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April 2015

On December 19, 2014, President Obama signed into law 89,285 acres of wilderness additions to the Bob Marshall, Scapegoat and Alpine Lakes Wildernesses and 155,685 acres of newly-designated wilderness in four different wilderness areas in Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico--Columbine-Hondo, Hermosa Creek, Wovoka, and Pine Forest Range.
Produced for the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and released in 2015, the Untrammeled podcast series (currently episodes 1-3), explores different wilderness areas:
Episode 1: Meet the "Maroon Belles," women who began the work 50 years ago to designate the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, then hike into the wilderness with the next generation of female conservationists.

Episode 2: Life slows down in the Okefenokee Wilderness as visitor services manager Chip Campbell captivates you with stories of the swamp told in a thick Southern drawl.

Episode 3: Learn to see the Death Valley Wilderness desert's magnificent colors through a hike to a dry falls, a Native American sunrise ritual, and a stargazing tour in one of few places left that preserves a truly dark night sky.


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A student conducting invasive plant inventory using a GPS unit 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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