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Your Call: How can we best protect wilderness?

On today's Your Call, we’ll mark the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.  In 1964, 9.1 million acres of national forest represented the entire National Wilderness Preservation System. Today, the Wilderness Act protects 110 million acres of national forests, national parks, national wildlife refuges, and Bureau of Land Management land areas. Why does wilderness matter? And what is your favorite wilderness area? Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.


Rose Chilcoat, associate director of the Great Old Broads for Wilderness

Mark Harvey, professor of history at North Dakota State and the author of Wilderness Forever: Howard Zahniser and the Path to the Wilderness Act

Vicky Hoover, Sierra Club staff, Outings Leader, and public lands and wilderness advocate since the late 1960s

Web Resources:

Great Old Broads for Wilderness

Sierra Club

Celebrating 50 Years of American Wilderness: 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act

Wilderness Forever: Howard Zahniser and the Path to the Wilderness

United States Wilderness Areas

Troy Patch: Obama Signs Law Making Sleeping Bear Dunes a Federally Protected Wilderness

Californians for Western Wilderness (CalUWild)

Visions of the WIld