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.
 

  • A letter to Members of the House of Representatives urging them to oppose HR 4899, a bill that would undermine important wildland protections and force drilling in pristine areas of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska

  • Every year, a coalition of conservation and environmental groups produce a report to help Congress as it debates the federal budget for the year. This report, has typically been to referred to as the "Green Budget." This year, it is titled "Green Investments," and it illustrates the importance of reinvesting in conservation and natural resources programs for Fiscal Year 2015 by looking at some of the effects of recent budget cuts. 

  • The Honorable Doc Hastings, Chairman
    U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources
    1324 Longworth House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
     
    The Honorable Peter DeFazio, Ranking Member
    U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources
    1324 Longworth House Building
    Washington, DC 20515
     
    Dear Chairman Hastings, Ranking Member DeFazio and Members of the Committee: