How Secure Is Wilderness In The National Park System?

From: National Parks Traveler

“Who controls the administration in Washington can impact candidates for wilderness designation. According to Buono, while the initial Park Service environmental impact statement that examined potential wilderness in the park units in Alaska found 16.9 million acres that qualified for such designation, “William Horn, Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks directed that the preferred alternative in the DEIS show 7 million acres. In December 1988, acting Assistant Secretary Susan Reece reduced the preferred alternative acres to 4.6 million. The EIS is now outdated and of limited value or relevance.”

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