Wilderness Values

FAQs

Q: What is a designated “Wilderness Area”?

A:  Land designated by Congress at the highest level of conservation and protection

Q: Why are “Wilderness Areas” important?

A:  Protecting “Wilderness Areas” preserves and protects natural ecosystems, in their natural state, to remain wild.  Designated Wilderness are areas “where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.”

  • Every footprint matters
  • Look with your Eyes, not your Hands
  • Pack it in, pack it out