Other Federal Wilderness Lands

National Wilderness Preservation System
National Wilderness Preservation System.

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Designated wilderness in the National Park Service is part of the National Wilderness Preservation System - a network of 765 wilderness areas managed by four federal agencies that protect over 109 million acres of land and water in the United States.

The National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) is co-managed by the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Forest Service. Each federal agency manages several individual wilderness units that differ in size and geography.

For more information about the National Wilderness Preservation System and the other agencies, please visit wilderness.net


Last updated: April 1, 2019

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