Words of Wilderness: 1836 – Present
This love letter to wilderness celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Wilderness Act with stunning images and excerpts of poetry and words on wilderness.In 50 years, the designated wilderness areas in the United States has grown from nine to 109 million acres, including national forests, national parks, national wildlife refuges, and Bureau of Land Management lands.
Short by Pete McBride and Vital Films
Happy 50th Wilderness Act – In 50 years how you have grown: From Nine to 110 million acres.
Cinematography by Pete McBride, Matt Hobbs and Cael Jones.
Words by Edward Abbey, Aldo Leopold, Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Muir and Wallace Stegner
Words read by Duke Beardsley
Aerial Support by the late Doug Sheffer, DBS Helicopters, Aerial Filmworks, John McBride and Tom Walton.
Thanks to the visionaries who saved some wild country.