Loring Woodman was instrumental in pushing for legislation that would eventually become the Wyoming Wilderness Act, which protects over 300,000 acres of the Gros Ventre Wilderness and roughly 600,000 more acres across the state.

The fall of 2019 will mark the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act and the 55th anniversary of the national Wilderness Act, which today protects 758 wilderness areas totaling nearly 110 million acres nationwide.

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