Environmentalist and writer Sigurd F. Olson remains one of the icons of the environmental preservation movement. He served as a consultant to Minnesota senators, governors and later to Gifford Pinchot, Stuart Udahl and other government agents during the presidencies of Roosevelt thru Carter. He had a hand in drafting The Wilderness Act of 1964 and in establishing nature preservation and wilderness areas. In 1974 he received the highly prestigious John Burrough’s medal for nature writing. The panel discusses part one of his 1976 best selling book entitled Reflections from the North Country in which he ponders man’s spiritual connection to nature and the environment.