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Connecting federal employees, scientists, educators, and the public with their wilderness heritage
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A Presidential Wilderness Legacy

During his presidency, George Herbert Walker Bush (June 12, 1924 - November 30, 2018) enacted laws designating 75 wilderness areas, including more than 40 areas protected by the Arizona Desert Wilderness Act of 1990. This law alone designated nearly half of the 90 wilderness areas protected in Arizona today and includes desert gems like Mount Nutt (below).

Mount Nutt Wilderness

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Wilderness.net is a public wilderness information website formed in 1996 through a collaborative partnership between the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center and the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute--the federal government's wilderness training and research arms, respectively--and the College of Forestry and Conservation's Wilderness Institute at the University of Montana.



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