The 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act is coming up on Sept. 3, 2014. Northland students teamed up with Northland College, the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center and WRNC to connect the public to wilderness areas.The Wilderness Act is one of the greatest conservation achievements to date. At its passing in 1964, there was only one dissenting vote.
The latest installment in the wilderness radio series features an interview with David Zentner and Mike Link. They talk about known and unknown heroes of wilderness. They also paint a picture of what wilderness is to them. Link retired as the executive director of the Audubon Center of the North Woods in Minnesota. Zentner is recognized for his work in helping to set the foundation for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Voyageurs National Park.