Wilderness - The Mesquite Flat Dunes, Death Valley, California, US  (2016-2020) 

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Protected and managed so as to preserve its natural conditions and which generally appears to have been affected primary by the forces of nature, with the imprint of man's work substantially unnoticeable. (The Wilderness Act of 1964). Today, there are more than 109 million acres of federally protected Wilderness in 44 US states. Yet, their area encompasses only 5.1 percent of the nation's land. Wilderness has been associated with godliness, beauty, freedom, health and American virtues. Unhindered by humans, natural processes provide us all with clean air, soil and water. Large expanses of undisturbed habitat are important to the survival of numerous plant and animal species and provide an ecological baseline with which to understand the impact of humans on nature. 93% of The Death Valley National Park is protected as Wilderness.

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