In The News

    - Wilderness related news stories from around the country.

Adirondacks Celebrating 50th Anniversary of Wilderness Act - Lake George Mirror Newspaper

This year, as the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of the The National Wilderness Preservation Act of 1964, groups in the Adirondacks are taking advantage of the occasion to remind people that the Adirondack Park was its inspiration. Read Full Article

Umpqua Wilderness 50 Celebrates Anniversary of Wilderness Act -

The Umpqua National Forest is teaming up with the Douglas County Museum, Umpqua Watersheds, and the Umpqua Valley Arts Association for Umpqua Wilderness 50, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Read Full Article

Artist in residence chosen for White Mountains - SFGate

The forest and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire say poet, teacher, and photographer Susie O'Keeffe has been chosen as the artist in residence for 2014. Read Full Article

Celebrate 30 Years of Wilderness With Hike - Sheridan Media

This Saturday, the Wyoming Wilderness Association and Big Horn National Forest officials are hosting a free family hike to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Wilderness Protection Act and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act. Read Full Article

Lake Superior Wilderness Conference set - Daily Press

The Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute (SOEI) at Northland College will recognize the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Wilderness Act with a Lake Superior Wilderness Conference at the Inn on Lake Superior in Duluth on Sept. 5-6. Read Full Article

Feel the love, Wilderness - Steamboat Magazine

Artists and wildlife officials, land managers, fishermen, ranchers, naturalists, and photographers answer the question, "What does wilderness mean to you?" Read Full Article

Sonoman to hike John Muir Trail - Sonoma Valley Sun

Avid backpacker and wilderness advocate Teri Shore of Sonoma will hike the 211-mile John Muir Trail in the Sierra Nevada mountains to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Read Full Article

Conservationists Push To Expand Rogue River Wilderness Area - Jefferson Public Radio

On the fiftieth anniversary of the Wilderness Act, many conservationists are pushing for an expansion of the wilderness surrounding the iconic Rogue River. Read Full Article

New map published for Cabinet Mountains Wilderness - Spokesman-Review

New maps highlights about 80 trails and replaces old map from 1992. Read Full Article

Events give nod to Wilderness 50-year anniversary - Sky-Hi News

Various guided wilderness hikes hosted in June and July. Read Full Article

Camp Parsons Celebrates 50 Years of the Wilderness Act With Photography Contest for Boy Scouts - PRWeb

This summer, Boy Scouts arriving for High Adventure at Camp Parsons, the oldest continually running Boy Scout camp in the United States, will have an opportunity to participate in a photography contest celebrating the Wilderness 50 areas of the Olympic National Forest. Read Full Article

Film fest celebrates 50 years of wilderness - Spokesman-Review

A free mini-film festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act is traveling through the Inland Northwest this summer. Read Full Article

Southern Utah Museum of Art Seeks Artists for Wilderness Act Exhibition - KCSG

The staff of Southern Utah University's Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery invites regional artists to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964. Read Full Article

Colorado photographer John Fielder visits Craig - Craig Daily Press

Award-winning Colorado photographer John Fielder is touring Colorado as a way to highlight the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Read Full Article

Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Parks Announce Special Presentation - Sierra Sun Times

Edward Zahniser, son of the primary author of the Wilderness Act of 1964, will speak at the Three Rivers Arts Center on June 13, from 7-8 p.m. as part of "Wilderness Speaks: Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act". Read Full Article

Go Hike'em: Kick-off for Wilderness Act and Angell Job Corps Anniversaries - News Lincoln County

2014 National Trails Day will kick-off a summer-long series of events to celebrate our wilderness areas. This event will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of our coastal Angell Job Corps. Read Full Article

Apalachicola National Forest sponsors free Full Moon Hike into Bradwell Bay Wilderness - Foster Folly News

The Apalachicola National Forest is hosting a full moon interpretive hike into Bradwell Bay Wilderness as part of its 2014 commemoration of the Wilderness Act on Friday, June 13, 2014. Read Full Article

June 21 event celebrates Wilderness Act - Billings Gazette

The Longest Day of Wilderness - June 21 - a summer solstice gathering celebrating 50 years since the passage of the Wilderness Act, will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lindley Park Center and Pavilion in downtown Bozeman, MT. Read Full Article

