HOLDERNESS — Join the Squam Lakes Association Thursday, February 13 at 7 p.m. for the Squam Speaker Series: What is Wlderness?.
John Marunowski, Wilderness Manager, for the Pemigewasset Ranger District on the White Mountain National Forest will talk about the Pemigewasset and Sandwich Range Wilderness Areas. John's talk will explore the meanings behind this powerful idea, changes over the last 50 years since of the original Wilderness Act was signed into law, along with what the US Forest Service in New Hampshire has accomplished over that time.
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. On September 3, 1964 President Johnson signed into law the Wilderness Act. This historic bill established the National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) and set aside an initial 9.1 million acres of wildlands for the use and benefit of the American people. Now, 50 years later, as a result of America's continuing support for Wilderness, Congress has added over 100 million acres to this unique land preservation system. Don't miss out on this exciting talk about why Wilderness is so important!