Idaho

Idaho is home to some of the most rugged and remote wildlands in the United States. Its forests, mountain deserts and rivers support some of the most diverse plant and animals species in the American west.

Stories from Idaho

Learn more about Idaho's wildlands from residents who live, work and play on the land.

Idaho focus areas

Idaho's Clearwater Basin, Boise National Forest and Payette National Forest are two diverse wildlands in need of greater protection.

Other campaigns in Idaho

In addition to the national forests we're working to protect, we're also fighting threats to Idaho's rare wild desert canyonlands and struggling wildlife species.

Help protect Idaho

You can help ensure that Idaho's wildlands remain vibrant and healthy for generations to come. Join us in protecting Idaho wildlands.

  • Michael Reinemer

    Strayed will receive the We Are the Wild Inspiration Award, which recognizes a person who embodies the spirit of wilderness and its transformative power.

    Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society, said, “In this 50th anniversary year of the Wilderness Act, we present this award to underscore the importance of inspiring people to discover and care for our wild lands. Today we honor Cheryl Strayed for her remarkable story and for inspiring new generations to experience wilderness, which forms the backbone of the American spirit.”

  • Michael Reinemer

    President Obama will use his executive authority to create the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, an action that will improve outdoor recreation, safeguard vital water supplies and protect wildlife in the backyard of Los Angeles – the nation’s most populous county.

  • Michael Reinemer

    The Wilderness Society applauds the Obama Administration for advancing bipartisan efforts to further protect ocean ecosystems and their scientific value by using the Antiquities Act to expand the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, an undisturbed island and atoll chain located 1,000 miles southwest of Hawaii. The proclamation builds on the approximately 83,000 square-mile national monument initially designated by President George W. Bush in 2009.