A tract of land, or a region, uncultivated and uninhabited by human beings, whether a forest or a wide, barren plain; a wild; a waste; a desert; a pathless waste of any kind.
An area of public land, designated by Congress, where man is only a visitor. Wilderness areas allow no motorized equipment, and usually no vegetative management of any kind. The most restrictive land use category among the public lands.
'a large tract of land remote at its core from mechanised access or settlement, substantially unmodified by modern technological society or capable of being restored to that state, and of a sufficient size to make practicable its long-term protection of its natural systems'. (The Macquarie Dictionary 1997)