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.
 

  • Neil Shader

    A report on landscape-based mitigation released by the Interior Department Energy and Climate Change Task Force, “A Strategy for Improving the Mitigation Policies and Practices of The Department of the Interior,”  provides a blueprint for better protection for fish, wildlife, recreation and wild land values for the tens of millions of acres of public lands open to oil and gas and other energy development.

  • Michael Reinemer

    This weekend, veterans from around the West will be visiting the rolling, boulder-strewn landscape of the Dragoon Mountains south of Tucson to participate in a writing workshop that will guide them on skills needed to create narratives of fiction, non-fiction, or poetry that is informed both by their service experiences and the natural environment.

  • Neil Shader

    The following statement on the confirmation of Neil Kornze to be the Director of the Bureau of Land Management can be attributed to Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society.