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Thanks to the passage of the Wilderness Act in 1964, the U.S.
With the stroke of the pen, President Johnson created the National Wilderness Preservation System, which then comprised a little over 9 million acres of irreplaceable Forest Service land.
Next week, Americans across the country will mark the 50th anniversary of one of the country’s most effective conservation laws, the Wilderness Act. Signed by President Johnson on September 3, 1964, the Act was a h