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President Bush signs New England Wilderness Act of 2006

President Bush has signed the New England Wilderness Act of 2006. This will give wilderness protection to more than 34,000 acres in New Hampshire which is already part of the White Mountain National Forest. It will also give more than 42,000 acres of wilderness protection in Vermont to part of the Green Mountain National Forest.

It’s worth noting that this land is not newly protected land added to the National Forests. These areas are already part of the National Forest. The areas covered in the New England Wilderness Act of 2006 are only being given special protection as wilderness. Designating this land as wilderness prohibits the use of motorized vehicles in those areas.

Here is a link to the Press Release from U.S. Senator Judd Gregg.

Here is a link to a map of the protected areas in Northern Vermont at U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy’s website.

Here is a link to a map of the protected areas in Southern Vermont at U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy’s website.

Here is a map of the Wild River area in the White Mountain National Forest of New Hampshire.

Here is a map of the Sandwich Range Wilderness area protected by the New England Wilderness Act of 2006.


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One thought on “President Bush signs New England Wilderness Act of 2006

  1. Wilderness means much more than just “no motorized vehicles.” It means the land will be forever managed as “wild”, and will offer increasingling rare opportunities to visit and experience a landscape “where natural forces prevail.” There are also benefits to wildlife, ecology, and scientific research that are not available in more heavily used or “managed” areas. For further info on the Wild River and Sandwich Range wilderness please see http://www.whywilderness.org

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