wilderness area

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wil′derness ar`ea

a region whose natural growth is protected by legislation and whose recreational and industrial use is restricted.
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This action will provide for better visibility for the Caney Creek Wilderness Area, Upper Buffalo Wilderness Area, Hercules-Glades Wilderness Area and Mingo National Wildlife Refuge.
Critique: Exceptionally well written and an inherently fascinating read, "Glimpses of Wilderness" is especially recommended for the non-specialist general reader with an interest in nature in general, and Minnesota's Boundary Water Canoe wilderness area in particular.
arises after a wilderness area has already been established.
The 16 PAs with complete delineation include the Tanon Strait Protected Seascape (TSPS) in Cebu and Negros Oriental, Apo Island Protected Landscape and Seascape, Candijay Group of Island Wilderness Area and Mangrove Swamp Forest Reserve, Inabanga Wilderness Area and Mangrove Swamp Forest Reserve, Panglao Island Protected Seascape, Talibon Group of Islands Protected Landscape and Seascape, Alijawan-Cansuhay-Anibongan River Watershed.
We generally aren't in favor of wilderness areas because hunters benefit very little from a wilderness area designation, particularly in the eastern US," he noted.
If land is designated a wilderness area, it must remain free of roads and structures.
Senate has passed an act that expands the amount of the White Mountain National Forest considered untouchable wilderness area, and a federal judge reinstated a "roadless rule" that keeps out commercial activity, especially logging, from much of the area.
The Cibola boasts a large wilderness area and is a popular recreation spot, attracting more than 2million visitors a year.
is a wilderness area designed exclusively for people with disabilities and their families, friends, and caregivers.
Introducing the reader to an expertly informed and soundly informative text, A Nature Guide To Northwest North Carolina provides a descriptive summary of Grandfather Mountain, Pisgah National Forest, Roan Mountain, Linville Gorge Wilderness Area, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Mount Jefferson State Park, the New River, and many more interesting places.
Little did owner Keith Iverson know back in 1973 when he plunked down his life savings of $5,000 for the wild and undeveloped property alongside Sadie Cove that the state would soon declare the 24,000 acres of vibrant coastline surrounding his land as a wilderness area protected from development.
In the 1920s, the Hetch Hetchy valley and the Tuolumne River that flowed through it in California were transformed from a protected wilderness area into a reservoir.