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National Wilderness Preservation System Table-Top and Floor Displays

Two large and two small NWPS displays were developed in 2004 to convey information about the 1964 Wilderness Act, and the benefits and threats to wilderness. These displays are available upon request on a first come, first served basis for agency-sponsored events with payment of shipping. To reserve a display or to see if your event qualifies, contact Holly Metzger:
Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center
32 Campus Drive #3168
Missoula, MT 59812-3168
406-243-4682 phone
406-243-4717 fax
hollyametzger@fs.fed.us

Large Display

Large display: click to enlarge
This 8' x 10' curved floor display includes 1-10' arc aluminum frame, 7 folding channel bars, 2 fabric end panels, 4 graphic front panels, 2 halogen lights, case to podium conversion kit, and oval, wheeled shipping case. The case dimensions are 42 x 17 x 25 and, with contents, weighs 85 pounds. Can be shipped UPS, Federal Express and US Postal Service.

Includes numerous photos depicting the diversity of the NWPS from all 4 agencies, activities to be enjoyed in wilderness, and information about the 1964 Wilderness Act.

Text on large display:
National Wilderness Preservation System
America's Enduring Resource
The 1964 Wilderness Act secured "...for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource ow wilderness."
"...where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man..."
"...generally appears to have been affected primarily by the forces of nature..."
"...devoted to the public purposes of recreational, scenic, scientific, educational, conservation and historic use."

Since 1964 we have been stewards of America's wilderness legacy (4 agency shields)
This display produced with support from our partners (National Forest Foundation logo and USGS shield)

Small Display

Small display: click to enlarge
This 5' x 6' table-top display includes 1-6' arc aluminum frame, 5 folding magnetic channel bars, 2 fabric end panels, 2 graphic front panels, 2-75 watt lights, and wheeled shipping case. The case dimensions are 48 x 12 x 12 and, with contents, weighs 43 pounds. Can be shipped UPS, Federal Express and US Postal Service.

Includes fewer photos and more text to convey the benefits of and threats to wilderness.

Text on small display:
National Wilderness Preservation System
Wilderness benefits all of us and must be protected
In 1964, Congress established the National Wilderness Preservation System under the Wilderness Act. Wilderness is found in 44 states and contributes to the ecological, economic and social health of our country.
  • Clean Water and Air - America's cities depend on water that flows from WILDERNESS, and we breathe air that is cleansed by plants growing there. Pollution decreases water and air quality that people, plants and animals rely on.
  • Wildlife Habitat - WILDERNESS protects natural processes, like fire, needed to sustain wildlife habitat and ensure rich biodiversity. Wildlife is threatened by non-native species, pollutants, and the suppression of natural processes.
  • Recreational Activities - More than 12 million people visit WILDERNESS each year to hike, boat, fish, ride horses, raft, ski and take pictures. Visitors must be aware that high use of sensitive areas threatens the integrity of wilderness.
  • Sustainable Economy - WILDERNESS areas help to sustain local and regional economies and support many high quality jobs. Diminishing wilderness character threatens the far-reaching economic benefits of wilderness.
  • America's Legacy - WILDERNESS is part of America's heritage and is passed as a legacy to our children by many who will never visit wilderness, yet value its undisturbed quality. Failure to preserve the untrammeled and natural conditions of these areas threatens our legacy.
The federal wilderness managing agencies, together with American citizens, must protect wilderness to ensure that future generations can enjoy its diverse benefits.

Since 1964 we have been stewards of America's wilderness legacy (4 agency shields)
This display produced with support from our partners (National Forest Foundation logo and USGS shield)

Wilderness.net Display

Wilderness.net display: click to enlarge
This 5' x 6' curved table-top display includes 1-6' arc aluminum frame, 5 folding magnetic channel bars, 2 fabric end panels, 2 graphic front panels, 2 graphic side panels, 2-75 watt lights, and wheeled shipping case. The case dimensions are 48 x 12 x 12 and, with contents, weighs 43 pounds. Can be shipped UPS, Federal Express and US Postal Service.

Includes text and screen snaps of Wilderness.net tools and information.

Text on Wilderness.net display:
Wilderness.net

Effective Wilderness Stewardship is Just a Click Away...

Follow the online trail to explore your wilderness legacy.

Wilderness.net provides the most comprehensive, current, relevant and timely information about the National Wilderness Preservation System and its management that can be found on the Internet today. This premier portal to wilderness information provides land managers, lawmakers, scientists, educators, students, advocacy groups, and the public with the tools they need to be informed and effective wilderness stewards, supporters, and visitors.

The interactive maps and database provide online visitors with the information they need to foster a greater individual stewardship ethic and to make visits to wilderness safer and more enjoyable. Educators and students at all levels will find curriculum and information to improve awareness, knowledge and understanding of America’s unique wilderness heritage.

"Toolboxes" help managers more quickly and successfully address wilderness stewardship issues by connecting them with relevant law, policy, research, sample documents, case studies, and training opportunities on a wide range of topics. Additionally, Wilderness.net provides access to online training courses on wilderness stewardship planning, visitor use management, natural and cultural resource management, minimum requirements decisions and the Wilderness Act.