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  • Challenge 4: Wilderness

    WILDERNESS is an area that is ... wild. There are two kinds of wilderness. One kind of wilderness can be any natural area near you - wild places like a grassy hill, pond, river, or beach. The second kind of wilderness is described in the 1964 Wilderness Act and these places are called “Wilderness Areas” - lands and waters on federal public land that are protected. El Yunque has a Wilderness area called El Toro! This System of lands provides clean air, water, and habitat critical for rare and endangered plants and animals. The Act prohibits: