Pictured: Coastal sage scrub and riparian habitat at San Diego National Wildlife Refuge | Photo by USFWS Pacific

This is not wilderness for designation or for a park. Not a scenic wilderness and not one good for fishing or the viewing of wildlife. It is wilderness that gets into your nostrils, that runs with your sweat. It is the core of everything living, wilderness like molten iron.
— Craig Childs, The Animal Dialogues: Uncommon Encounters in the Wild