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The Ultimate Wild Wilderness Quiz
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Wild Wilderness was established to battle plans to develop public lands and thereby destroy their wilderness appeal for the public. The organization discovered that in many cases the government was slipping through legislation that could destroy wilderness areas in favor of commercial development. Take our quiz to learn more about preserving wilderness areas.

What is a trend that Wild Wilderness finds disturbing?

  • defoliation
  • urbanization
  • commercialization

In what year was Wild Wilderness founded?

  • 1980
  • 1986
  • 1991

What was the first battle fought by Wild Wilderness?

  • changing a ski and snowshoeing area to a motorized SnoPark
  • turning a lakeside tenting grounds into an RV park
  • clear cutting on a 30-acre public forest

How long did it take Wild Wilderness to win the battle against the motorized SnoPark?

  • one year
  • two years
  • three years

What private organization did Wild Wilderness discover was pushing federal legislation to allow its members to develop public lands for profit?

  • American Recreation Coalition
  • Outdoor Entrepreneurs Association
  • American Motorized Campers Association

How many equipment manufactures and motorized recreational groups are members in the American Recreation Collation?

  • more than 100
  • more than 120
  • more than 130

Who is the executive director of Wild Wilderness?

  • Joseph Gold
  • Jonathan Tin
  • Scott Silver

What is a prime target that Wild Wilderness wants to repeal?

  • Fee-Demo program
  • Pay-Per-Use program
  • User-Must-Pay program

When was the Fee-Demo program enacted?

  • 1990
  • 1996
  • 2000

How many government agencies were authorized to implement and charge user fees for public land use?

  • three
  • four
  • five

How many conservation and recreation groups protested against the enactment of the Fee-Demo proposal?

  • more than 200
  • about 250
  • more than 300

What government organization first expressed interest in charging fees for public land use?

  • Outdoor Recreation Resources Review Commission
  • Senate Appropriations Committee
  • Department of Rural Business and Cooperative Affairs

What was the first legislation that allowed user fees because of the ORRRC report?

  • the National State Reserve Act
  • the Land and Water Conservation Act
  • the National State Park Recovery Act

What are the purposes of the Wild Wilderness organization?

  • to advocate, educate, and c¬≠ommunicate
  • to identify, lobby, and defend
  • both of the above

How does Wild Wilderness define wilderness values?

  • solitude and naturalness
  • inspiration and challenge
  • all of the above

Who said this: "Some at least of the forest reserves should afford perpetual protection to the native flora and fauna...and free camping grounds for the ever increasing numbers of men and women...[They] should be set apart forever for the use and benefit of our people as a whole and not sacrificed to the shortsighted greed of a few."

  • John Muir
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • William Bartram

When was the Wild Wilderness Web site created?

  • 1997
  • 1994
  • 1991

What does the Wild wilderness Web site encourage its readers to do?

  • activism
  • passive aggression
  • public protests of government offices

What does the group suggest that citizens do when faced with pay-to-play fees in wilderness areas?

  • set up petition booths for visitors to sign
  • public protests that block entrances
  • civil disobedience

What is the name of the law that former president George W. Bush signed that allows fees for special recreation, standard amenity fees, and expanded amenities fees?

  • Recreation Access Tax (RAT)
  • Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA)
  • both of the above