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The National Park Service (NPS) Wilderness Program assists individual parks in implementing the requirements of the 1964 Wilderness Act through policy and guidance development, training for managers and staff, technical assistance, and advisory services. Over 50 percent of the National Park System is congressionally designated wilderness with additional acreage in more than 25 parks proposed or recommended for wilderness designation.

This toolbox provides resource materials and management guidance for people involved in wilderness stewardship. Learn about the work of the National Park Service WILDERNESS LEADERSHIP COUNCIL, including contacts, annual reports and stewardship awards. Look in MANAGEMENT for legislation,review process, policies and planning documents.