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.
In the closing session at the National Wilderness Conference, Monica Patel, a young, poised, articulate wilderness fellow, urged attendees to go home and prove that they were here.
“Race, Ethnicity, and Leisure: Perspectives on Research, Theory, and Practice” and “Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors”
Social Science in the Russian Far East: Understanding Protected Area Visitors’ and Local Residents’ Attitudes
A common justification for developing ecotourism opportunities within protected areas is that it helps to secure long-term conservation of wildlife and habitats and contributes to local socioeconomic development.