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  Wilderness Committee
Vancouver, BC - The Wilderness Committee has sent a letter demanding the Ontario government abide by an Amnesty International recommendation to halt logging on the traditional territory of Asubpeeshoseewagong Netum Anishinaabek (Grassy Narrows First Nation) in Ontario.
Wilderness Committee congratulates NDP for opposing Port Mann's Evil Twin
Vancouver, British Columbia — The Wilderness Committee today congratulated BC NDP leader Carole James for unequivocally opposing the twinning of the Port Mann Bridge and expansion of the freeway...
www.wildernesscommittee.org   (491 words)

  Wilderness South Africa Guide
Back in the 1800's, Wilderness was already renowned for its hospitality and the natural beauty of the surrounding area.
Wilderness is set between the Kaaimans River and the Goukama Nature Reserve, whilst being bordered by the Outeniqua Mountains.
Wilderness also has a great number of craftsmen and women in the area.
www.gardenroute.org /wilderness/index.htm   (628 words)

  Wilderness - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
WILDERNESS, a large forest in Spottsylvania county, Virginia, U.S.A., on the S. bank of the Rapidan, extending from Mine Run on the E. to Chancellorsville on the W. It is famous in military history for the battles of Chancellorsville (1863) and Wilderness (1864) during the American Civil War.
Controversy has arisen as to whether the early halt of the Union army in the midst of the Wilderness was not a serious Grant's intention of avoiding a battle until he was clear of the Wilderness was not achieved, for Confederate infantry appeared on the Orange Turnpike east.
To him, indeed, the battle of the Wilderness was a victory, an indecisive victory indeed, but one that had given him a moral superiority which he did not intend to forfeit.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Wilderness   (5769 words)

 Wilderness Management - Conservation Policies - Sierra Club
Wilderness management must recognize that wilderness is preserved for conservation, cultural, education, historical, recreational, scenic, scientific and wildlife values.
Within the context of the Wilderness Act, the primary wilderness management objective should be to protect "an enduring resource for wilderness" from significant degradation by human influence and use.
In wilderness management, natural ecological processes should be allowed to operate freely to the maximum extent feasible to promote, perpetuate, and, where necessary, restore the wilderness character of the land.
www.sierraclub.org /policy/conservation/wilderness.asp   (448 words)

 Wilderness - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wilderness is generally defined as a natural environment on Earth that has not been modified by human activity.
Ecologists consider wilderness areas to be an integral part of the planet's self-sustaining natural ecosystem (the biosphere).
Over the course of the 19th century wilderness became to be viewed not as a place to fear but a place to enjoy and project, hence came the conservation movement in the latter half of the 19th century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wilderness   (1906 words)

 What is Wilderness Therapy and a Wilderness Program?
Wilderness therapy programs for youth describe and market their services as “wilderness therapy.” The terms wilderness therapy and wilderness program can be confusing to people investigating these intervention options.
Wilderness therapy, in the purest form, is a positive growth experience where teens face natural challenges and adversities that are designed to be therapeutic in nature.
Wilderness therapy programs have demonstrated that children change naturally when they are removed from environments filled with negative influences and triggering events that produce self-defeating, reckless or self-destructive behavior.
www.wilderness-therapy.org /Wilderness/WhatIsWilderess.htm   (567 words)

 Wilderness Bakersfield   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
To manage the wilderness area for the use and enjoyment of visitors in a manner that will leave the area unimpaired for future use and enjoyment as wilderness.
The wilderness resource will be dominant in all management decisions where a choice must be made between preservation of wilderness and visitor use.
Provide for human use while preserving the wilderness character, provide outstanding opportunities for solitude or a primitive and unconfined recreation experience in each wilderness, and control and reduce the adverse impacts of human use in wilderness through education or minimum regulation.
www.blm.gov /ca/bakersfield/wilderness.html   (3830 words)

Wilderness permits are required for overnight stays, and group size is limited.
According to the Wilderness Act of 1964, wilderness areas are "where earth and its community of life remains untrammeled, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain".
Wilderness Protection will never be gained simply by issuing a set of rules and regulations.
www.fs.fed.us /r5/stanislaus/visitor/wilderness.shtml   (880 words)

 ICL: Wilderness
In 1964, Congress passed the Wilderness Act (Full text of Wilderness Act) to protect the very finest of America's public land from industrial and motorized abuse.
Wilderness protects opportunities for traditional land uses, such as hunting, fishing and camping, but disallows bulldozing new roads, motorized use and industrial exploitation.
Wilderness designation is the best way to protect the source of clean water from mining waste.
www.wildidaho.org /wilderness.php   (570 words)

