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50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act

This board celebrates 50 years of wilderness protections and the 2014 anniversary of the landmark Wilderness Act. Find out about the act and celebration news and events here.

50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act

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The Wilderness Act celebrates its 50th anniversary this month. The act created our National Wilderness Preservation System and a means by which Americans can protect wilderness. It is now considered one of America's greatest conservation achievements. In honor of the anniversary, our infographic explains some of the many benefits that our wilderness areas provide.

A new video produced by This American Land celebrates the 50th anniversary of a piece of legislation that has given Americans their strongest tool for protecting wildlands: The Wilderness Act.

Love wilderness? This video will make you want to protect it.

As the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act approaches, we put together a gallery of outstanding images that showcase public lands in their most breathtaking light.

Wild light: 11 images that will transport you into the wilderness

As we look to the 50th anniversary of The Wilderness Act, editorial cartoons from the 1960s show a pro-wilderness stance.

6 pro-wilderness cartoons from the 1960s

20 popular wilderness areas you should explore! #Greatoutdoors #hiking #camping

20 popular American Wilderness Areas

20 wilderness areas to see before you die! #hiking #outdoors

20 wilderness areas to see before you die

Check out the amazing wilderness stories and photos our followers have been sharing on our ‪#‎WeAreTheWild‬ gallery! Join the story sharing some of your own wilderness photos, videos and moments here: It's all part of our celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and the wild places that make us strong. #Outdoors #Camping #Hiking #Wilderness #GreatOutdoors

These are waterways where the river’s free-flowing character has been protected by prohibiting dams and ensuring corridors are undeveloped.

9 legendary waters in American wilderness

What's your best wilderness photo, video or story? Join others who are sharing short moments! #WeAreTheWild

The Wilderness Society | We Are the Wild

Special Report: Wilderness: Our Enduring American Legacy - The Wilderness Act turns 50

Check out some amazing photos of wilderness on our 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act flickr page.

Wilderness Infographic

Why does wilderness matter? This infographic explains

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Learn all about the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.