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Wilderness Ethics


Amanda Even

on 20 September 2017

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Transcript of Wilderness Ethics

Wilderness & the American Mind
Wilderness Act of 1964
Leave No Trace
Wilderness Ethics
an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain; an area of underdeveloped federal land retaining its primeval character and influence, without permanent improvements or human habitation and which is protected and managed so as to preserve its natural conditions.
the sublime wilderness:
scary a wonderful place to go to unwind & refresh
Frontiersmen described wilderness as


, &

Frontier period represented wilderness as an


which had to be



"In wildness is the preservation of the world."
Created the legal definition of "wilderness" in the U.S.
Established the National Wilderness Preservation System
Initially protected 9.1 million acres of land
Minimize campfire impacts
Leave what you find
Dispose of waste properly
Travel & camp on durable surfaces
Be considerate of others
Respect wildlife
Plan ahead & prepare
(cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr
Mission: "To promote and inspire responsible outdoor recreation through education, research, and partnerships."

"What business have I in the woods, if I am thinking of something out of the woods?"
Conservation vs. Preservation
Land Use Management
Roderick Nash

the place of wild beasts
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