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Gila Wilderness

The Gila Wilderness Celebrates 94 Years. Happy Birthday!

One of the largest National Forests in the continental United States is the Gila National Forest (3.3 million acres!) The Gila consists of the Aldo Leopold Wilderness, the Blue Range Wilderness, and the Gila Wilderness. Most noteworthy is the Gila Wilderness. On June 3, 1924, it was set aside as the first nationally designated wilderness. […]