A Note to All - Wilderness Study and National Monument Areas
January 11, 2018
When you read about the things that Senator Tester is trying to do to the wilderness study and National Monument areas, there are some things you need to know.
• Wilderness study areas, were not, are not, and never were, supposed to be wilderness. These areas were to be studied by the appropriate agency and recommendations made to Congress as to the disposition of the area. The recommendation was to be made within five years of the WSA (Wilderness Study Area) designation.
The study that was done determined that that these areas did NOT meet the requirements for wilderness designation.