Map of Recommended Wilderness

A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is … an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain … retaining its primeval character and influence, without permanent improvements or human habitation, which is protected … so as to preserve its natural condition….
—The Wilderness Act of 1964
A map of proposed wilderness within Yellowstone's boundaries with roads, rivers, and lakes
Proposed wilderness (light gray) in Yellowstone National Park. Ninety percent of the park is recommended for federally designated wilderness. Areas near roads, around major visitor areas, around backcountry ranger cabins, and in previously disturbed areas are not included.

NPS / Yellowstone Spatial Analysis Center


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Last updated: February 15, 2017

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