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evergreen trees in the Maroon Bells Wilderness in White River National Forest, Colorado
December 28, 2014

Spruced Up

Evergreen trees populate the Maroon Bells Wilderness in Colorado’s White River National Forest. Photographer Pete McBride argues that management of U.S. wilderness areas—including the introduction of plant and animal species to balance ecosystems—keeps these large swaths of land from being truly wild.

See more from McBride’s ode to wilderness on Proof.

Photograph by Pete McBride
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