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Leo J. Salo

Wilderness-alueet Yhdysvaltain kansallispuistoissa.

Salo L.J. (1974). Wilderness-alueet Yhdysvaltain kansallispuistoissa. Silva Fennica vol. 8 no. 4 article id 4911. https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.a14755

English title: Wilderness areas in American national parks.


The paper deals with the establishment and present situation of the national parks in USA. The aim of the establishment of national parks was, on the one hand, to preserve part of the natural environment, and on the other hand, to reserve areas suitable for recreation. In addition to the national parks, or rather within them, so-called wilderness areas have been established since 1964. In these areas even such measures as fire and insect control are avoided to the greatest extent possible. The use of the wilderness areas for recreation is restricted to foot and horse trails as well as watercourses, all motorized transportation being prohibited. Campgrounds are provided with only the most primitive comforts. So far only a few wilderness areas have been established in the national parks, but there are tens of suitable areas that have been reserved for this purpose.

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Original keywords
erämaat; kansallispuistot; Yhdysvallat; virkistyskäyttö; luonnonsuojelu

English keywords
wilderness areas; national parks; USA; recreation; nature conservation; United States

Published in 1974

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