Back to our Future

Dick SmytheCan we possibly glimpse a desired future by recalling the past? Has the environmental movement in the United States failed?  A noted authority thinks so. Do we understand that “Nature is no conservationist?” What legacy might we wish to leave for our descendants?

Dick Smythe is an entomologist retired from the research division of the US Forest Service.  Throughout his life he has maintained two dominant interests: first, his fascination with the natural world – our non-human environment and endless source of wonder; second, his abiding interest in religion/theology – a subject of continuing education and challenge.