Conservation groups secure wilderness gem - Remote Walls of Jericho has rare species, scenic wonders

(Note: The Wildlands Project has arrived -- in Alabama and Tennessee." Could the following, uttered by Scott Davis, The Nature Conservancy's Tennessee director, be from the viewpoint of deep ecology, which is nature worship? If so, the carrot of allowing hunting to continue is nothing more than smoke and mirrors, to quiet those that would object to The Wildlands Project -- if only they knew that this is exactly what is planned to happen. Consider: "This is truly a unique place, spiritual almost. It's like walking into a giant cathedral -- you just want to be quiet.")

January 7, 2004

By Thomas Spencer

News staff writer, Birmingham News

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A legendary and scenic northeast Alabama wilderness known for its central rock and waterfall formation, the "Walls of Jericho," will be preserved and opened to the public thanks to a joint effort by The Nature Conservancy and Alabama's Forever Wild Program.