Bruce Babbitt Quotes


22 Bruce Babbitt quotes:



"Cities in the Wilderness: A New Vision of Land Use in America."
Author: Babbitt Quotes Category: America Quotes
"Barry Goldwater and the Grand Canyon stand together; both unique, both monumental, both among the very best of God's creation. And I believe Barry Morris Goldwater will be remembered as long as each morning the sun continues to rise over the Grand Canyon,"
Author: Babbitt Quotes Category: Creation Quotes
"The creation of the Grand Staircase was a major chapter in the history of our public lands,"
Author: Babbitt Quotes Category: Creation Quotes
"The notion that big business and big labor and big government can sit down around a table somewhere and work out the direction of the American economy is at complete variance with the reality of where the American economy is headed. I mean, it's like dinosaurs gathering to talk about the evolution of a new generation of mammals."
"The causal chain of this fire is quite complex, ... I would liken it to what happens on a mountainside when a rock is dislodged, starts rolling down a hill, pretty soon there are more rocks clattering down the hill ... soon there's an avalanche."
Author: Babbitt Quotes Category: Fire Quotes
"It's a very tough situation, ... We've got two, three more weeks, maybe a month of fire season, and the weather prognosis is not very good."
Author: Babbitt Quotes Category: Fire Quotes
"Mistakes began with the preparation of the prescribed fire plan, ... Had those calculations been properly done, there would have been a larger background personnel and support (team on hand)."
Author: Babbitt Quotes Category: Fire Quotes
"Every successful prescribed fire is a blow for safety in surrounding communities and for forest health. These forests are made safer by periodic fires -- a natural part of the evolution, growth and maintenance of healthy forests,"
Author: Babbitt Quotes Category: Fire Quotes
"You fought the good fight. You were in it right up to the beginning."
Author: Babbitt Quotes Category: Beginning Quotes
"Stewart Udall, more than any other single person, was responsible for reviving the national commitment to conservation and environmental preservation."
Author: Babbitt Quotes Category: Commitment Quotes
"We have no choice but to manage these forests to get the fuel loads down. We can't abandon this program. What we've got to do instead is to correct the mistakes,"
Author: Babbitt Quotes Category: Choice Quotes
"In the spirit of the Christmas season I'm delivering a gift to the mining industry,"
Author: Babbitt Quotes Category: Christmas Quotes
"I'm a student of conservation history and what I see are cycles, ... The trend over time has been a broader level of conservation and concern. But there are peaks and valleys. We had tremendous environmental activism under Theodore Roosevelt, then went through a drought in the '20s. We had another resurgence in conservation interest in the '30s, hit a lull in the '50s, then had a highly active period in the '60s and '70s. We're in one of those down periods again, but I'm as certain as I can be that we're getting to the end of this period and headed toward a new era of conservation and concern."
Author: Babbitt Quotes Category: History Quotes
"I think what he will be remembered for most in history is the way he connected with regular people and brought the mystery and beauty of oceans into our personal lives,"
Author: Babbitt Quotes Category: History Quotes
"The proposed state non-game wildlife grants mark a real first in national conservation history, ... Never before has Washington offered a dedicated source of federal funding to the states for them to tailor programs benefiting all wildlife."
Author: Babbitt Quotes Category: History Quotes
"As deeply as gold or the grizzly bear, wild salmon infuse California's past, ... But through our collective will, today we help ensure that salmon swim on into our future. For they are not merely commodities, or emblems for a flag. Wild salmon are vital members of creation who enrich our landscapes, inspiring us through their upstream journey from sea to Sierra."
Author: Babbitt Quotes Category: Gold Quotes
"In recent years the Forest Service and land management agencies have been burning about 2 to 2 1/2 million acres a year with prescribed fires,"
Author: Babbitt Quotes Category: Land Quotes
"It is like living in a wilderness of mirrors. No fact goes unchallenged."
Author: Babbitt Quotes Category: Living Quotes
"With those mistakes embedded in it, the process began with the agency and participants behind the curve."
Author: Babbitt Quotes Category: Mistakes Quotes
"Had those calculations been properly done there would have been a larger background personnel and support, ... With those mistakes embedded in it, the process began with the (Forest Service) agency and participants behind the curve."
Author: Babbitt Quotes Category: Mistakes Quotes



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