Celebrate 50 Years of Wilderness!
On September 3, 1964, President Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law, protecting the country's wildest places for generations to come. The landmark conservation law protects nearly 110 million acres of U.S. wilderness.
You can explore wilderness on 63 national wildlife refuges in 26 states. Some refuge wilderness areas such as Okefenokee in Georgia, Great Swamp in New Jersey and Fort Niobrara in Nebraska are surprisingly near urban centers.
Celebrate wilderness. It's your birthright.
Refuge Update, March/April 2014 (395 KB PDF)
Fish and Wildlife News, Spring 2014
Wilderness on refuges
Scenic refuge wilderness
Wilderness 50th anniversary Web site: http://wilderness50th.org/
Last updated: August 18, 2014