Text: S.J.Res.67 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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--S.J.Res.67--
S.J.Res.67
One Hundred First Congress of the United States of America
AT THE FIRST SESSION
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday, the third day of January,
one thousand nine hundred and eighty-nine
Joint Resolution
To commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 which
established the National Wilderness Preservation System.
Whereas 1989 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the establishment of the
National Wilderness Preservation System;
Whereas wilderness areas were created to secure for the American people the
benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness;
Whereas Congressionally designated wilderness is an area of undeveloped
Federal land where earth and nature are untrammeled by man, and where man
is a visitor who does not remain;
Whereas wilderness areas allow us to preserve ecological, geological,
scientific, educational, scenic, and historical values;
Whereas wilderness areas provide outstanding opportunities for solitude and
primitive recreation;
Whereas in 1924 the Gila Wilderness in New Mexico was the first
administratively designated wilderness in the nation, and became statutory
wilderness in 1964;
Whereas there are four hundred and seventy-four units totaling nearly
ninety-one million acres in forty-four States that comprise the National
Wilderness Preservation System today;
Whereas a wide range of individuals, organizations, and agencies with
differing perspectives have worked with Congress to promote preservation of
wilderness areas;
Whereas the Forest Service, the National Park Service, the Fish and Wildlife
Service, and the Bureau of Land Management are entrusted to protect and
manage our wilderness heritage;
Whereas the Wilderness Act passed in both houses of Congress with a strong
sense of bipartisan support; and
Whereas the Wilderness Act was signed into law on September 3, 1964 by
President Lyndon Baines Johnson: Now, therefore, be it
 Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of
 America in Congress assembled, That the week of September 3 through September
 9, 1989, is designated as `National Wilderness Week'. The President is
 authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people
 of the United States to observe the week with appropriate activities and
 programs.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Vice President of the United States and
President of the Senate.ation System;
Whereas wilderness areas were created to secure for the American people the
benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness;
Whereas Congressionally designated wilderness is an area of undeveloped
Federal land where earth and nature are untrammeled by man, and where man
is a visitor who does not remain;
Whereas wilderness areas allow us to preserve ecological, geological,
scientific, educatio

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