Wildernesses and Primitive Areas in Southwestern National Forests

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The Region, 1991 - Wilderness areas - 70 pages
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Page 2 - 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 2 - 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 55 - Many lakes, more than 1 50 miles of streams, a 1 00-foot waterfall, and innumerable springs are in the area. An extensive trail system provides many opportunities for both day use and camping. Camping and other uses at some lakes and other areas are regulated to prevent damage to the fragile environment. Administered jointly by the Santa Fe and Carson National Forests, the wilderness encompasses parts of the Pecos/Las Vegas, Espanola, and Pefiasco Ranger Districts.
Page 24 - Wilderness is one of the most rugged, wildlife-filled areas in all of southern Arizona.
Page 15 - Elevations range from 1 ,900 feet near Apache Lake to 7,600 feet on Brown's Peak. Visits to some parts of this wilderness can be made throughout the year, using a rather extensive trail system. A Recreation Opportunity Guide is available which gives directions to trailheads and describes each trail. Copies are available...
Page 34 - Elevations range from 2,600 feet at the lower end of Salome Creek to 6,500 feet on Hopkins Mountain. Spring and fall are ideal times to visit this area; however, trails are rare and access to the wilderness is limited. Information is available from...
Page 36 - Teresas because its extreme ruggedness and abundance of caves and alcoves provide extraordinary solitude. The area has several good foot trails leading to major points of interest, but is...
Page 32 - At higher elevations, the dramatic rock outcrops and deep canyons make many areas difficult to reach on foot and virtually impossible on horseback.
Page 4 - Two types of prescribed fires may be approved for use within wilderness: those ignited by lightning and allowed to burn under prescribed conditions and those ignited by qualified Forest Service officers.
Page 10 - At the lower elevations, saguaro cactus, palo verde, and mesquite are the principal vegetative overstory species. As the elevation increases, grassland species change into the chaparral community and the highest elevations have ponderosa pine, Arizona whiteoak, and alligator juniper.

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