Wildflowers are enticing treasures for wilderness lovers each year. They come in countless varieties and yet can be so fleeting. They sprinkle wild landscapes with color and send subtle fragrances into the nearby air.
One of spring’s greatest joys is its abundance of beautiful wildflowers. From alpine mountains to dense wetlands to steamy deserts, designated wilderness areas feature a plethora of wildflowers, which are thankfully protected as a cherished part of these landscapes.
Often working in the shadows of better-known male conservationists, female conservation leaders helped drive the 20th century conservation movement. In celebration of Women’s History Month, we honor 11 of those women who have made a difference to America’s wild lands.