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New Wilderness Designated!

At the end of 2018, Congress designated new wilderness acreage in Tennessee and Arkansas. The Tennessee Wilderness Act created the Upper Bald River Wilderness (9,038 acres) and added acreage to the Big Frog Wilderness (348 acres), Little Frog Mountain Wilderness (966 acres), Sampson Mountain Wilderness (2,922 acres), Big Laurel Branch Wilderness (4,446 acres), and Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness (1,836 acres).

The Flatside Wilderness Enhancement Act became law on January 10, 2019 creating the 640 acre Bethune Woods-Flatside Wilderness in Arkansas.


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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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