Wilderness Act thriving after 45 years

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) - It's 45 years old and more than 100 million acres strong.

This week marks the 45th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, which has preserved more than 3.7 million acres of public land in Colorado.

Most recently, the tally includes thousands of acres in the Dominguez Canyonlands and the backcountry of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Like the Dominguez plan, says Mike Matz, Executive Director of the Campaign for America's Wilderness, preserving public lands is a collaboration that crosses typlical political lines.
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