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The information on this page focuses on wilderness, which refers to land managed to perpetuate and, where needed, restore wilderness character within legal constraints. Recommended wilderness is one of the six significant issues raised in response to the June 2011 proposed action. Information on Backcountry areas and the Kettle Crest Special Interest Area is also provided, as these three types of designations share certain ecological and recreational characteristics.

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The graph below summarizes the percent of forest land proposed under each alternative for recommended wilderness, backcountry non-motorized use and the Kettle Crest SIA.

Recommended Wilderness Proposed chart