Part One

Part 1

"Wilderness at 40"  September 2, 2004

Friday, September 3rd is the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Wilderness Act.  Although somewhat taken for granted by many if not most Americans, it will, in our lifetimes, become the greatest tribute to what America truly is.  We explore this with three of America's leading wilderness spokespersons.


                 News. . . then . . . 

The Struggle for Wilderness: Past, Present and Future 

with Doug Scott, Policy Director

  Part Two

The Evolution of America's Wilderness Ideal 

with Professor Roderick Nash, Ph. D.

What is it about America that led to a national system of wild places, preserved and protected . . . for you, us, our children's children and the world?

Books by Roderick Nash

Part Three

Part 3

America / Wilderness / Freedom's Gift 

with Dr. Bonnie Gisel, Ph. D. 

Curator, LeConte Memorial Lodge / Yosemite National Park.

What is the real significance of the American Wilderness System to the future of people, nature and a good earth?