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by J. Larson
4 years ago
Happy 50th Anniversary Wilderness Act of 1964

The year is 2014 and what you probably don't know is this year is the 50th anniversary of a critical piece of legislation that has defined land management in the US for half a century. The Wilderness Act took land that was of special and sensitive nature and placed it in the most highly protected status that land can have in the United States. In a decade filled with important legislation the Wilderness Act took a backseat to heavy hitters like the Clean Air and Water Quality Act buts it legacy is not to be denied it gave us a "enduring resource of wilderness..."

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