The Arctic Ocean is a remote and harsh environment, making oil drilling especially dangerous. It also is home to wildlife and local populations for whom an oil spill would be devastating.
The remote and frigid Arctic Ocean is home to whales, polar bears and other marine mammals. It is under great pressure from the oil industry, so we're working to keep it safe from drilling and oil spills.
Drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean is a recipe for disaster. The Wilderness Society is committed to protecting the ocean and its shores from drilling.
The Wilderness Society works with numerous national conservation organizations in our effort to protect the Arctic Ocean.
Add your voice to important wilderness causes and take action to stop threats to our wildlands by joining our community of wilderness activists.
Learn more about issues affecting the places we work to protect with our Notes from the Field.
Hear artists, activists and adventurers share what the ownership and legacy of these American wildlands means to them.
- Friday, February 27, 2015
The BLM’s Tres Rios Field Office issued a final plan today that could have balanced a number of issues, ranging from wilderness-quality lands to oil and gas leasing to protection of remarkable cultural artifacts, including those at Mesa Verde National Park.
- Thursday, February 26, 2015
The bill, jointly introduced by Rep. Simpson and Senator Jim Risch (R), eliminates important wild areas that have been recommended for wilderness protection by the U.S. Forest Service for nearly 30 years and significantly reduces the wilderness acreage designation from previous legislative versions, lopping off areas to cater to motorized recreation and heli-skiing.
- Thursday, February 19, 2015
The Every Kid in a Park initiative will provide 4th grade students and their families free admission to all national parks and other federal lands and waters for a full year, support transportation for school trips, and provide educational resources for students and teachers through field classrooms and digital materials.