List of Diverse Designations

Wilderness is one tool available for protecting the land. However, it is not the only option. Below is a list of alternatives to Wilderness that do not categorically ban bicycling.

Legislative Options

  • National Conservation Area
  • Protection Area
  • National Scenic Area
  • Wild and Scenic River
  • National Recreation Area
  • National Monument
  • National Park
  • National Wildlife Refuge
  • National Seashore or Lakeshore
  • National Scenic Trail
  • National Historic Trail
  • Special Management Area

Administrative Options

  • National Outstanding Natural Area
  • National Historic Landmark
  • National Register of Historic Places
  • National Natural Landmark
  • National Recreation Trail
  • Area of Critical Environmental Concern
  • Research Natural Area
  • Important Bird Area
  • Roadless Area

International Options

  • United Nations Biosphere Reserve
  • World Heritage Site