We are working to preserve and protect California’s spectacular wilderness, to restore critical wildlife habitat and to address the impacts of climate change.
Areas of focus:
The San Gabriel Mountains — less than an hour from downtown Los Angeles — are Southern California’s recreation backyard. Our work aims to create a national recreation area in these well visited mountains.
The Sierra Nevada forms California’s mountainous backbone. Many of Its renowned wildlands – near Yosemite and Sequoia parks – still need protection, restoration and wise management.
With spectacular pastel vistas, spring wildflowers and popular destinations like Death Valley and Joshua Tree national parks, the California Desert is an amazing place to discover. Much of the desert is still in need of protection.
An outdoor recreation gem, the Central Coast includes natural and cultural attractions amid mountain peaks, wildflower-dappled grasslands and wild chaparral hills. We are working to protect some of the most unique spots.
We're also working on a number of other campaigns in California, including:
- Berryessa Snow Mountan
- Bodie Hills
- Northern San Diego County
You can help ensure that California wildlands remain protected for generations to come.
Learn more about issues affecting the places we work to protect with our Notes from the Field.
Add your voice to important wilderness causes and take action to stop threats to our wildlands by joining our community of wilderness activists.
Find fact sheets, reports and other resources related to wilderness policy and conservation.
- Friday, February 17, 2017
The Wilderness Society commends the outdoor retail industry for making this important decision to stand by our nation’s public lands and with the millions of Americans who recreate on them.
The following statement is from Scott Miller, senior regional director for The Wilderness Society:
- Friday, February 17, 2017
Today, the U.S. Senate approved President Trump’s nominee, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society said:
“Americans deserve an Environmental Protection Agency that protects the health and safety of the public, especially the purity of our water and the quality of our air. Scott Pruitt has made it clear that this is not his agenda.
- Wednesday, February 15, 2017
In a historic move, four Alaska legislators from across the state this morning voted against House resolution HJR 5, which urges Congress to open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil exploration. Five representatives were absent. In response, The Wilderness Society’s Alaska regional director, Nicole Whittington-Evans, issues the following statement: