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Recreation science Map skills, like those taught during a  Bay Area Wilderness Training course, are essential in the wilderness. Bell Mountain Wilderness (Credit: Jason Connor) Kootznoowoo Wilderness (Credit: Tongass National Forest) Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (Credit: Tom Kaffine) Mt. Hood Wilderness (Credit: Erik Hovmiller) Land managers attend a Carhart Center training
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New Wilderness Designated!

The President signed the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act into law on March 12, 2019. In addition to the renewal of the Every Kid Outdoors program and reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, this public lands law designates more than 600 new miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers and 1.3 million new acres of wilderness.

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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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