Architect of The Wilderness Act of 1964

Architect of The Wilderness Act of 1964

One of the greatest contributors to the 20th century American conservation movement has also been one of the most overlooked. Howard Zahniser’s active role in the protection of both New York’s Adirondack State Park and Utah’s Dinosaur National Monument were notable achievements, but his successful effort to protect nearly 100 million acres of American wilderness is enduringly inspirational.

Featuring the perspective of “Zahnie’s” son, Edward, this film captures the humbleness and grace of a man who believed that,

“The true wilderness experience is one, not of escaping, but of finding one’s self by seeking the wilderness.”

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