Landscapes Essay

1787 words 8 pages
Take-Home Essay The world we live in today is always changing, whether it be technology or the land. As these changes take place, society must adapt to them. Many things begin to change as a result of this and society beings to turn into something completely different. One of the most overlooked changes that takes place is that of the environment and landscape. The landscape is one of the most important parts of our society's culture and has a great effect on how we live. It seems that nowadays, many individuals are taking advantage of the land and nothing appreciating it for every thing that it is worth. Its true that not everyone is going to look at the environment and landscape in the same way, however that is no excuse to …show more content…

There are many individuals who simply value the land for its economic value, like Leopold touched upon. These are the big businesses and companies who are only concerned with making money, and could careless about what they are doing to the environment and landscape. They have no value or respect for the land, as in this case, the all mighty dollar is the only thing that matters. Power is always a nice thing to have, and when dealing with landscape and the protection of landscape, power is a great thing to have. The more power you have, and the higher up on the social scale you are, the level of influence on decisions regarding the landscape are going to be high. However, the more people make their voices heard, and the more they do to protect the land they love and value more than money, the greater chance they have of increasing the possibility of making a difference. It may be all about power, but I feel that, that power can be overcome with love and dedication, and that is exactly what those who care about the land have. The shaping of landscape today can also be attributed to Native Americans, as they have done many things to shape the landscape. They were known to use fire to clear land so they could plant different types of crops, make travel easier, reduce insect pests, reduce potential cover for enemies, enhance conditions for berries, drive game, and


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