Ventana Wilderness Alliance Tribute to the Wilderness Act
September third, 1964. President Lyndon Johnson signs the Wilderness Act into law. With passage of the Wilderness Act, Americans chartered a new course in world history--to preserve some of the country's last remaining wild-lands to protect their natural processes and values from development. In this short film, the Ventana Wilderness Alliance presents the history of this bill featuring the people behind its creation and the political foes who eventually worked together to have it pushed through congress and onto LBJ's desk. This film also features Congressman Sam Farr who elaborates on the benefits of the Wilderness Act and how it preserves for future generations a chance to experience the true beauty of the wilderness.