• By very definition this wilderness is a need. The idea of wilderness as an area without man's influence is man's own concept. Its values are human values. Its preservation is a purpose that arises out of man's own sense of his fundamental needs

    Howard Zahniser, Ed Zahniser, George D. Davis, Paul Schaefer, Douglas W. Scott (1992). “Where Wilderness Preservation Began: Adirondack Writings of Howard Zahniser”, North Country Books Incorporated