50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act
In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act, designating 9.1 million acres of federal land as wilderness and creating a mechanism to designate more wilderness areas in the future. Today there are more than 106 million acres of designated wilderness in the United States – and 32 million of them are in Alaska! Join us in 2014 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act by exploring Alaska’s wild places, where wildlife abounds and the natural surroundings will take your breath away. The National Park Service, National Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manage Alaska’s wilderness areas, which can be found in all corners of the state. Alaska Public Lands Information Center locations in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Ketchikan and Tok are great resources for travelers interested in the state’s public lands.
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