50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act
Local events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act include:
- The Maureen & Mike Mansfield Center's fall conference: The Storied Past, The Troubled Future: The Imperative of Wilderness at 50 Years featuring David James Duncan, Smoke Elser, and many others. Sept. 10-12, 2014 at UM
- Wild 50th Fest in Seeley Lake, Montana Sept 5-7, 2014
- 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act Missoula celebration, Sept. 20, 2014 at Silver Park
Read these two articles featuring quotes from professor Martin's Nie the act's future, published this month on Greenwire: Wilderness: Nation's premier conservation law enters era of compromise and in Earth Island Journal: A New Challenge for Wilderness: To Intervene or Not to Intervene?
Interested in studying wilderness issues? Get a minor in Wilderness Studies or take field courses through UM's Wilderness Institute