For professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones, wilderness is a set for making action films and a place to protect.
Young adult author T.A. Barron dreams up books about the magical ways wild places transform his characters.
Actress Betty White first experienced wilderness visiting California's Sierra Nevada as a girl.
Actress Wendie Malick says wilderness helps her to retreat from the bustle of urban life and rejuvenate.
Musician Dave Matthews wants to help draw attention to America's wild places and inspire us all to protect them.
A professional snowboarder, Forrest Shearer has seen first-hand how climate change is affecting our wild places.
Fire your imagination by exploring wild places — just like children’s author Cornelia Funke.
A wildlife photographer and youth outdoor leader, Dudley Edmondson wants to give more people opportunities to experience wild places.
Kai Hagen first connected with wilderness exploring Maryland's Catoctin Mountains, a short distance from the nation's capital, Washington, D.C.
Mom and photographer Lynn Donaldson talks about her work to connect her children with wild places and raise them as "outdoorsy" kids.
Seattle radio personality Shawn Stewart shares how wilderness has brought her closer to one of her best friends in life, her adopted dog Charlie.
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.
- Friday, December 9, 2016
Today, Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society, issued the following statement on the expected nomination of U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers for Secretary of the Interior.
“Across the political spectrum, Americans deeply cherish our shared public lands and want to see them protected for future generations. Turning the keys to our nation’s public lands over to someone who has called for drilling and development in pristine landscapes is not what most Americans want.
- Friday, December 9, 2016
Unfortunately, she has voted for measures that would prevent taxpayers from receiving a fair price for resources mined on public lands, prioritized drilling public lands over recreational uses, and allowed companies to bypass certain Clean Air Act provisions for offshore drilling. It’s not all bad news, she has supported renewable energy and cosponsored legislation to promote responsible siting of wind and solar on public lands, but the balance sheet isn’t good. Here’s a sampling of the rest of her record.
- Thursday, December 8, 2016
Today, the Senate took its final steps to secure the National Defense Authorization Act – without the presence of a provision that would have undermined collaborative plans to conserve the sagebrush ecosystem and hampered the sage-grouse’s chances at survival.