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FC: "Wilderness" in the U.S. Caty Nava Johanna Villarreal Lawson O'Donnell

1: What is Wilderness? ..."It is an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man..." Section 2(c)

2: Why does it exist? So that the growing human population does not occupy all of lands and to ensure there are some lands under preservation of their natural condition.

3: What legislation protects it? The WIlderness Act of 1964 signed by Lyndon B. Johnson. | The original bill established 9.1 million acres of federally protected land.

4: How does it protect it? Each administration any areas designated as wilderness shall be responsible for preserving the wilderness of the area.

5: Why? Wilderness areas shall be devoted to the public purpose of recreational, scenic, scientific, educational, conservation, and historical use.

6: "Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters,and teach some of us more than we ever learn from books" - Sir John Lubbock

7: In current years there have been attempts to protect the wilderness. For example,The Colorado Wilderness Act 2011 is attempting to designate lands under

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