The disappearance of unmodified wildlands in the lower 48 has been drastic. Since 1650 unspoiled wildlands have declined by 92%. Since 1900 these wild places have decreased by nearly 83%. For Minnesota, the loss of our wildland heritage has been no less alarming. Since pre-settlement Minnesota’s wildlands have declined by 95%. Within 20 years, if current loss rates continue, 99% of our original wild heritage could be gone indefinitely. When viewed in the context of wildland acres per person, pristine wildlands have declined from 383 wildland acres per person pre-European settlement to .5 acres per person today; a 99.9% decline. This paper attempts to capture the magnitude of loss at the national and Minnesota scales, during five time periods; pre-settlement, 1900, 1964, current day and 2030. The role of disturbance factors of logging, agriculture, mining, grazing, energy development, motorized recreation, residential sprawl and invasive species are evaluated for each time period.