DEFINITION OF WILDERNESS(c) A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain. An area of wilderness is further defined to mean in this Act an area of undeveloped Federal land retaining its primeval character and influence, without permanent improvements or human habitation, which is protected and managed so as to preserve its natural conditions and which (1) generally appears to have been affected primarily by the forces of nature, with the imprint of man’s work substantially unnoticeable; (2) has outstanding opportunities for solitude or a primitive and unconfined type of recreation; (3) has at least five thousand acres of land or is of sufficient size as to make practicable its preservation and use in an unimpaired condition; and (4) may also contain ecological, geological, or other features of scientific, educational, scenic, or historical value.
Today Wilderness is only for the Wealthy and the Healthy. The ongoing effort to create Dumbed Down Wilderness has become an industry for a group of individuals who only have themselves in mind, although they claim the moral high ground under the guise that they are looking out for future generations and saving the planet.
Today the areas being recommended for wilderness have been trammeled by man. They contain logging units and road prisms that are substantially noticeable. Even after years of being grown over with vegetation, one fire will expose the road prisms to the state they were in when they were first built. But only until a rain on snow event washes the road into your drinking water.