Agencies and organizations with small amounts of year-end funds are encouraged to dedicate those funds to 50th anniversary projects. A year-end funding price sheet suggests a handful of 50th anniversary projects you can dedicate your funds to. Detailed pricing information and purchasing directions and deadlines are provided.
Here are several examples of 50th anniversary banners.
This black and white banner of the 50th anniversary logo was designed by the Forest Service Region 8. Contact Jimmy Gaudry, email@example.com.
These digital proofs of 4-color 24" x 36" (#49244a) and 72" x 36" (#49241) banners that include the 50th anniversary logo and all four wilderness-management agency shields were produced by the Forest Service Region 2. The larger banner also says "Walk for Wilderness" at the top. Contact Ralph Swain, firstname.lastname@example.org for information about the banners. Note that these banners use the old BLM logo. When using these templates, be sure to use the new BLM logo.
Contact FastSigns for reprints of the 4-color banners:
1000 South Wadsworth Blvd. Suite I
Lakewood, CO 80226
Community Wilderness Quilt or Flag
Working with schools, school classes, church or bible study groups, scouts or other youth groups is a great and creative way to honor a local wilderness area, particularly if you live near one of the 50-year-old wilderness areas
designated by the 1964 Wilderness Act. The quilt, or flag
, is essentially a large-scale map of the wilderness (complete with forests, lakes, trails, topo lines and/or other details) that is cut into squares, which are decorated, adorned, sketched, and/or painted by classes or groups in the community. The individual squares are pieced back together for display, showing both the whole wilderness and the individual creativity of the square artists.
Use these step-by-step instruction, complete with pictures, to lay out your quilt or flag.
First Aid Kit
Forest Service Rangers are required to carry first aid supplies. These first aid kits
include not only the agency shield, but information about the 50th anniversary.
Business-style information cards are a self-printable useful handout at events, meetings, conferences, workshops and trainings. Side 1
contains information about wilderness; Side 2
contains information about the 50th anniversary. Print these on pre-perforated business card stock template paper (Avery 8376 or similar, 10 cards/sheet), on a color printer for best results.
Leave No Trace Travelling Trainers
Leave No Trace has three teams of travelling trainers that canvas the country between January and Thanksgiving of each year teaching Leave No Trace skills at awareness workshops and outreach events. If you want to have a travelling trainer team at your 50th event, submit your request online
at least four months in advance.
Museum/Airport/Visitor Center Exhibit
Museums, airports, and visitor centers are high-traffic areas that can be used to present educational exhibites about wilderness. Use this request template
to approach area museums, airports, or visitor centers about securing exhibit space in 2014 (do this early, even if you do not have a clear idea yet of what the display will contain).
Poster Commemorating the 50th Anniversary
Monte Dolack, a Montana-based, internationally-acclaimed artist has been commissioned to produce the official poster commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Wholesale pricing
is available to any organization, agency or non-profit (orders due by September 15, 2013).
The following PowerPoints have been developed for use at events or as events themselves.
Idaho Puppet Theater!
has a new travelling children's show called Happy Birthday, Wilderness!
that can be incorporated into any 2013 or 2014 50th anniversary event. In the show, wildlife characters native to different parts of the United States have received invitations to a birthday party for wilderness. As they meet others along the way, they realize how different wilderness areas can be from each other. It takes a lot of comedy and a little bit of wisdom for the characters to find the right party. This is an interactive performance, with the audience helping the characters figure out what- and where- their local wilderness actually is. Each show features puppets created especially for IPT! (like Boulder, the Mountain Goat), up to 10 puppet performers, and a portable curtained stage with an optional stage canopy. Contact IPT! for more information:
Idaho Puppet Theatre! LLC
876 Comeback Bay Lane
Sagle, Idaho 83860
Teachers, booksellers and libraries are encouraged to use wilderness-related reading materials
for adults and young people that include non-fiction and also wilderness-connected fiction.
Here is pricing information from Custom Sticker Makers for a 1.93" x 3" sticker of the 50th anniversary logo
that was produced by the BLM in Nevada.
25 qty - $25.00
Custom Sticker Makers
100 qty - $28.95
250 qty - $57.90
500 qty - $86.85
1000 qty - $144.75
2500 qty - $289.50
, 1-800-313-5463. For more information about the sticker artwork, contact:
S. Gus Malon
Ely District BLM
Toolbox for Wilderness Education
This Wilderness Education Toolbox information is offered primarily as an idea for other agency units to consider, but can be borrowed by partners. The Toolbox contains materials
for use by Forest Service employees, partners, and volunteers in wilderness and Leave No Trace information and education efforts. Organizations located near the George Washington & Jefferson National Forests in central and southwest Virginia who are interested in borrowing a Wilderness Education Toolbox should contact their local Ranger District office.
Full-Length Videos and Films
There are a variety of wilderness-related videos and films that have been produced in the past 30 years. Use this wilderness audio/video catalog
to select a video or film by category, subject, year, audience, length etc. All videos and films have been reviewed for educational and entertainment value and source information is provided for each.
Short Online Video
The National Park Service is producing a series of 3-5 minute YouTube videos about wilderness. Play these videos before your event, as an introduction, or during breaks.
Walk For Wilderness
During the 40th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the most popular and prevalently-held event was the "Wilderness Walk." Use this emailable/printable Wilderness Walk Planning Guide
to host a wilderness walk in your community. The guide provides valuable advice on everything from selecting a site to engaging partners in an easy-to-read format. Not sure what a wilderness walk entails? Watch this 5-minute YouTube video
from a 40th anniversary Walk for Wilderness in Evergreen, Colorado. Also, here's an example of a 72" x 36"
banner that include the 50th anniversary logo, all four wilderness-management agency shields, and says "Walk for Wilderness" at the top (see more information above under "Banners").
A limited number of Kleen Kanteen water bottles
were produced by the Bureau of Land Management in California. The BLM logo appears on the back.
Wilderness Ranger Cookbook
In 1990, the Forest Service produced the first-ever Wilderness Ranger Cookbook. For the 50th anniversary, the cookbook will be redone and expanded to include recipes from all four wilderness management agencies, from any wilderness ranger, wilderness volunteer or resource specialist who works in congressionally designated wilderness. Recipes must be submitted by June 14, 2013.