Man's Hand on the Landscape

All too often we read about or see first-hand the destruction of wild spaces and habitat as a result of oil spills, acid rain, logging, mining, and pollution; all acts of mankind. It's easy to forget man is part of nature too, and is capable of restoration and preservation of beautiful places. The pictures in this gallery represent the hand of man on the landscape. Sometimes this is as simple as an old fence along the edge of a woods, or a well-worn path through the trees. Whether "improvements" or not, often the beauty of these signs of man can't be denied.

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Beaver marshes trail, Yellowstone NP, Wyoming, U.S.

The "Beaver Marsh" hiking trail in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, U.S. Created by elk, used by man.

Fishing, Punderson State Park, Ohio, U.S.

Fishing in Punderson State Park in northeast Ohio on a cold and misty May morning.


Fence at Kendall Lake, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio, U.S.

The remains of a split-rail fence along Kendall Lake in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio, U.S.

Beaver marsh, Cuyahoga Valley NP, Ohio, U.S.

A bike/walk trail above a marsh in Cuyahoga Valley National Park in northeast Ohio, U.S.


Pier, Kendall Lake, Cuyahoga Valley NP, Ohio, U.S.

A fishing and observation pier on Kendall Lake in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

The Path, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio, U.S.

Autumn leaves on trail and wooden bridge across a creek in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio, U.S.


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