The values associated with wilderness are diverse and sometimes subtle, and cannot be fully accounted for in quantitative terms (Landres et al. 2008).
Congress Establishes New Wilderness Areas … and the Correct Total Acreage of Our National Wilderness Preservation System
On August 7, 2015, President Barack Obama entered the Cabinet Room and, with pleased members of Congress and conservation leaders looking on, signed the Sawtooth National Recreation Area
Wilderness and the American Public: An Assessment and Comparison of Perceived Benefits of and Support for Wilderness Areas
The Wilderness Act (Public Law 88-577) was signed into law in 1965, creating the National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) to protect public wildlands in the United States.
Adirondack and Catskill residents as well as the general public in both New York State (NYS) and around the nation are still celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the 120th anniversary of the “forever wild” Article 14 of New York State’s constitution.
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act in the United States, conservationists across the country can be proud of the 757 areas encompassing nearly 110 million acres that currently comprise our National Wilderness Preservation System.
Wilderness Conservation Leader and Icon Dr. Ian Player, globally recognized wilderness and conservation legend, passed away peacefully on November 30, 2014, at age 87.