Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Wilderness Act at 50

Sierra Club Celebrates Wilderness Designations in Louisiana

General Meeting at The Backpacker

July 24, 2014  7:00 PM

In recognition of the nationwide celebrations observing the 50th Anniversary of the passage of the US Wilderness Act this year, Charlie Fryling, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at LSU will make a presentation on the origin and history of the Wilderness Designation which protects irreplaceable parts of America's Natural Heritage.  Fryling's presentation will include photographs of the Breton Islands Wilderness in St. Bernard Parish which are one of three wilderness areas in Louisiana with this protective designation. The Sierra Club in Louisiana was instrumental in obtaining the Wilderness designation for these islands in the 1970's.  Find out more about Wilderness Areas in the USA and Louisiana on the and catch up on all the fun this year on
Fryling received his MS in Landscape Architecture from Harvard University.  He teaches courses such as plant materials, regional planning, ecology and the American landscape.  An avid photographer, he uses his photographs extensively to illustrate his lectures.  Professor Fryling is also an environmental activist and has been involved in environmental concerns of preservation, restoration and social justice for the past 45 years and is a current member of the Executive Committee of the Delta Chapter of the Sierra Club. He is known by many of our elected officials and governmental agencies as one who is very concerned about the protection of the Atchafalaya Basin  and a constant proponent for keeping it “Wet and Wild.”

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