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CFC Helps Plan 50th Anniversary of Wilderness Act Celebration

Lisa Eidson, webmaster of CFC's web site, was recently lauded by the Interagency Wilderness Steering Committee for her help in planning the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. The committee highlighted Lisa's work in making one of the most visible wilderness web sites and in helping to plan for and organize information for the Wilderness Act's 50th anniversary celebration.

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.Over the past 50 years, and as a result of America’s support for wilderness, Congress has added over 100 million acres to this unique land preservation system. In 2014, the U.S. will celebrate 50 years of wilderness.

A national wilderness conference is planned for October 15-17, 2014, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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