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  • Our focus at The Wilderness Society is preserving spectacular lands like the California Desert and our national forests, but the critical decisions that determine their future sometimes take place inside the rarified realm of a federal courtroom.

  • This feature was first published in the 2009 Wilderness Magazine. To receive the annual magazine and quarterly newsletters from The Wilderness Society, become a member today!

    Christopher Dunagan is the environmental reporter for the Kitsap Sun in Bremerton, Washington, and has been covering forest issues in the Northwest for 25 years.


    By Christopher Dunagan

  • Good news for salmon in Washington! Through our work coordinating a diverse coalition in Washington state, salmon habitat on the battered Skokomish River scored a win recently.

    Over the years, road construction, clearcut logging, and dams, among other factors, have significantly altered the character of the Skokomish River, which empties into southwest portion of Puget Sound.

  • This feature was first published in the 2009 Wilderness Magazine. To receive the annual magazine and quarterly newsletters from The Wilderness Society, become a member today!

    This article linking public lands, wildlife and climate change was written by Doreen Cubie of Awendaw, South Carolina, who also writes for National Wildlife and Audubon.


    By Doreen Cubie

  • This feature was first published in the 2009 Wilderness Magazine. To receive the annual magazine and quarterly newsletters from The Wilderness Society, become a member today!

    Writer David S. Wilcove is a professor of ecology, evolutionary biology, and public affairs at Princeton University and the author of No Way Home: The Decline of the World’s Great Animal Migrations.


    By David S. Wilcove

  • There’s a joke here in town that D.C. is Hollywood for ugly people; meaning that the celebrities we see out on the town are not beautiful movie stars, but rather average looking politicians and appointees. Well, it felt like a red carpet event this morning in the shadow of the Capitol dome as a team of Wilderness Society staff and interns gathered with over a hundred other supporters for the release of the Senate’s clean energy and climate bill.

  • Writing for the National Journal’s energy and environment blog this week, Wilderness Society President Bill Meadows praised Senators Boxer and Kerry for their leadership in introducing the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act. Meadows expressed optimism that U.S.

  • This feature was first published in the 2009 Wilderness Magazine. To receive the annual magazine and quarterly newsletters from The Wilderness Society, become a member today!

  • Devil’s Staircase Proposed Wilderness Area

    Imagine a place so rugged and wild that one guide book describes it as a place that only a “handful of mortals have penetrated”. It is also home to an abundance of wildlife, including salmon, black bear, otter and mink. Do you picture Alaska? If so think again. In fact, you don’t have to travel to Alaska to enjoy this type of pristine wildness. One exists in the Lower 48 – in Oregon.

  • The results are in!

    To honor the 45th anniversary of the Wilderness Act on Sept. 3, we asked for your best original photos from excursions in nature and you did not disappoint. From stunning vistas to wildlife in action, the winning shots of our photo contest capture truly inspirational moments offered by our nation’s wild places.

    Check out the stunning 45 finalist photos below.

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