Follow the #WILDERNESS50 Conference
On Sept. 3, 1964 President Johnson signed into law the Wilderness Act, making the United States the first country in the world to define and designate wilderness areas through law. Today, the BLM manages 221 Wilderness areas, encompassing 8.7 million acres, through its National Conservation Lands. Another 528 WSAs remain, totaling 12.7 million acres.
This week, wilderness partners, stewards, educators, students and researchers will gather in New Mexico for a National Wilderness Conference. The event will include more than 20 keynote speakers and panelists, 84 presenter sessions and a poster session exploring contemporary topics in wilderness stewardship - even free webinars for virtual participation.
Follow the conference events all week using #Wilderness50. CLICK HERE to learn more.