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The Wilderness Act


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Aaron Zagrodnick

Next time you're hiking or backpacking in a gorgeous, pristine wilderness area, take a moment to give thanks to Howard Zahniser. Bespectacled, lumpy, dressed in a tie, wearing a voluminous overcoat and carrying a small suitcase, Howard Zahniser looked every bit like a 1940s door-to-door salesman. In fact, he was a fierce champion of the early environmental movement. That suitcase was filled with scientific journals and the scholarly writings of Aldo Leopold and Bob Marshall, and even his overcoat was specially tailored with huge interior pockets to carry the overflow of books and educational materials needed to support his dream of wilderness protection...

John Riha on 50 years of designated wilderness – Read the full article below in Issue 16:

The Wilderness Act of 1964

Issue 16 Page 1

The Wilderness Act of 1964

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