“Being...out in nature, it’s just good for the soul. It’s cleansing...it gets you outside of yourself. It’s my...way to decompress.”
Edye Joyner, U.S. Marine Corps and Desert Storm veteran
What qualities found in nature help with the healing process?
Solitude. Wonder. Beauty. Mystery.
The value of nature is unknown except for those who experience it. Veterans entering civilian life after combat or years of service will tell you it helps them survive.
"Without having the wilderness so accessible, there would be a lot of vets—I know for a fact—that wouldn’t be here but still are."
Eric Guzman, 20 years of service, U.S. Marine Corps, machine gunner Army, Combat Engineer.