Wyoming contains more than three million acres protected as National
Forest Wilderness. However, there
are more than three million acres of roadless lands in Wyoming that deserve
Wilderness designation by Congress. The
reality of bringing new wilderness protections to unprotected roadless areas
has proven to one of the most difficult acts to complete. Protection of these
areas is critical to the health and diversity of the forests and when an area
is truly wild and deserving; the fight is worth the lifetime effort. It will take broad-based and intense public pressure to
convince the agencies to recommend wilderness and then to bring our delegation
to act upon the wishes of the citizenry.
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