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Gazette Premium Content White Mountain forest marks Wilderness Act at 50

Associated Press Updated: June 1, 2014 at 12:01 pm

CAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — The White Mountain National Forest will help mark 50 years since The Wilderness Act was signed, protecting millions of wild lands in the United States.

Events are scheduled all year at the 100-million-plus acres that have Congressional designation under the act that was signed in September 1964.

In the White Mountain National Forest, six designated areas cover more than 150,000 acres: The Great Gulf, Wild River, Caribou-Speckled Mountain, Presidential Range-Dry River, Sandwich Range and the Pemigewasset (PEHM'-ih-juh-WAH'-set).

Some of the events in New Hampshire include the showing of the film "American Values: American Wilderness," and a skills institute for forest employees.

More on the Wilderness Act can be found at www.wilderness50th.org

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