One of the things that makes The Wilderness Society’s work so effective is that we work with partners from across the country and from a broad spectrum of interests.
In my work promoting and protecting the National Landscape Conservation System, for example, I collaborate with more than eighty groups, including the National Council of Churches, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, American Rivers, and Outdoor Industry Association. Each of these groups and the millions of people they represent are crucially important because the future of the System is reliant upon a diversity of voices speaking up for these treasured landscapes that are managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
One of our most effective partners is REP or Republicans for Environmental Protection. Working on Capitol Hill and in communities around the nation, REP is a voice for conservation that echoes the land and conservation ethic espoused by President Roosevelt.
The Wilderness Society is fortunate to work with REP on a number of issues, which are summarized nicely in The Daily Green’s “10 Environmental Issues Republicans Should Champion,” by REP Policy Director, Jim DiPeso.