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New Wilderness Protection for 2 Million Acres Signed Today - 1 views

    President Barack Obama has signed legislation today that sets aside more than 2 million acres as protected wilderness.

    The Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, a collection of nearly 170 separate measures, protects land, lakes and shorelines for future generations. It also represents one of the largest expansions of wilderness protection in a quarter-century, protecting vast tracts of land, hundreds of miles of rivers and trails, and historic sites and heritage areas.
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