Wilderness is a relatively new and powerful idea that is still finding its footing in the world of science.
The World Wilderness Congress (WWC) was initiated in South Africa in 1977 and now occurs globally every three or four years in a different region.
The Mississippi River is the primary river of the largest drainage in North America.
The crux of wilderness character and of the 1964 Wilderness Act itself lies in the word untrammeled and its caveat that we must not project our human desires and mental constructs onto designated wilderness.
This year, 2014, is the 20th anniversary of the International Journal of Wilderness – a good time to review where we’ve been, and where we’re headed.
Poetry lovers do not turn to the United States Statutes at Large looking for new verses to savor. For all their legal majesty, the words of the law are almost without exception dry and precise, intentionally drained of all possible imprecision. So what are we to make of this, from the Wilderness Act of 1964 (U.S. Public Law 88-577)?