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Enter one or more keywords separated with a comma, or an image index number, to search the library or visit our Flickr group. To search using additional criteria visit the advanced search. Various wilderness logos are not housed in the library.


  • Recreation use impacts and pollution imagery depicts: trash, campsite and trail degradation, tree damage, vandalism, crowding, light pollution.
  • Border-related impact imagery depicts impacts from immigration such as trash, motor vehicle damage, and portions of border fence mainly from the Cabeza Prieta Wilderness and National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Accessibility imagery shows visitors with various disabilities enjoying and recreating in wilderness.
  • Cultural and historical imagery shows sites and structures of cultural, historical, paleontological and archeological significance including: ruins, cave dwellings, pictographs, petroglyphs, artifacts, fossils including an excavation, cabins, chimneys, lighthouses, mining remains.
  • Traditional tools and skills images include: cross-cut saw use, cross-cut saw sharpening, hand tool use, rigging, fence removal, water catchment breach being fixed using draft horse-drawn dredges, dam removal, brush and downed tree removal from a florida hurricane, trail work.
  • Non-native invasive plants (weeds) imagery shows volunteers pulling and inventorying weeds using GPS units.

In accordance with our use policy, library visitors are permitted to download an unlimited number of images from the library for personal, educational, scientific or professional use only. Commercial use and further distribution of library images is prohibited. Visitors are also encouraged to submit images to the library.

This image library was made possible, in part, by a generous donation in memory of John G. Batchelder.

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