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Rocky Mountain Region

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National
> 106 million acres in NWPS
> 662 wilderness units
> 5% of U.S. land mass

Forest Service - National
> 35 million acres are wilderness
> 406 wilderness units
> 32% of NWPS


Colorado
> State acres: 66 million acres
> Wilderness acres: 3.3 million acres (administered by the FS)
> Total of 35 wildernesses (administered by the FS)
> Largest Wilderness - Weminuche (488,210 acres)
> Smalles Wilderness - Byers (8,095 acres)
> 32 of the 54 14ers are in wilderness


Nebraska
> State acres: 49 million acres
> 12,429 wilderness acres (administered by FS & FWS)
> Total of 2 wildernesses
> Largest NE Wilderness - Soldier Creek (7,794 acres, FS)
> Smallest NE Wilderness- Fort Niobrara (4,635 acres, FWS)


South Dakota

> State acres: 48 million acres
> 77,570 wilderness acres (administered by FS & NPS)
> Total of 2 wildernesses
> Largest SD Wilderness - Badlands (64,144 acres, NPS)
> Smallest SD Wilderness- Black Elk (13,426 acres, FS)
> Harney Peak -7,242 ft., is the highest peak east of the Rocky Mountains


Wyoming
> State acres: 62 million acres
> Wilderness acres: 3.1 million acres (all administered by FS)
> Approx. 1.1 million acres in R2; approx. 2 million acres in R4
> Total of 15 wildernesses, 10 in R2; 5 in R4
> Largest WY Wilderness - Washakie (704,274 acres)
> Smallest WY Wilderness- Encampment (10,124 acres)


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