When is land
suitable for wilderness? Once it is no longer pristine, can land ever be made
suitable for wilderness?
2 to download the
worksheet Suitable or Unsuitable? and read the description of mountain land.
Then, apply the wilderness laws to determine the land's suitability, or
possible suitability, for wilderness status.
Leopold, one of the nation's great conservationists, thought that it really was
possible to manipulate wilderness, to make it more wild. Could the land in the
eastern mountains be "managed" into wilderness?