Kings Canyon Wilderness, California

Kings Canyon Wilderness, California

Resources

There are many resources available to the wilderness advocate. Posted below are copies or links to those we consider the most important. If you have other favorite resources let us know.

Kings Canyon Wilderness, California

Kings Canyon Wilderness, California

Wilderness Act

In 1964, Congress passed legislation to "protect a few remaining vestiges of the vast wilderness that once covered the country".  In doing so it defined the underlying values of wilderness and specified basic management guidelines to protect our wilderness heritage.   The Wilderness Act provides us the foundation for our wilderness system.  

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Kings Canyon Wilderness, California

Kings Canyon Wilderness, California

Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

The National Wild and Scenic Rivers System was created by Congress in 1968 (Public Law 90-542; 16 U.S.C. 1271 et seq.) to preserve certain rivers with outstanding natural, cultural, and recreational values in a free-flowing condition for the enjoyment of present and future generations.

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