Finding Smart Places

When we work to guide renewable energy development to the most appropriate places, we can avoid damaging sensitive wildlands and wildlife habitat.

At The Wilderness Society, we’re working to direct renewable energy projects to the most sensible lands. And we’re joined by other conservationists, sportsmen, elected officials, utility commissioners, energy companies and others who are united in calling for forward thinking policies.

Guiding Smart Development

We work to guide renewable energy development away from sensitive wildlands and wildlife habitat and onto lands that have already been used. These lands are close to cities and existing roads and transmission lines.

Incentives for Smart Development

We are working to help government agencies and land planners incentivize development of renewable energy, especially on already degraded lands.
 

  • Michael Reinemer

    The Wilderness Society praises Congress for passing the Hill Creek Cultural Preservation and Energy Development Act (H.R. 356 / S. 27). The legislation provides for the exchange of roughly 20,000 acres of Utah’s mineral rights from ecologically and culturally sensitive lands in the Desolation Canyon region of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation for federal mineral rights in another part of the reservation.

  • Michael Reinemer

    The draft House Interior and Environment Appropriations bill released today is a clear improvement from previous years, though it still misses the mark on several key conservation, climate and public lands needs and is laden with numerous policy provisions or “riders” that have no place in the appropriations process.

  • Michael Reinemer

    On Wednesday, The Wilderness Society presented lifetime conservation achievement awards to Representatives George Miller, Jim Moran and Rush Holt, who collectively represent 80 years of support for conservation of some of America’s most stunning landscapes and protection of the country’s clean air and water.  All three members of Congress have announced their plans to retire at the end of the current session.

    Rep. George Miller (California – 11th District)