Every person in the United States is directly or indirectly involved with wilderness today. Some people are directly involved with wilderness as volunteers, educators, artists, subsistence gatherers, rangers, or managers. Others drink water from watersheds protected in wilderness areas. Some people hunt and gather food in wilderness areas, where allowed. Many people explore and do research in wilderness areas. Guides lead trips on foot, on horseback, in rafts, and canoes so that more people can experience wilderness areas. Students join wilderness expeditions. Travelers and local residents gaze at expansive views of undeveloped landscapes. Americans learn about their heritage and dream for the future in wilderness areas across the country.
Hear from people who are involved with wilderness by selecting their portrait.