Spotlight On: National Park Service Wilderness Videos

Your Wilderness - November 2012

In setting out to capture the diversity of experiences Americans enjoy in our nation's wilderness areas, the National Park Service has embarked on an important journey, one told through the stories of hikers, anglers, stargazers, solitude-seekers, students, photographers, and many, many more.

Watch a video in the new “America's Wilderness” series and you'll find yourself awed by our country's natural beauty and inspired for an adventure of your own.

The Park Service, in conjunction with film students at American University in Washington, D.C., has produced five short videos, featuring the wilds of Death Valley National Park and the Phillip Burton Wilderness at Point Reyes National Seashore, capturing students and photographers interacting with both new and familiar landscapes. A sixth video, released in 2011, tackles the National Wilderness Preservation System at large, using words from the Wilderness Act of 1964 to illustrate the importance of permanently protecting public lands.

All six are available online, and more are on the way, as videographers turn their attention to Zion and Rocky Mountain national parks. By 2014, when the Wilderness Act turns 50, a full suite of videos will showcase the many ways wilderness enriches the lives of Americans. 

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