So I took the bait on Google this morning and followed the crop circle doodle–which landed me on the UK Guardian’s Environment Blog. While there, I noticed this photo slide show in the corner, commemorating the 45th anniversary of the US’s Wilderness Act.
“On 3 September, when the Wilderness Act was passed, 9.1m acres of America was designated as wilderness. Today, there are 756 wilderness areas covering nearly 110m acres in 44 states and Puerto Rico – nearly 5% of America’s total land area.”
No sea otters in there, but plenty of other critters–the show has some really stunning photos and serves as a great reminder of conservation success. It makes me want to toss everything aside and go on a road trip–maybe I’d see some crop circles.