Letter to President Obama regarding 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964
President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act in 1964. Bill Cronon, Mark Harvey, Paul Sutter, and Jay Turner sought historians of conservation and wilderness history of the United States to add their names to a letter to President Obama regarding the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964. The letter encouraged the president to consider delivering a major speech that celebrates America's history of protecting our nation's unique heritage of parks, monuments, and wilderness areas. 104 scholars signed it.
The deadline for signing has passed, but the letter can be viewed at:
Note from organizers in early January 2014:
Thanks to everyone who signed the letter to President Obama regarding the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964. The letter has been submitted to the White House with the signatures of 104 historians.