Introduction to wilderness (Alt + 1)
What is wilderness? (Alt + 2)
Where is wilderness? (Alt + 3)
Why do we choose to protect wilderness? (Alt + 4)
How is wilderness managed? (Alt + 5)
Who is connected to wilderness? (Alt + 6)
Wilderness up close (Alt + 7)
Wilderness and You (Alt + 8)
John Buchheit
Wendy Cass
Steve Bair
Alan Cossa
Meg Weesner
James Akerson
Brian Gilbert
Doug Morris
Ed Zahniser
Barry Sweet
Brannon Ketcham
Nina Roberts
Terry Terrell
Tom MacFadden
Gary Somers
Larry Frederick
Help and Information Center (Alt + H)
Return to Wilderness Main Index (Alt + I)
Return to Views Visitor Center (Alt + V)
Glossary (Alt + G)
Text-only Page (Alt +T)
Teacher Resource Center for Wilderness (Alt + R)

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.