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50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act Conference

When: Fri., Sept. 26, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 2014

@ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, 332 S. 1400 E. Salt Lake City, Ut 84112
In commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Wilderness Act, this conference will examine the Wilderness Act from its initial beginnings to the modern day. Specific topics to be considered include the enactment of the Wilderness Act, the modern history of wilderness designation in the West, the economic valuation of wilderness, new challenges in wilderness designation, and specific ecological concerns including wildlife restoration, water, and climate change. Issues specific to wilderness designation and management in Utah will also be addressed. Historian Douglas Brinkley will deliver a noon-hour keynote address on “U.S. Presidents and the Wilderness Act.”

Price: $30-100

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