This course covers the special provision of the Wilderness Act of 1964 that grants public use of aircraft and motorized boats in some wilderness areas.
This course is self-paced, allowing learners the flexibility to complete the course as quickly or slowly as they need. While exploring course content, learners can investigate topics in greater detail through enrichment activities that link to real-world examples, original source materials, and policy documents. Learners can easily move from section to section as they navigate through the course, revisiting concepts as needed. This course includes the following elements.
Elements of the course:
- Informational text
- Interactive practice activities
- Engaging videos
- Learn More opportunities
- Supplemental reference materials
After completing all course activities, you will complete a brief assessment to demonstrate your understanding of key course concepts. Upon successful completion of the assessment, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
- Language from the Wilderness Act
- Permitted Use Outside of Alaska
- Use Allowed in Alaska
- Facility Maintenance
- Common Issues and Mistakes
Be able to:
- List the circumstances when landing aircraft or motorboat use in wilderness is allowed by the Wilderness Act.
- Recognize how special language in designating legislation may impact aircraft and motorboat use.
- Describe common mistakes in dealing with aircraft and motorboat use in wilderness and corresponding solutions
- Find federal agency policies that address the special provisions of landing aircraft and motorboat use.
- List the circumstances when aircraft, motorboat, and other prohibited uses are allowed in Alaskan wilderness by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act.
- Describe appropriate facility maintenance needed to enable approved use of aircraft and motorboats in wilderness.
No additional background knowledge or skills are required for this course.