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2014 Fall Mansfield Conference

The Imperative of Wilderness at 50 Years

In passing the Wilderness Act fifty years ago, the United States Congress created a legal and ethical imperative to preserve wilderness as a public good. The 2014 Fall Mansfield Conference will celebrate past work done to fulfill that imperative and consider the future challenges and controversies facing wilderness.  The conference will pay special attention to the key roles Montana and Montanans have played and are playing in pursuing, establishing, and realizing the imperative of wilderness.

This conference is presented in partnership with the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center, The Project on American Democracy & Citizenship, the Montana Wilderness Association, the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center, and the Wilderness Institute.