America’s wilderness awaits your discovery! Over 105 million acres of wilderness is protected for you and future generations. Learn what wilderness is, how you benefit from wilderness and explore your role in the preservation of this unique American resource.

This project, a collaborative effort between the federal land management agencies involved with preserving wilderness, strives to connect Americans with their public lands.

For more information about this project and wilderness, contact:
The Arthur Carhart Wilderness Training Center, (406) 243-4682

The mission of this interagency center is “to preserve the values and benefits of wilderness for present and future generations by connecting agency employees and the public with their wilderness heritage through training, information, and education.”



Introductory Video Text

Introduction to wilderness

What is wilderness?

Where is wilderness?

Why did U.S. citizens feel the need to legally protect wilderness?

How is wilderness managed?

Who is involved with wilderness today?

Wilderness up close

How can you help?



Wilderness Index

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