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08/18/14 Expedition Learns Where Wilderness Preservation Began
The State University of New York at Potsdam was among the first of our state's colleges to embrace the 50th Anniversary of the National Wilderness Preservation System Act of 1964.
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05/22/14 The 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act
This year, New Yorkers are rightly commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the National Wilderness Preservation Act of 1964. Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve, Rockefeller Institute of Government, NYS DEC, and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry recently kicked off that anniversary with events in the Capital Region. More events and activities with students, faculty and college collaborators are planned. read more >


05/08/14 The 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act - Ed Zahniser
My father Howard Zahniser, who died four months before the 1964 Wilderness Act became law 50 years ago this September 3, was the chief architect of, and lobbyist for, this landmark Act. The Act created our 109.5-million-acre National Wilderness Preservation System. read more >
03/10/14 Celebration of 50 Years of Wilderness Protection
The year 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 that established the National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS). The NWPS is an attempt to designate and protect some wilderness areas that represent the different geographic landscapes and ecosystems of the US – protecting part of the US heritage for present and future generations. read more >
03/10/14 The Adirondack Park: Where Wilderness Preservation Began
Adirondack and Catskill residents and a broad swath of our society here in the northeast and around the nation are preparing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Wilderness Preservation System Act of 1964. Because the Wilderness Act in the US has influenced similar efforts around the globe, the anniversary also has international significance. read more >

02/10/14 The 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act
Fifty years ago, the nation as a whole needed a diversion after the shocking assassination of President Kennedy, and all eyes were on the Beatles performing on the Ed Sullivan Show. President Johnson was hard at work persuading key congressmen to support the Civil Rights Act. The seedling that was to become the Vietnam War was growing. I knew little about any of this. I joined thousands my age trying to impersonate the Beatles with a mop on my head and a “plugged-in” broomstick.. read more >


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OVERVIEW: New York State is where wilderness preservation began in America read more >
Guidelines and Suggestions for NY State Wilderness 50th Anniversary Celebrations read more >
The 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act
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The Adirondack Park: Where Wilderness Preservation Began read more >
Celebration of 50 Years of Wilderness Protection read more >

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