Wilderness Connect, housed on the University of Montana campus, acknowledges that we are on the traditional lands of the Salish and Kalispel peoples, who have stewarded this land throughout many generations and are its past, present, and future caretakers.
Law, Regulation and Policy
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.