This document summarizes the Wilderness Areas Protection Act. This 1998 Act provides a framework to establish, protect and manage wilderness areas. The objectives of this Act are to protect natural processes, biological diversity and outstanding natural features. Additionally the Act seeks to encourage uses, such as education and research. This summary goes on to describe the administration of the Act. Further sections of this summary article include designation, private in-holdings, compensation if a person is negatively affected by decisions made pursuant to the Act, the effect of the Act on adjoining wilderness areas, management plans, public consultation, agreements, and access to information. This summary also includes information regarding prohibited activities, scientific research, wilderness recreation, and environmental education. Other activities including tenting, camping, fishing, hunting, trails are also discussed. The enforcement of the Act is included in this summary document. This document concludes by providing additional resources that can be contacted for more information.