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. Presentation by Bruce D. Anderson.