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Room to roam – Wilderness Act is turning 50

By Daniel Morris
From vast arctic reaches to sweeping desert, from soaring alpine mountains to remote coastal islands, Americans will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act this year. Signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on September 3, 1964, the act created the National Wilderness Preservation System and set aside 54 areas, totaling 9.1 million acres of federal land across the nation as wilderness.

The Act defines wilderness as a place where “the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man.” Untrammeled means left wild and free from human control. Since the initial Wilderness Act, over 100 million acres have been added to the National Wilderness system.

Many events are planned locally, regionally, and nationally to celebrate the anniversary of this special legislation. Friends of Nevada Wilderness, along with the Sierra Club, Great Old Broads for Wilderness, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management are planning educational events, projects, and programs to raise awareness of wilderness in Nevada during the 50th anniversary year.

In Nevada, the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and National Park Service manage 68 wilderness areas. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services also manage some wilderness areas. The Humboldt – Toiyabe National Forest manages 23 wilderness areas in Nevada and California, including the Mount Rose Wilderness in Reno’s back yard. Friends of Nevada Wilderness help the Forest Service with stewardship of the Mt. Rose Wilderness and other wilderness areas in Nevada.

Nestled between Lake Tahoe and Reno, Nevada, the Mt. Rose Wilderness encompasses most of the high country of the Carson Range. The Hunter Lake jeep road splits the area into two distinct sections: the 5,000-acre northern section and the 23,000-acre southern section, which contains 10,776-foot Mt. Rose and most of the major canyons and ridges.

Due to its proximity to urban centers – almost sharing a border with Reno – Mt. Rose is a very heavily visited wilderness area. But portions of the interior hide small meadows and lakes seldom seen by humans. The Wilderness contains many maintained trails that provide access to this beautiful area including the newly constructed Rim to Reno Trail.

When finding healing, meaning and significance in the breathtaking Nevada wilderness, reflect on the benefits these specially protected, wild areas provide to plants, wildlife, and humans. And on you next hike, bike ride or picnic, remember you are a visitor and pack out all you brought in and strive to leave no trace of your visit.

Letter From the Publisher

The Mount Rose Wilderness inspires. Many of our Reno, Carson City and Tahoe neighbors enjoy its benefits directly as recreation or education. Others appreciate a sense of freedom and adventure through the simple knowledge of its existence, even if they never set foot on any of the trails. For me, it’s a local playground where I spend a lot of my free time every year during all seasons. I can’t imagine looking to the west and not seeing the peak that is the wilderness area’s name sake. If you’ve never taken the time to hike Mt Rose or any of the other area trails, make this the year to start. We are truly blessed with nature’s beauty just beyond our door steps.

The Galena Times has been a part of this community for many years, and it’s all thanks to the support of our advertisers, writers and neighbors like you. I appreciate all positive comments we continue to receive. If you have something you would like to have published concerning a local event or any other information that benefits our community, please send it our way. Should you happen to be interested in advertising, you can find our media kit at While you’re there, sign up to get our monthly e-newspaper sent out the second Wednesday each month. The more community involvement we create, the more enjoyable the Galena Times will become for all of us.

Happy Trails,
Richard Keillor

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