Here's a great installment in the Yosemite Nature Notes series (Episode 3 - Wilderness). It puts words to how I'm sure many of us feel about the wilderness in a way that can be used to share that with folks who don't understand the value of it. Enjoy!
If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them more than the miracle of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it.
- Lyndon Johnson, on signing the Wilderness Act into law (1964)