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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The UL Bend Wilderness Area occupies a neglected nook of northeastern Montana's Missouri River Breaks.
According to local officials, the original intention was to declare only around 4,000 hectares of the island as wilderness area.
Approaches of this sort, while useful, fail to adequately address the dynamic nature of the economic response to wilderness area designations and cannot control for fixed, unobserved variables, such as the state regulatory climate.
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.
The promise of the Wilderness Act was that, once we established a wilderness area, it would be protected forever.
characteristics; (2) Congress draws the boundaries of a wilderness area
Delegates for the Highlands Ranch Community Association listened intently as Landgrave, president of the HRCA board of directors, spoke July 20 about a proposal for a municipal landfill and 20,000-square-foot recycling center adjacent to the southern boundary of the Backcountry Wilderness Area of Highlands Ranch.
If land is designated a wilderness area, it must remain free of roads and structures.
I would also remind the public that Kielder, like other parts of Northumberland, is a wilderness area and careful planning is essential if they are to enjoy these areas safely.
International Paper John Dillon Park, located near Long Lake, N.Y., 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.