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Wilderness Statistics Reports

Number of Wilderness Areas Designated by Year
Year Wildernesses Designated
1964 54
1968 5
1969 2
1970 23
1972 7
1974 2
1975 35
1976 34
1978 26
1980 70
1982 2
1983 6
1984 175
1985 1
1986 10
1987 12
1988 9
1989 13
1990 55
1991 2
1992 5
1993 9
1994 68
1996 1
1999 3
2000 15
2002 18
2004 15
2005 2
2006 24
2008 1
2009 52
2011 1
2014 5
2015 3

Total 765

Figure above shows the number of new wilderness areas established by Congress each year. 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)).