I recently returned home from travels in beautiful Utah and Nevada. Making my way through spectacular wilderness I was dismayed by how large areas were not available to the public. I have noticed this many times before but it always makes me sad. I firmly believe nature is something we all have inherited and have a rightful access to. Talking to US colleagues working with Wildeness therapy I learned that overcomming redtape and obtaining permits for the use of nature demanded considerable work. I was proud to inform them about the Norwegian public right act which allows any person to access and use all land (regardless of who owns it) except for the immediate vicinity of private housings. Landowners are not allowed to put up fences or other barriers.