How the public and managers value wilderness areas has been an important inquiry as it is a measure of support for the National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) (Cordell et al. 2005).
Enshrined into Section 4(b) of the Wilderness Act is the requirement that each wilderness management agency “shall be responsible for preserving the wilderness character of the area.”
After a two-hour drive and an hour-long hike we were homing in on the location. I held up the photo and Max agreed – we were close.
Fifteen years ago, the interagency Wilderness Policy Council (WPC) began discussing the need for an interagency strategy to monitor trends in wilderness character.
The Wilderness Act commands that wilderness areas be managed for “the preservation of their wilderness character”
The 1964 Wilderness Act’s Statement of Policy, Section 2(a) states that wilderness areas “shall be administered… so as to provide for the protection