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

    Next week, Americans across the country will mark the 50th anniversary of one of the country’s most effective conservation laws, the Wilderness Act.  Signed by President Johnson on September 3, 1964, the Act was a historic achievement for federal public lands protection, marking the beginning of an era in which the American people are empowered by Congress to propose protection of special wild places, watersheds, wildlife habitat, and outstanding recreational opportunities like hunting, fishing, camping and hi

  • Michael Reinemer
    The Wilderness Society today praised Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) for introducing important legislation that would conserve more than 58,000 acres of public lands in Colorado’s Eagle and Summit Counties including approximately 40,000 acres of wilderness and more than 18,000 acres as special management areas.  
     
  • Michael Reinemer
    To mark the 50th year since the signing of the Wilderness Act in 1964, the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment and The Wilderness Society will host a conference on September 4 and 5 at the University of Colorado Law School in Boulder. “Celebrating the Great Law: The Wilderness Act at 50” will feature prominent authors, professors, historians, activists and Colorado’s poet laureate.