US Forest Service
Rocky Mountain Region
740 Simms Street
Golden, CO 80401
TTD / TTY For the
Wilderness Program: 50th Anniversary Home page
On September 3, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Wilderness Act. This historic bill established the National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) and set aside an initial 9.1 million acres of wildlands for the use and benefit of the American people. Now, 50 years later and as a result of America's support for wilderness, Congress has added over 100 million acres to this unique land preservation system.
The Rocky Mountain Region's 50th Anniversary website will be cataloging all regional 50th Anniversary events, meetings, programs, and projects occurring during 2014 and is dedicated to raising awareness of wilderness throughout our region. At the national level, we will provide links to the 50th Anniversary National Wilderness Planning Team (Wilderness50) website, Wilderness50.
The 50th Anniversary website will have three main categories of information. These categories will be accessible from a navigation bar at the top of each page. You can select from the categories below to jump to specific 50th Anniversary information: