Unnamed Resolution in Support of the Arctic International Wilderness Area in Northeastern Alaska

WHEREAS The American Society of Mammalogists has long recognised the need for having large areas of land remain undisturbed to be used primarily for biological research; and

WHEREAS The American Society of Mammalogists recognizes the psychological and philosophical needs for wilderness areas in America today; then

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that The American Society of Mammalogists commends the Wilderness Society, the Izaak Walton League, the Sierra Club, and the National Park Service, for their efforts to establish an Arctic International Wilderness Area in northeastern Alaska; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that The American Society of MammAlogists urges the proper authorities to take immediate steps to establish such an Arctic Wilderness Area in northeastern Alaska for the main purpose of long-term and undisturbed scientific study of its natural history.