w50_logo_cmykWhile leading The Wilderness Society in the 1950’s from the Murie Ranch in Moose, WY, Olaus Murie, along with Howard Zahniser and other key advocates, laid the groundwork for the establishment of America’s Wilderness Act (1964). As 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of that historic occasion, The Murie Center honors and extends the Murie legacy through its promotion of the preservation of wilderness and wildness across the country. The Murie Center will play a key role in leading a local celebration of the Wilderness Act as it coordinates the Jackson Hole Wilderness Rendezvous on October 12, 2014. The day’s events will include a historic gathering at the Murie Ranch featuring Ed Zahniser, Howard’s son, and other events that will highlight both the rich heritage and the cherished future of wilderness. From October 15-19, 2014, the National Wilderness Conference (Wilderness50) will be held in Albuquerque, NM with the theme of celebrating 50 years of American Wilderness. Visit the Wilderness50 website to learn about events occurring across the country in 2014 and see how you can contribute to a year-long celebration. Read an article about the fiftieth anniversary of the Wilderness Act in the Jackson
Read Ed Zahniser's remarks on the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act »

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