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
In any reflection on my love for wilderness, it is the realization that whenever I find myself in wilderness, the prevailing influence that I sense so deeply is the wildness of the place.
Following the celebration of the first 50 years of the National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS), we have put away the reusable champagne glasses and…