The 1964 Wilderness Act, written to protect public lands, makes commercial photos and films illegal without a permit. But in the age of the smartphone, it has not kept up with the times.
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Created in 1964, the National Wilderness system now covers about 5 percent of the United States. See National Geographic photographer Michael Melford's photos of current and proposed National Wilderness areas.
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