Wilderness Act draft makes the final cut. We need your VOTE!
DPL's draft of the Wilderness Act has made the top 20 list of Colorado's Most Significant Artifacts! Public voting is now open, and we need your vote! (Voting ends October 31, 2014.) One of the Library's most important Conservation Collections, the Wilderness Society Records contains several drafts of the landmark Wilderness Act. This 1956 draft shows the Act's evolving language, with Wilderness Society Executive Director Howard Zahniser's own handwritten notes in the margins.
Signed into law 50 years ago this month, The 1964 Wilderness Act set aside a Wilderness Preservation System protecting over 9 million acres of some of the most pristine natural places for future generations to enjoy, protect and study. Come visit our Legacy of Wilderness exhibit on Level 7 of the Central Library to learn more!
The Wilderness Society Records (CONS130) are open for research in the Western History/Genealogy Department.
This is extremely important! Unfortunately, now legislation is written allowing ranchers to graze on public land for pennies on the dollar. This prevents grazing wildlife and predators from using the land. No more burrowing owls for chasing mice, or prairie dogs to feed the raptors. No more '.. where deer and antelope play..".
Thanks for your comment Debra. The Wilderness Act challenges us to shape the future legacy we want for our public lands.
Bummer, I can't add comments or vote when I am at a catalog computer in the library.
The vast majority of library computers do have internet access. Just ask at your library's reference desk, or come to Central's 4th floor Community Technology Center. Catalog computers come in handy when you just want to do a quick search the catalog. I hope you'll have a chance to vote in the Colorado's Most Significant Artifact contest!
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