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 celebrated "50 Years of Wilderness". Visit the Wilderness50 website to find out what education events, projects and programs were held.
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.
There are 2 sets of Rudy Wendelin’s Smokey Bear art prints in local museums. They began travelling the country last year for Smokey’s 70th birthday. There is one set at the Springville Art Museum in Springville, Utah. The display is located in the children’s education area of the museum and will be in place through December 2015.
The second set of the prints are being exhibited at the Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum in Salt Lake City. They opened their exhibit Friday, June 5, 2015 and it will be there through July 2015.
Each museum has 8 of the total 19 pictures that Wendelin painted of Smokey and both Museums are excited to have the exhibits and have placed them in areas where the kids will see them, along with parents and other patrons. Example of paintings