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Seton established an early version of the Boy Scouts, teaching and encouraging kids to have respect for nature and experience the wilderness in all it's glory. Ernest Seton became a fierce advocate for the gray wolf, educating the public about them. He wrote over 60 books, magazine articles and short stories. His first book, "Wild Animals I Have Known," has been in print since it was published in 1898. The first story is about Lobo and how he changed Seton's view about wolves. His hunt for the gray wolf opened his eyes and heart, making wildlife conservation possible. "Lobo, the King of Currumpaw" was the first popular story written portraying the gray wolf in their natural habitat in a realistic and empathic way. Ernest Seton wrote, " Ever since Lobo, my sincerest wish has been to impress upon people that each of our native wild creatures is in itself a precious heritage that we have no right to destroy or put beyond the reach of our children. " Lobo was the gray wolf who changed America forever. Ernest Thompson Seton was the man transformed by a brave, loyal, intelligent, steadfast and dignified wolf who wasn't evil. Just an animal trying to survive in a world where humans didn't understand, and some still don't, why the gray wolf has a right to life and why wildlife conservation matters.


Fish and Wildlife Service at http://www. fws. gov there are 10 national refuges within the state. Each of those areas that have been set aside to provide nesting, habitat and survival areas for plants and wildlife has its own unique history. Some sites have long been a part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, begun by President Theodore Roosevelt, but others are relative newcomers to the system. These three refuges provide a good sample of what you can see and enjoy when visiting National Wildlife Refuges in Alabama. Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge, Anniston, AL The Cahaba River flows for some 200 miles and is the longest stream in the state of Alabama. According to the U. S. Fish and Wildlife service the river supports 64 "rare and imperiled" species of both plants and wildlife. It is not surprising that a section of the river was selected out to be preserved as a national wildlife refuge.