NPS Wilderness Detailed

As only God can make a tree, only Congress can make designated wilderness.  Yet, as detailed on these pages, the President and federal land management agencies have a vital role to play.


 
 

The enactment of the Wilderness Act on September 3, 1964 began a process that is ongoing. On this page –   

  • Examine the wilderness process leading from suitability to recommended to final designation;

 

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