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The National Wilderness Preservation System

The National Wilderness Preservation System

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Published by Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress in [Washington, DC] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wilderness areas -- Law and legislation -- United States,
  • Nature conservation -- Law and legislation -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby George H. Siehl
    SeriesMajor studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1983-84, reel 4, fr. 0599
    ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationv, 39 p.
    Number of Pages39
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15453168M

      Fifty years ago on September 3, , President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law. This established the National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) and designated million acres of wildlands for preservation. In the last 50 years, Congress has added an additional million acres to the System. The wilderness areas within. Wilderness Connect ; University of Montana; 32 Campus Drive; Missoula, Montana ; Phone: () [email protected]; Wilderness Connect Policies.

    The Machesna Mountain Wilderness now contains a total of 19, acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In the Machesna Mountain Wilderness became part of the now over million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. The new law designated 54 National Forest areas million acres--as units of the National Wilderness Preservation System, with special provisions for certain restricted commercial uses for a limited period. Included were all the Wilderness, Wild and Canoe areas previously established by the Department of Agriculture.

      Unprotected wildlands (de facto wilderness) of both sorts that qualify for inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation System cover a total of 12,, acres. (In general, a proposed wilderness must be roadless and undeveloped, but the area need not be pristine.) Forest. Most of Oregon’s designated wilderness is generally forested. Thanks to its breathtaking granite landscape and surrounding scenery, as well as relative accessibility, Desolation Wilderness is one of the most popular wilderness areas in the National Wilderness Preservation System. Permit offices offering virtual services only until further notice.


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The National Wilderness Preservation System Download PDF EPUB FB2

The wilderness system preserves the wildest of our wild lands with the highest level of government protection. Today, the National Wilderness Preservation System includes more than million acres of protected wilderness areas for all Americans to enjoy.

Further, the designation of any area of any park, monument, or other unit of the national park system as a wilderness area pursuant to this Act shall in no manner lower the standards evolved for the use and preservation of such park, monument, or other unit of the national park system in accordance with the Act of Augthe statutory.

The National Wilderness Preservation System Since and passage of the Wilderness Act, wilderness advocates have been successful in expanding the size of the National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) from the nine million acres originally designated by the Wilderness Act to nearly million acres now.

Fifty years ago on September 3,President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law. This established the National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) and designated million acres of wildlands for preservation. In the last 50 years, Congress has added an additional million acres to the System.

Volume 11 of Additions to the National Wilderness Preservation System: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Public Lands and National Parks of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth Congress, First [-second] Session, United States.

Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. National Wilderness Preservation System. Designated wilderness in the National Park Service is part of the National Wilderness Preservation System - a network of more than designated wilderness areas managed by four federal agencies that protect over million acres of land and water in the United States.

The National Wilderness Preservation System. Black Elk Wilderness area was designated as part of the National Wilderness Preservation System by Congress in The area is named for the Oglala Sioux spiritual leader Black Elk and is sacred to many American Indians.

It is the only Wilderness at Black Hills National. The act created our National Wilderness Preservation System and provided the means for Americans to induct unspoiled areas into the system. The Wilderness Society played an instrumental role in passing the Wilderness Act, and has since utilized this tool to contribute a total of million acres to the National Wilderness Preservation System.

When Congress passed and President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Wilderness Act on September 3,it created the National Wilderness Preservation System. The initial statutory wilderness areas, designated in the Act, comprised million acres (37, km²) of national forest wilderness areas in the United States of America previously.

The other type of wilderness management is preservation, which encourages people to preserve the wilderness by not using natural resources. The United States government recognizes different wilderness areas in all 50 states. The largest is the Wrangell-Saint Elias Wilderness in Alaska, which is 36, square-kilometers (9, acres).

Today the National Wilderness Preservation System that Zanhiser helped create now includes areas, stretching an incredibleacres through 44 states and Puerto Rico. Inthe passage of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) added over 56 million acres of wilderness to the system.

The federal government owns million acres (29%) of the nearly billion acres of land in the United States. Four agencies administer million acres (96%) of this land: the Forest Service in the Department of Agriculture, The Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, and National Park Service, all in the Department of the Interior.

The Multiple Values of Wilderness. A multidisciplinary team of authors and researchers clarify the meaning of different types of Wilderness values and present replicable, science-based evidence of these values in this volume.

The intended audience is all those interested in the future of the U.S. National Wilderness Preservation System.

The Sylvania Wilderness encompas acres of primitive lands and is part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. Visitors can camp in 50 designated campsites within the Sylvania Wilderness. Visitors enjoy endless canoeing, fishing, hiking and wildlife viewing opportunities. is a website formed in through a collaborative partnership between the W.A.

Franke College of Forestry and Conservation's Wilderness Institute at The University of Montana, the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center and the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research latter two partners are the wilderness training and research arms of the Federal government.

The Wilderness Preservation Act, passed inestablished the National Wilderness Preservation System and set forth criteria for designating lands for inclusion in this system. According to the act, wilderness must have the following characteristics: absence of significant human impact.

Wilderness Act This Act, which was passed inclassified and protected 54 wilderness areas (about million acres) and established a system of adding new lands to the National Wilderness Preservation System.

It also allowed jurisdiction over these wilderness areas by the Forest Service, National Park Service, or Fish and Wildlife Service. Wilderness Podcast is a passion project about wilderness and wild places, where I am attempting to tell the story of wilderness both past and present.

In this program you will find a heavy focus on public lands and our National Wilderness Preservation System, but it also seeks to expand the scope of wilderness beyond distant landscapes.

National Wilderness Preservation System Map. Jan 3, (Last modified Oct 3, ) Created by Lisa Ronald. Export Open Map Open Map. Description.

This map shows official federal agency boundaries for all wilderness areas managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, Forest Service and National Park Service. #66 Around the Campfire; A Brief History of the National Wilderness Preservation System There are any number of books, booklets, and articles about Wilderness Areas in the United States, but little has been written about the history of how designated Wilderness Areas have grown in number of areas and in total acreage from to today.

National Wilderness Preservation System There are any number of books, booklets, and articles about Wilderness Areas in the United States, but little has been written about the history of how designated Wilderness Areas have grown in number of areas and in total acreage from to today.The new NWPS map shows all designated Wilderness areas in the United States, and the color of each area depicts which of the four Federal agencies administers the Wilderness.

In addition to the map, insets on the front side show wilderness photos, a summary of the wilderness legacy, and quotes from citizens about what wilderness means to them.The Wilderness Act of established the National Wilderness Preservation System, which today has grown to more than million acres, approximately half of which are located in Alaska.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages 21 designated Wilderness areas totaling approximately million acres on 10 National Wildlife Refuges units in.