BC: http://wilderness.org/content/quotes-wilderness http://www.wilderness.net/index.cfm?fuse=NWPS&sec=legisAct#6 http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h112-2420
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