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Wilderness

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Wilderness is a natural environment on Earth that has not been significantly modified by human activity. But what does significantly modified mean?

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Wilderness

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Headlines

Nature needs to be taken seriously - protecting our wild places is not an optional add-on
Fifty Years Ago, the First Move to Save U.S. Wilderness
National Wilderness Month
Rewilding the World
What is wilderness - National Geographic Adventure Blog

Quotes

Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread
- Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire

The idea of wilderness needs no defence. It only needs more defenders.
- Edward Abbey

Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity.
- John Muir

I believe this need of wilderness is inherent in most of us, even those seemingly farthest removed.
- Sigurd Olson

Elsewhere on the Web

Wilderness stewardship
wilderness.net
http://roadfree.org

Wilderness Act

On September 3, 1964, the U.S. Congress passed into Public Law the Wilderness Act “To establish a National Wilderness Preservation System for the permanent good of the whole people, and for other purposes”. This law was established “In order to assure that an increasing population, accompanied by expanding settlement and growing mechanization, does not occupy and modify all areas within the United States and its possessions…” [Public Law 88-577].

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilderness_Act
http://www.wilderness.net/nwps/legisact
https://twitter.com/wild50th
http://letstalknevada.com/celebrating-49-years-of-the-wilderness-act

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