September 3, 2009 marks the 45th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. When signed into law in 1964 the Wilderness Act designated lands in California, New Mexico and other states as wilderness. Lands across the country have joined since - protecting wild places for all Americans.
President Barack Obama has declared September, 2009, to be National Wilderness Month.
At The Wilderness Society we are sharing photos sent in by supporters from wilderness and wild lands across the country. We are also asking everyone to share some stories about wilderness experiences. Was it hot or cold? Did it rain the whole time (ugh)? Did you witness the most amazing sunrise ever? Tell us.
We would love it if you could help us encourage President Obama to share a wilderness story. Write your note now and ask him to visit this page at wilderness.org to see citizen photos and share his experience (we hope you will check it out and share your story, also).
Earlier this year the President signed the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act which designated new Wilderness areas in nine states and set up alternate protections for other special areas. But we are asking him to share a story or two and hope you'll add your voice to that request.
Thank you for getting involved and taking time to speak up for Wilderness and wild lands.
- The Wilderness Society