San Gorgonio Wilderness Area: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Public Lands...89-1, on H.R. 6891 and Related Bills, Nov. 16, 17, 1965
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Page 224 - ... of sufficient size as to make practicable its preservation and use in an unimpaired condition; and (4) may also contain ecological, geological, or other features of scientific, educational, scenic, or historical value.
Page 251 - In order to assure that an increasing population, accompanied by expanding settlement and growing mechanization, does not occupy and modify all areas within the United States and its possessions, leaving no lands designated for preservation and protection in their natural condition...
Page 235 - A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.
Page 251 - Act an area of undeveloped Federal land retaining its primeval character and influence, without permanent improvements or human habitation, which is protected and managed so as to preserve its natural conditions and which (1) generally appears to have been affected primarily by the forces of nature, with the imprint of man's work substantially unnoticeable...
Page 251 - Act (including measures required in emergencies involving the health and safety of persons within the area), there shall be no temporary road, no use -of motor vehicles, motorized equipment or motorboats...
Page 224 - ... generally appears to have been affected primarily by the forces of nature, with the imprint of man's work substantially unnoticeable; (2) has outstanding opportunities for solitude or a primitive and unconfined type of recreation...
Page 215 - We must reaffirm our dedication to the sound practices of conservation which can be defined as the wise use of our natural environment; it is, in the final analysis, the highest form of national thrift — the prevention of waste and despoilment while preserving, improving and renewing the quality and usefulness of all our resources.
Page 376 - Thus it is our task in our time and in our generation to hand down undiminished to those who come after us what was handed down to us by those who went before, the natural wealth and beauty which is ours.