Wild Ideas
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Wild ideas have, and will continue to, inspire the preservation of wilderness. In the 1950's, the Wilderness Act was a wild idea. Today it is a reality. Americans continue to draw inspiration from the past, and from wilderness itself, while working to preserve wilderness for future generations. Check this page every few weeks for quotes, articles, resources, products, events - new "wild ideas" that hopefully will inspire you to explore and preserve America’s wilderness resource. Follow the links and explore the documents below.

Many individuals worked to establish the National Wilderness Preservation System. Wilderness preservation was, and continues to be, a national public effort. Meet some of the people who led the way - Aldo Leopold, Bob Marshall, Mardy Murie, Sigurd Olson, and Howard Zahniser - by reading the short biographies below.

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