Wilderness – Managing the Land
Wilderness – Managing the Land
Wilderness – Managing the Land – Trail Climb Nation has listed a few organizations below that do a tremendous job of working with park systems, government bodies, and the public to protect the wilderness areas we all love.
The Guiding Principle
Wilderness – Managing the Land … “shall be administered for the use and enjoyment of the American people in such manner as will leave them unimpaired for future use and enjoyment as wilderness, and so as to provide for the protection of these areas, the preservation of their wilderness character, and for the gathering and dissemination of information regarding their use and enjoyment as wilderness.” Courtesy of the Forest Service website.
What is wilderness?
Wilderness is a natural environment that has not been significantly modified by human activity. It may also be defined as the last truly wild places that humans do not control and have not developed with roads or urban infrastructure. Wilderness – Managing the Land.
Some governments establish them by law or administrative acts. One noticeable indication is that human activity is restricted significantly. These actions seek not only to preserve what already exists, but also to promote and advance a natural expression and development. Wilderness areas can be found in preserves, conservation preserves, National Forests, and National Parks.
Wilderness belongs to you
Guess who owns 618 million acres of American wildlands? You.
You own red-rock canyons and turquoise rivers. Desert plains and jagged mountain peaks. You own Arctic tundra, southern wildflower fields and cool northern forests. All these iconic wild places are part of your “great American backyard.” Wilderness.org website
Common Wilderness Management Policies
- The area is managed for primitive and unconfined recreation.
- Naturally occurring fire is allowed, as much as possible, to play its natural role.
- Complex congressional guidelines provide for existing levels of grazing and necessary range improvements.
- No roads or timber harvest.
- No motorized use except for emergencies
Trail Climb Nation has listed a few organizations below that do a tremendous job of working with park systems, government bodies, and the public to protect the wilderness areas we all love.
The Wilderness Society – America’s wild places are precious. From the wild rivers of Colorado … to the massive redwoods in California … from the Moab Desert’s dramatic stonescapes … to a peaceful place close to home. Wild places shape us. They change us. You need wilderness in your life. And we need you. Please join today.
Sierra Nevada Conservancy – Sierra Nevada forests are one of the primary foundations for California’s rich biodiversity, the source of most of California’s water and a premier recreational destination for people around the world. Large, damaging wildfires threaten this resource and put at risk the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) Region’s many contributions to all of California.
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy – The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s mission is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come. The ATC is committed not only to trail maintenance and protection, but to education, science and awareness as well. The trail’s size, uniqueness and the environmental effects of it and on it can provide valuable insights and advances for science and ecology