It is primeval forest, and it’s all about water. Water. Water. Water. The task of its guardians is to keep the watershed untouched, to resist the slightest encroachment of a developer, or logger or anyone else. They put diapers on the horses used to remove wind-fallen trees to keep the forest floor unsullied (hired a guy for six bucks an hour to change ‘em, too). The Headworks Crew jokes, “We’re told we’ll lose our jobs if we’re caught fishing. So you’ll know what we’ll be doing on our last day!”
Man faces an interesting environmental challenge in preserving pristine wilderness. The changes of Nature are supposed to be organically accepted, not resisted. Outside of a few protected areas such as Bull Run Watershed in the alpine heart of Oregon’s Mt. Hood National Forest, the human race has very little practice at that.
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