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.
- Tuesday, June 23, 2015
The award is the organization’s highest honor bestowed on one person each year who has never held public office but had a notable influence on conservation and the fostering of an American land ethic.
“Through her tireless grassroots work, Sarah James has served as an essential champion for protecting the Arctic Refuge and the rights of the Gwich’in Nation and other indigenous people,” said Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society.
- Friday, June 19, 2015
The bill ignores critical funding priorities like the $11 billion backlog of needed maintenance work in the National Park Service and it shortchanges the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which has helped millions of Americans to enjoy parks and ball fields in virtually every county in the United States over the past 50 years. Worse, the Committee may adopt a number of damaging policy provisions or “riders” that have no place in the appropriations process.
Among the riders that The Wilderness Society opposes are:
- Thursday, June 18, 2015
ALASKA WILDERNESS LEAGUE * CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY * DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE * FRIENDS OF ALASKA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES * LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS * NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY * NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE ASSOCIATION * SIERRA CLUB * THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY