The Gold Standard for information about every area in our National Wilderness Preservation System—searchable by name or location of the wilderness, with descriptions, photos, and tabs to download maps and copies of the laws that designated each area. Jointly maintained by the Wilderness Institute at the University of Montana and the four federal wilderness agencies. Check out the Toolboxes on a wide variety of wilderness stewardship information and resources: http://www.wilderness.net/index.cfm?fuse=toolboxes
To download the complete text of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and relevant provisions of related laws, with my detailed annotations explaining the history and intent of the wording in the law, click here225.84 KB.
Working to encourage growth and protection of the wilderness system, The Campaign for America’s Wilderness is an arm of The Pew Charitable Trusts and deploys far the largest group of professional lobbyists, grassroots and media specialists working for designation of new wilderness areas, and working in close collaboration, of course, with local partner groups in each state and with the other national wilderness organizations. This site provides up-to-date information on every wilderness designation bill pending in Congress and where it stands in the legislative process.
The National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance works to establish and support the work of wilderness stewardship groups, mostly volunteer-run, which work with the hard-pressed federal agency staffs on light trail maintenance, trail monitoring, and visitor education. From the site click on the link to sign up for monthly e-newletter.
www.wildernesslandtrust.org The Wilderness Land Trust works with the federal agencies and private land owners as a realtor, negotiating win-win deals by which it acquires private lands surrounded by wilderness area and holds them until the federal agency has funding to acquire them from the Trust, which then recycles it funds for additional projects. Staffed by real estate experts, each transactions are based on valuation by a professional assessor. Works primarily in the western states.