The European Wilderness Society has been honoured with a visit from US National Park Service -Wilderness specialist Mr. Garry Oye. Garry worked in protected area management in the USA for over 35 years, for example at the National Park Service and US Forest Service. In his most recent years, Garry provided program leadership for Wilderness Stewardship in National Parks. The program includes 60 Wilderness areas in 49 Parks, covering 44 million acres.
Garry has taken the chance to explore the Wilderness across our planet and is joining the European Wilderness Society for a short visit. After a guided tour through the UNESCO Biospherepark Lungau, the team will visit the Kalkalpen and Hohe Tauern together this week. For next week a visit to Königsbrücker Heide is planned, before Garry will continue his European Wilderness trip.