The 1964 Congress enacted the Wilderness Act, which established the National Wilderness Preservation System... to secure for the American people of preset and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness. In 2014, our nation will celebrate "50 Years of Wilderness". Visit the Wilderness50 website to find out what education events, projects and programs are available in your area.
Earn a unique pin for a Wilderness you experience that is managed by the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forests over the next year.There are nine unique pins in all, one for each of the following Wildernesses: Deseret Peak, High Uintas, Lone Peak, Mount Naomi, Mount Nebo, Mount Olympus, Mount Timpanogos, Twin Peaks and Wellsville Mountain.
The International Union of Forest Research Organizations(IUFRO) is holding its 24th World CongressOctober 5-11, 2014, in Salt Lake City. This premier forest research gathering, held every four to five years, is expected to attract 2,500 attendees from more than 100 countries and serves as an international knowledge sharing and networking event for the global forest science community. Tree planting ceremony to kick off IUFRO Conference, Sunday, Oct. 5th from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Salt Lake City International Peace Gardens, 1000 South 900 West.