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50 Years of Wilderness

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Owens Peak is the high point in the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains, rising more than 8,400 feet.  (Photo by Bob Wick/BLM)

America celebrates “50 Years of Wilderness” as it commemorates the golden anniversary of the National Wilderness Preservation System and the Wilderness Act of 1964.

BLM manages 222 wilderness areas that encompass over 8.7 million acres of public lands in 10 western states.  BLM wilderness areas are extremely diverse, and comprise deserts, forests, rangelands, mountains and make up almost 30 percent of the National Conservation Lands.

Learn more about "Wilderness" in California:

"Wilderness" is large areas of public lands that are primitive, natural, and roadless.


America celebrates 
"50 Years of Wilderness"

Wilderness 50  years, 1964-2014, Yours to enjoy, to protect.


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Sacramento, CA 95825-1886
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BLM manages 15.2 million acres of public lands in California - nearly 15% of the state's land area - and 1.6 million acres in northwestern Nevada.  BLM California also administers 47 million acres of subsurface mineral estate underlying federal surface land, 2.5 million acres underlying privately owned land, and 592,000 acres of Native American tribal land where BLM has trust responsibility for mineral operations. The BLM's multiple-use and sustained yield mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.  The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.