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.
- Sunday, December 4, 2016“Today’s decision to halt the Dakota Access Pipeline and to call for a full environmental review of alternative routes is welcome and positive news,” said Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society. “The Army Corps of Engineers is right to recognize that Native nations were not meaningfully consulted on a project with such high risks to their sovereign lands and drinking water.
- Thursday, December 1, 2016
The Bureau of Land Management has released its final version of its Planning 2.0 regulation, which has helped shape progress the BLM has made in its land use planning. The Wilderness Society applauds this effort and has already seen examples of smart planning in effect.
- Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Yesterday, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed H.R. 4665, Outdoor Recreation’s Economic Contributions (REC) Act, which President Obama is expected to sign into law.
This bill would ensure that the outdoor recreation economy is measured by the federal government and accounted for as part of the national gross domestic product (GDP). The House of Representatives passed the bill earlier this month.