National Wildlife Refuge System

WILDERNESS: 40th ANNIVERSARY

Wilderness in the National Wildlife Refuge System is represented in a variety of ecosystems:
Credit: USFWS
 
Credit: USFWS
 
Credit: USFWS
 
Credit: USFWS
 
Credit: USFWS


Remnants of America's Wilderness remain today in 44 states as frontiers for humans and wildlife, thanks to the Wilderness Act, which celebrated its 40th anniversary on September 3, 2004.

Find wilderness at a national wildlife refuge near you – Wilderness Areas at National Wildlife Refuges and National Fish Hatcheries.

Learn about the National Wilderness Preservation System at www.wilderness.net.

Learn more about the benefits of wilderness. (387 KB PDF)

Last updated: August 16, 2013