Wilderness Podcast

Wilderness, Inc. | Scott Silver | Wild Wilderness | Ep. 033

May 25, 2020 Wilderness Podcast
Wilderness Podcast
Wilderness, Inc. | Scott Silver | Wild Wilderness | Ep. 033
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Wilderness, Inc. | Scott Silver | Wild Wilderness | Ep. 033
May 25, 2020
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In this episode, we discuss Scott’s background, what Central Oregon was like back in the 1980s, being a gardener vs. letting nature take its course, the Oregon Malheur (Owyhee) Bill, about his organization, Wild Wilderness, Fee Demo (lifting the prohibition of charging user fees for outdoor recreation), the influence of the American Recreation Coalition and the RV Industries Association, the Wise Use Movement, The Blue Ribbon Coalition, the history of motorized recreation on public lands, commercialization and privatization of America’s public lands, promoting undeveloped recreation, the problem with industrial strength recreation, experiencing wilderness through transcendence, the dark side of Recreation.gov, Central Oregon Wilderness Reservation System, envisioning a dystopian future of tracking people in Wilderness and the death of the American environmental movement. 

"Wilderness is a place, a path, and a portal through which those who are willing to throw off their encumbrances are able to connect with their humanity."

"When Big “W” Wilderness is treated like little “w” wilderness and little “w" wilderness is treated like parks and parks are treated like playgrounds, the battle for the wilderness will be lost.” 

Quotes by Scott Silver

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Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss Scott’s background, what Central Oregon was like back in the 1980s, being a gardener vs. letting nature take its course, the Oregon Malheur (Owyhee) Bill, about his organization, Wild Wilderness, Fee Demo (lifting the prohibition of charging user fees for outdoor recreation), the influence of the American Recreation Coalition and the RV Industries Association, the Wise Use Movement, The Blue Ribbon Coalition, the history of motorized recreation on public lands, commercialization and privatization of America’s public lands, promoting undeveloped recreation, the problem with industrial strength recreation, experiencing wilderness through transcendence, the dark side of Recreation.gov, Central Oregon Wilderness Reservation System, envisioning a dystopian future of tracking people in Wilderness and the death of the American environmental movement. 

"Wilderness is a place, a path, and a portal through which those who are willing to throw off their encumbrances are able to connect with their humanity."

"When Big “W” Wilderness is treated like little “w” wilderness and little “w" wilderness is treated like parks and parks are treated like playgrounds, the battle for the wilderness will be lost.” 

Quotes by Scott Silver

Support the show (http://www.wildernesspodcast.com/support)