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Wilderness Statistics Reports

Number Of Wilderness Units By Agency
Agency Wilderness Units
*Since percentages are rounded to the nearest integer value, they may not add up to exactly 100% (i.e. 99%).
Bureau of Land Management 224
Fish and Wildlife Service 71
Forest Service 445
National Park Service 61

Total 801

Figure above shows comparison of the number of wilderness areas managed by each agency. Wilderness areas that are managed by more than one agency are counted by each agency. Read our data disclaimer. Data last updated on 10/15/17 (349 acres added to the Kimberling Creek Wilderness (correction to add acreage from 2014)).