity of the individual, and the good life. This goal will elude us forever if we forget the importance of the intangibles.

— Sigurd F. Olson

As long as there are young men with the light of adventure in their eyes or a touch of wilderness in their souls, rapids will be run.

— Sigurd F. Olson

Man's history is woven into waterways, for not only did he live beside them, but he used them as highways for hunting, exploration, and trade. Water assured his welfare, its absence meant migration or death, its constancy nourished his spirit. A mountain, a desert, or a great forest might serve his need of strength, but water reflects his inner needs.

— Sigurd F. Olson

At times on quiet waters one does not speak aloud but only in whispers, for then all noise is sacrilege.

— Sigurd F. Olson

The way of a canoe is the way of the wilderness, and of a freedom almost forgotten.

— Sigurd F. Olson

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