Wilderness visitors gain personal benefits, remembered in the stories they bring home. But the benefits of wilderness reach beyond its value as a scenic playground.
Wyoming has some of the original Wilderness designated in the country in 1964. Wilderness lands and roadless areas protect the wild nature of Wyoming.
Wyoming is blessed to have many kinds of public lands that are protected, in various ways, to support the wild character of the state.
The sheer variety of values evoked by wild country surprises many people. Most of us are immediately drawn to the aesthetic qualities of the place – its beauty. Equally important are the scientific, historic, recreational, spiritual and ethical values that inspire protection of place.
The wild lands of Wyoming exist for all of us to enjoy. They exist for the benefit of future generations. Protection and care for wild lands is a core value of America and for the state of Wyoming.
The story and history of Wyoming’s commitment to wild lands is impressive. This appreciation for and understanding of the land evokes a “spirit of place” in many Wyoming residents and visitors.
Wilderness provides a diversity of users-hunters, anglers,backpackers, backcountry skiers, horse packers--outstanding experiences in nature.
There are many simple ways for residents and visitors to think about participating in the campaign to protect Wyoming’s wild landscape