Example of an inholding map.
The Wilderness Land Trust (WLT) completed an exhaustive survey of the remaining private holdings located in the nation’s designated wilderness lands. It’s a good news bad news story.
The WLT is the only national organization dedicated solely to buying these lands and adding them to the National Wilderness Preservation System.
Our continuing mission to eliminate these pockets of inholdings and create a seamless wilderness system is vital, echoing the spirit and intent of the original Wilderness Act.
When the Trust started working on this problem, there were 400,000 acres of private lands within designated wilderness in the lower 48 States.
Our inventory completed in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Wilderness Act reveals that now 180,000 acres remain.
The Wilderness Land Trust
PO Box 1420, Carbondale, CO 81623 phone: 970.963.1725 fax: 970.963.6067