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Wilderness Statistics Reports

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Wilderness Acreage By Agency
Agency Acres
*Since percentages are rounded to the nearest integer value, they may not add up to exactly 100% (i.e. 99%).
Bureau of Land Management 8,710,087
Fish and Wildlife Service 20,702,488
Forest Service 36,165,620
National Park Service 43,926,153

Total 109,504,348

Figure above shows comparison of each agency's total wilderness acres and the total number of acres of wilderness in United States (total at bottom). To view a comparison of agency acreage by state, select a state. Read our data disclaimer. Data last updated on 3/20/14 (Newly designated Sleeping Bear Dunes Wilderness added; Bureau of Land Management wilderness area acreages updated to be consistent with official data tables).

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