Sunday, May 15, 2011

America's Wilderness Areas on Google Maps

National Wilderness Preservation System Map

The USA has 756 National Wilderness areas that are designated for preservation in their natural condition. In these wilderness areas activities are restricted to non-motorized recreation (such as hiking and fishing ), scientific research, and other non-invasive activities. has created this Google Map of America's National Wilderness areas. It is possible to search the map by state and by name. If you click on a shaded polygon an information window displays more details about the selected Wilderness Area.

The Wilderness Areas are color-coded to show which authority that they are managed by. The map includes labels for each area that appear when you zoom in.


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