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40th Anniversary Event Details

National Wilderness Conference

What: This historic conference will focus on the history, present-day realities, and future of our National Wilderness Preservation System. The conference gets started on October 10 with field trips and runs until October 13 with speakers, panelists, and workshops addressing a diversity of perspectives on the value and meaning of wilderness, the challenges and opportunities wilderness faces today, and the future of America’s National Wilderness Preservation System. The event is organized by national and regional organizations, including the Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Friends of the Clearwater, International Journal of Wilderness, Natural Resources Defense Council, The Sierra Club, and Wilderness Watch.
When: October 10-13, 2004
Where: It will be held in New York’s Adirondack Park at the Fort William Henry Resort & Conference Center located on scenic Lake George, one hour’s drive from the Albany International Airport and just a short distance from some historic, scenic and highly accessible Wilderness locations within the "Forever Wild" Adirondack Forest Preserve.
Contact: For more information and to register, visit for information on the conference program, field trips, the conference location, travel, and conference partners.

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