September 3, 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the signing The Wilderness Act. This landmark legislation established a system and protocol for preserving public lands in the USA, both for the use and enjoyment of people, and also for the protection of unique flora and fauna and their habitats.
Many areas in the country are now designated as Wilderness, but there are many more that deserve the same protection. Hopefully those areas also will be preserved for generations to come.
Enjoy the slide show and get out and enjoy some wilderness yourself as soon as possible.