Passage of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and establishment of the National Wilderness Preservation System represent an historic achievement, an assertion of idealism in a materialist-powered society. The four federal land-management agencies, however, have failed to meet their legislative mandate. Thus Earth Day 1990 provides a singular opportunity to address the unfinished agenda with consideration of a new agency to be called the United States Wilderness Service.
"In wildness is the preservation of the world,"
Natural Resources and Environmental Issues:
Vol. 0, Article 3.
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