The Wilderness Act

Protects our WIldlife

A Little 'Inside' Info

Signed into law in 1964, created the National Wilderness Preservation System and recognized wilderness as “an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain." Some of the pictures below can give you a small idea of what this Act is protecting.

How was the Wilderness Act created?

Howard Zahniser of The Wilderness Society created the Wilderness Act of 1964. This Act protects over 9.1 million acres of wilderness! A lot of the ideas that the Wilderness Society believes in comes from none other than our great President, Teddy Roosevelt. Roosevelt had a passion for the outdoors and wanted the generations after him to experience the same things that he had.

A Moment in the Past

Teddy Roosevelt once said, that "conservation and rural-life policies are really two sides of the same policy; and down at bottom this policy rests upon the fundamental law that neither man nor nation can prosper unless, in dealing with the present, thought is steadily taken for the past and the future." Roosevelt wanted to conserve our resources for countless more generations.

Some More Information

This Act is a National Act.

The Wilderness Act of 1964 (Pub.L. 88–577)

It is great that this land is being preserved but I would like to see all this land being used more. Maybe using it to relocate endangered species. Using some more of the land for recreation so that people are more aware of their surroundings. Also, even though 9.1 million acres of land is quite large, I would like to see some more land being protected as well as other nations taking our 'cue'.

Now Go Outside and Enjoy God's Beautiful Creation!