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Wilderness Statistics Reports

Number Of Wilderness Units By Agency
Agency Wilderness Units Percent of Total Wilderness Units
Bureau of Land Management 224 28%
Fish and Wildlife Service 71 9%
Forest Service 447 56%
National Park Service 61 8%

Total 803

Figure above shows comparison of the number of wilderness areas managed by each agency. Wilderness areas that are managed by more than one agency are counted by each agency. Read our data disclaimer. Data last updated on 2/20/19 (acreages updated to be consistent with the Forest Service 2018 Land Area Report).

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