The Wilderness system in the United States continues to grow every year from the original 9.1 million acres. Current figures show the size to be 109.5 million acres.
Wilderness Acreage By Agency
Current state acreages below are the sum of acreage measurements reported by each administrative unit for each wilderness. (Last updated on 8/11/09)
- Alaska has a total of 57,425,569 acres of designated wilderness
- California has a total of 14,986,424 acres of designated wilderness
- Colorado has a total of 3,707,254 acres of designated wilderness
- Idaho has a total of 4,522,779 acres of designated wilderness
- Montana has a total of 3,443,038 acres of designated wilderness
- Nevada has a total of 3,370,343 acres of designated wilderness
- Oregon has a total of 2,473,207 acres of designated wilderness
- Utah has a total of 1,156,952 acres of designated wilderness
- Washington has a total of 4,423,676 acres of designated wilderness
- Wyoming has a total of 3,111,232 acres of designated wildernesses
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