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.