As Fall approaches, I am reminded of all the beautiful aspen in the Santa Rosa-Paradise Peak Wilderness Area turning bright shades of yellow and orange!
The Wilderness Act, which was signed into law in 1964, created the National Wilderness Preservation System. It states that wilderness 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.” The Act further defined wilderness as "an area of undeveloped Federal land retaining its primeval character and influence without permanent improvements or human habitation, which is protected and managed so as to preserve its natural conditions..."
The Santa Rosa-Paradise Peak Wilderness Area was designated in 1989 and is roughly 32,000 acres is size. It is managed by the U.S. Forest Service.
September 30, 2017 is National Public Lands Day. To celebrate this we are going to share images of public lands from our archives every day in September.
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