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America's wilderness: a chance to decide

February 2, 1973

The Multiple Use and Sustained Yield Act of 1960, the Wilderness Act of 1964 and a string of court cases during the past decade have laid the groundwork for preserving the West's wild lands -- but the next few years will be a critical time of decision-making.

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America's wilderness: a chance to decide
The Multiple Use and Sustained Yield Act of 1960, the Wilderness Act of 1964 and a string of court cases during the past decade have laid the groundwork for preserving the West's wild lands -- but the next few years will be a critical time of decision-making.

Essays

Our future foreclosed?
We cannot forever live off the land. We must begin now to live with the land. We have gained much that is valuable, but we have lost much that is irreplaceable. Only recently have we begun to realize the cost of what has been gained.

Perspective

The limits to parks
Overpopulation in our national parks of the two-legged and 4-wheeled varieties threatens to destroy the very thing visitors come to see. Wilderness quality is rapidly being displaced by quantity in the growing numbers of visitors, vehicles and facilities in the parks.