Want better video quality? Sign in to access HD streaming!


Want to watch better-quality PBS Video? Sign in to access HD streaming!

When you sign in, you'll become a PBS Insider and we'll share your contact information with your local PBS station. You may receive updates to help you stay connected with what's happening online and in your community. Privacy Policy


Wilderness in the 21st Century

  • Aired: 10/21/2010
  • 26:48
  • Rating: TV-G
Since the passage of the Wilderness Act in 1964, Americans have learned to accept the notion of wilderness as a place "where man himself is a visitor who does not remain." But the recent success of the Owyhee Canyonlands wilderness and the controversy surrounding the Boulder-White Clouds proposal suggest that our views of wilderness and wilderness legislation have evolved in the past fifty years.
Embed Options
Close ×
Wilderness in the 21st Century
Wilderness in the 21st Century
As battle lines are set, we examine the complex nature of wilderness in the 21st century.
Please copy this text to your clipboard.
Problems Playing Video ?
Major Funding Provided by the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation
PBS Anywhere - funder area
Related Links:


Watch videos from your favorite PBS KIDS shows with the PBS KIDS Video app for your tablet or phone.

Masterpiece Collection

Own it now! Victoria, Poldark, Downton Abbey on DVD & Blu-ray. Visit ShopPBS.


New Hampshire PBS helps all of us explore new worlds and ideas. Give Now