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.
- 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.