The National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS), established by the Wilderness Act in 1964, is the world’s largest and best-protected conservation system. But it falls short in its protection of the full range of 553 ecosystem types found on national public lands in the lower 48 s
To mark the 50th year since the signing of the Wilderness Act in 1964, the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment and The Wilderness Society will host a conference on September 4 and 5 at the University of Colorado Law School in Boulder.
In honor of the Wilderness Act, signed into law by President Johnson 50 years ago on September 3rd, a new publication from The Wilderness Society celebrates the role of wilderness in shaping national character, highlights the significance of wilderness to today’s diverse America and calls
As the Sleeping Bear Dunes Wilderness is officially dedicated today, The Wilderness Society praised Michigan Representative Dan Benishek and Senator Carl Levin for championing the bipartisan legislation that now protects this incredible place – the first wilderness area to be approved by C
At an event at the State Capitol today in Denver, Governor Hickenlooper, The Wilderness Society, Conservation Colorado, Sierra Club and other organizations celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964.