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?
In what year was Wild Wilderness founded?
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?
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?
What is a prime target that Wild Wilderness wants to repeal?
When was the Fee-Demo program enacted?
How many government agencies were authorized to implement and charge user fees for public land use?
How many conservation and recreation groups protested against the enactment of the Fee-Demo proposal?
more than 200
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 communicate
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."
When was the Wild Wilderness Web site created?
What does the Wild wilderness Web site encourage its readers to do?
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
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?