Wilderness goal: get passport stamped for "Blue Mountains 7" - Spokesman-Review

The Blue Mountains National Forests (Malheur, Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests) have introduced the Wilderness Passport Challenge to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Read Full Article

Wilderness group selects Monte Dolack art to mark anniversary - KRTV

Monte Dolack 50th anniversary commemorative poster titled "The Peaceable Kingdom of Wilderness" unveiled at the Monte Dolack Gallery on Friday evening during First Friday. Read Full Article

A big year at the Great Swamp - Daily Record

Great Swamp celebrates 50-50-15: the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the refuge, the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and the 15th anniversary of our Friends group.Read Full Article


On Camera

    - Awe-inspiring photographs from professionals and amateurs alike.

"Wilderness Forever" Photography Contest Winner Images

This photo contest ran May-September 2013. Professional, amateur, and student winning photographs will be part of the "Wilderness Forever" exhibition opening in September 2014 in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Rodney Lough Jr.) Visit the photo contest gallery

Wilderness50 Flickr Page

This collaborative effort features visual documentation of events celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. People are encouraged to contribute their photos. Visit the Wilderness50 Flickr Site

America's Wilderness Areas

This Flickr group features breath-taking photography highlighting federally designated Wilderness areas. Please feel free to share your photographs documenting your Wilderness experience. This isn't just a place to share great scenery though. Share imagery that captures challenging recreational opportunities, moments of solitude, areas of cultural or historical significance, wildlife, and threats to our wilderness lands. Visit America's Wilderness Areas's Image Gallery

This breathtaking collection of photographs highlight the stunning beauty of America's wilderness areas, as well as contains image galleries featuring problems facing our wilderness areas, such as trash, vehicle damage, tree damage, outright vandalism, and trail degredation. These galleries help to emphasize the importance of the Wilderness Act and threats to our wild areas. Visit's Gallery



    - Experience wilderness related podcasts and videos.

Untrammeled Podcast Series - Steve Sergeant

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the Untrammeled podcast series will highlight a different wilderness area in each episode, using advanced storytelling techniques to emphasize the benefits wilderness provides this nation's citizens, as well as potential threats our wild areas face. Steve Sergeant and Effable Communications, in partnership with Wilderness50, will produce the series for broadcast beginning in the fall of 2014. Learn about the series

Untrammeled - Forest Service, Region 1

Untrammeled is an inspiring film about passing the torch for wilderness to the next generation. Filmed in Montana's Scapegoat and Bob Marshall Wilderness areas, it features Montana high school and college-age youth as they experience wilderness, some for the very first time. Produced for the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, it will be featured at wilderness celebrations occurring throughout the nation. Watch Video

Grass Routes: Changing the Conversation Trailer - Wildman Pictures

Watch the trailer to Wildman Pictures new film "Grass Routes: Changing the Conversation." In an era where political polarization and divisive partisanship is responsible for stunting the growth of our nation, this film explores the grassroots politcs and organizing behind the campaign to protect the Scotchman Peaks. Watch Video

The Spirit of Brown's Canyon - Grit and Thistle Film Company

This video takes you on a remarkable journey through the gem known as Brown's Canyon Wilderness Study Area. Watch Video

Wilderness in the 21st Century - Idaho Public Televison

This episode of "Outdoor Idaho" explores many challenges we face as battle lines are drawn over designation of new wilderness areas, as well as how our views on wilderness and wilderness legislation has evolved over the past 50 years, partially due to changing technologies. Watch video

Walk for Wilderness - 40th Anniversary

Here is a video highlighting a Walk for Wilderness event held to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act way back in 2004. Similar events will be held in honor of the 50th Anniversary. Watch Video

National Parks Service - YouTube Channel

Check out the National Parks Service's YouTube Channel. There are some amazing videos including the America's Wilderness series highlighting the natural beauty of some of the landscapes preserved by the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the ideals this legislation imparts to Americans.Explore

Boys In the Wild - Ryan Jordan

A short video produced by Ryan Jordan, founder and publisher of Backpacking Light (, addressing issues regarding the waning relationship between teens and wilderness. Watch video