Wilderness: Overview and Statistics

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In 1964, the Wilderness Act established a national system of congressionally designated areas to be preserved in a wilderness condition: “where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.” This report provides a brief history of wilderness, describes what wilderness is, identifies permitted and prohibited uses in wilderness areas, and provides data on the 109.8 million acres of designated wilderness areas as of January 1, 2015.

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Hoover, Katie January 12, 2015.

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In 1964, the Wilderness Act established a national system of congressionally designated areas
to be preserved in a wilderness condition: “where the earth and its community of life are
untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.” This report provides a brief history of wilderness, describes what wilderness is, identifies permitted and prohibited uses in wilderness areas, and provides data on the 109.8 million acres of designated wilderness areas as of January 1, 2015.

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14 Pages.

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Hoover, Katie. Wilderness: Overview and Statistics, report, January 12, 2015; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc820958/: accessed September 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.