Law, Regulation and Policy

Boundary Waters, Minnesota, Flickr User Adam Baker (CC-by-2.0)

These three elements—law, regulation, and policy—form the foundation of wilderness and land management. More than 120 laws directly affect wilderness areas, while many others prescribe measures that influence management. Nuances in agency wilderness policies and thousands of regulations complicate the wilderness stewardship landscape. Use the resources provided here to guide management decision-making and advocacy campaigns that preserve wilderness character.