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. http://wilderness.org/blog/love-wilderness-video-will-make-you-want-protect-it
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: http://wilderness.org/wild/ 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