The Mt. Skokomish Wilderness is located in the southeast portion of the Olympic National Forest, north of Lake Cushman in Mason County.
The Brothers Wilderness is located on the east side of Olympic National Forest, north of Lena Lake in Jefferson County.
This 2,349 acre Wilderness is one of the smallest wildernesses in the Western United States.
www.fs.fed.us /r6/olympic/recreation-nu/wilderness_1.shtml   (1501 words)

 Wilderness Survival Guide: Wilderness Survival Skills & Emergency First Aid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This Wilderness Survival Guide is intended as a basic introduction on how to prepare for and react in a wilderness survival situation.
These wilderness skills and techniques are provided for information purposes only and are not intended to take the place of a professional wilderness survival or first aid training course.
Rather, they are intended to increase your awareness of the lifesaving importance of wilderness survival skills and to encourage you to seek professional training.
www.bcadventure.com /adventure/wilderness/survival   (170 words)

 The Wilderness Society - Wilderness in WildCountry
Wilderness areas ensure that animal and plant species have room to continue their evolution with minimal disturbance from high impact land use practices.
Wilderness is a remote area essentially unaffected and unaltered by modern industrial civilisation and colonial society.
Wilderness is the result of millions of years of evolution, and is large enough to maintain long-term biological diversity and ecosystem processes.
www.wilderness.org.au /campaigns/wildcountry/wilderness   (305 words)

 Conservation International - CI Newsroom - Press Releases - Global Analysis Finds Nearly Half The Earth Is Still ...
The 37 wilderness areas identified in the book represent 46 percent of the Earth's land surface, but are occupied by just 2.4 percent of the world's population, excluding urban centers.
Although the wilderness areas are still largely intact, they are increasingly threatened by population growth, encroaching agriculture and resource extraction activities.
Only five wilderness areas are considered "high-biodiversity wilderness areas," because they contain at least 1,500 endemic vascular plant species, meaning they are found nowhere else in the world.
www.conservation.org /xp/news/press_releases/2002/120402.xml   (921 words)

 America's Wilderness Heritage - Wildlands - Sierra Club
Wilderness also provides essential wildlife habitat, a source of clean drinking water for our communities, and a living laboratory for scientific research and environmental education.
America's National Wilderness Preservation System was established with the passage of the Wilderness Act in 1964 to ensure the permanent protection of some of our publicly owned federal lands.
The Wilderness Act defines "wilderness" as wild places where humans are visitors and nature remains pristine and unspoiled.
www.sierraclub.org /wildlands/wilderness.asp   (661 words)

 Battle of the Wilderness - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of the Wilderness, fought from May 5 to May 7, 1864, was the first battle of Lt.
The battlefield was the Wilderness of Spotsylvania, an expanse of impenetrable scrub growth and rough terrain that encompassed more than 70 square miles (181 kmĀ²) of Spotsylvania County in central Virginia.
It is often said that the Wilderness and Chancellorsville were fought in the same spot, but the 1864 battle was actually fought a few miles to the west, and only overlapped the old battlefield along the Brock Road on the Union army's left flank.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_the_Wilderness   (1308 words)

 Earth Day 2003: All About Earth Day
The Wilderness Act is signed into law, designating 9.1 million acres as Wilderness (in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming).
Wilderness bills pass, protecting 41,818 acres in Georgia; 7,794 acres in Nebraska; 32,473 acres in Tennessee; and 2,374 acres in Texas -- all on national forest lands.
Nevada wilderness -- 721,403 acres of national forest and 6,458 acres of BLM wildlands are designated..
earthday.wilderness.org /history/timeline_list.htm   (1598 words)

 Wilderness - Easton's Bible Dictionary on StudyLight.org
The wilderness region in the Sinaitic peninsula through which for forty years the Hebrews wandered is generally styled "the wilderness of the wanderings." This entire region is in the form of a triangle, having its base toward the north and its apex toward the south.
The western portion of it is called the "wilderness of Shur" (Exodus 15:22), and the eastern the "wilderness of Paran."
The "wilderness of Judea" (Matthew 3:1) is a wild, barren region, lying between the Dead Sea and the Hebron Mountains.
www.studylight.org /dic/ebd/view.cgi?number=T3811   (369 words)

 Wilderness of Paran (BiblePlaces.com)
The wilderness of Paran is the location of much of the wilderness wanderings.
The durable wood of this tree was used in the construction of the tabernacle and a number of its objects, including the sacrificial altar, table of showbread, and ark of the covenant.
Wilderness of Paran (Daily Bible Study) Study of the biblical references to the Wilderness of Paran.
www.bibleplaces.com /wilderness.htm   (511 words)

 Wilderness Therapy: Graduate Education and Field Training at Naropa University
Most wilderness therapy is offered by unlicensed counselors and paraprofessionals who may have formal education in a related field.
Wilderness therapy is a term that includes (1) introducing people to the wilderness "as the therapist" as well as (2) professional therapy that takes place "in the wilderness".
The wilderness program is a natural extension of their undergraduate program and their faculty who already provide a rich experiential and academic curriculum.
www.wilderness-therapy.org /Articles/NaropaSymposium.htm   (1351 words)

