Learn some insider tips on how to enjoy and protect wilderness.
Before you venture into wilderness, prepare yourself with some knowledge. Our planning ahead tips will help you learn all you need to know – from finding the right gear to understanding outdoor ethics.
Whether you want to find the best place for your favorite outdoor recreation, or explore new activities, check out our Things to Do tips. They will help you enjoy wilderness to the fullest - while protecting the wild places you love.
Become a true insider by learning what terms like “mandal,” “slackpack” and “peak bagging” mean.
Betty White first visited California’s Sierra Nevada at age four. That visit, and visits almost every year thereafter, made a lasting impression on her.
Wilderness is a precious resource with many human, natural and economic benefits that we need to protect.
- Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Senator Cantwell, the ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, has scheduled a hearing in Seattle on August 27 to examine wildfire issues. Senator John Barrasso, who chairs that committee’s Public Lands, Forests and Mining subcommittee, is also scheduled to participate in the hearing.
- Tuesday, August 25, 2015
When President Obama visits Alaska at the end of August, climate change will be a key focus of his trip. The Wilderness Society developed the following memo to provide a brief primer on key Alaska public lands where the effects of climate change can already be seen. This information is intended to ease your research and inform your reporting during the president’s visit. It focuses on four areas where the president’s administration has made major, important decisions:
- Monday, August 24, 2015
“We are heartened to see that President Obama is focusing on clean energy as part of building an enduring environmental legacy in the last 18 months of his presidency, and the Clean Power Plan is a good start,” said Jamie Williams, president of the Wilderness Society, one of the oldest conservation groups in the United States. "This administration has shifted the role our public lands play in powering the nation. We have solar projects on public lands for the first time ever.