 Pecos Wilderness — New Mexico Wilderness Alliance
The Pecos is the quintessential New Mexico mountain wilderness- high, wide, and beautiful, a wonderland of wildflower-filled meadows, still lakes, deep conifer forests, shimmering aspen groves, many of the state's highest mountains, and abundant wildlife.
Unfortunately, each year the wilderness is ravaged by mountain man wannabes convinced their outdoor experience won't be complete unless they've used their hatchets to hack down a few trees to make a lean-to, a huge fire, or whatever.
The Pecos Wilderness is the southern limit of the long-lived bristlecone pine.
www.nmwild.org /wilderness/pecos   (1155 words)

 JAG093 Wilderness - Vessel States
Every human expression builds on or is connected to previous expressions, and the music of Wilderness will be packaged, commodified and connected to other forms of things beyond their understanding or control.
Their self-titled debut record from last year was an underground hit, recognized by many noteworthy critics and publications as one of the best records of the year.
And with Vessel States, this latest record of theirs, Wilderness are definitely continuing their journey up and through the challenged landscape.
www.jagjaguwar.com /onesheet.php?cat=JAG093   (349 words)

 Wilderness Accommodation | Wilderness Accommodation, Garden Route
Wilderness is the ideal location from which to explore the many wonderful attractions of the Garden Route and Karoo region.
WILDERNESS LAGOON B and B - Wilderness Accommodation: Wliderness Lagoon Bed and Breakfast is nestled between the hills of Wilderness, and offers you the old-fashioned hospitality that is found in South Africa.
WILDERNESS BEACH HOUSE - Wilderness Accommodation: Wilderness Beach House is a stylish and modern, architect designed house surrounded by indigenous bush in an upmarket beach development with access control and a boardwalk down to the beach.
www.sa-venues.com /accommodation/gr_wilderness.htm   (979 words)

 Wilderness Southeast
Wilderness Southeast invites you to stretch muscles, mind, and spirit.
In 1973, three friends, passionate about and intrigued by wild ecosystems and their crucial connections to the quality of human life, melded their knowledge to found Wilderness Southeast, Inc. We began teaching ecology, biology, geology, and human history on three to seven day wilderness expeditions.
Wilderness Southeast now offers, to adults, families, and organized groups, a unique combination of day programs exploring the matchless habitats of the coastal plain of Georgia and South Carolina.
www.wilderness-southeast.org /about.asp   (337 words)

 BLM-Needles-Trilobite Wilderness   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The 39,616-acre (approximate) Trilobite Wilderness covers the Marble Mountains, a narrow volcanic range extending 12 miles in a northwest-southwest direction.
The area does have a very stable permanent population of bighorn sheep last estimated at around 150, and the eastern portion of the wilderness provides critical habitat for the threatened desert tortoise.
Trilobite Wilderness is located in San Bernardino County, California approximately 60 miles west of Needles, CA in between I-40 and historic Route 66.
www.blm.gov /ca/needles/trilobite.htm   (381 words)

 Travel Trailers and Fifth Wheels: Wilderness
Wilderness is built with smooth, strong, east-to-care-for laminated fiberglass exterior sidewalls for extra insulation and rigidity.
Wilderness is engineered and constructed to look great and keep you comfortable for years to come.
Wilderness features some of the most familiar and trusted brands like Armstrong® flooring, Jensen® speakers, Dometic® refrigerators, and Magic Chef® ranges.
www.fleetwoodrv.com /wilderness   (169 words)

 Wilderness Safaris
Today, due to the successful partnership between the Damaraland Community and Wilderness Safaris, and the implementation of a viable eco-tourism model, around 350 000 hectares of land are under conservancy protection, wildlife numbers are thriving and the local community have money in the bank and employment.
Wilderness Safaris is extremely honoured to have received this acknowledgment of the Damaraland Camp success story, which has enabled and enriched the local community who are committed to preserving their environment and wildlife for
Also in 2003, Wilderness Safaris was awarded the ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents) Environmental Award at the ASTA World Travel Congress.
www.wilderness-safaris.com /media/detail.jsp?newsitem_id=8725   (640 words)

 Wilderness.net- Wilderness Act
(c) A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.
Maps, legal descriptions, and regulations pertaining to wilderness areas within their respective jurisdictions also shall be available to the public in the offices of regional foresters, national forest supervisors, and forest rangers.
Subject to valid rights then existing, effective January 1, 1984, the minerals in lands designated by this Act as wilderness areas are withdrawn from all forms of appropriation under the mining laws and from disposition under all laws pertaining to mineral leasing and all amendments thereto.
www.wilderness.net /nwps/legis/nwps_act.cfm   (1808 words)

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