Saving wildlands protects:
- Wildlife habitat
- Water supplies
In the last decade, The Wilderness Society and our partners have permanently protected more than one million acres of California’s wilderness. Today, we are focused on 10 statewide campaigns, in places like Pinnacles National Monument and Bodie Hills, to protect more of California's shrinking wilderness.
As climate change harms California’s wildlands, it will also impact its residents and economy. To reduce the threats of global warming, we are working on:
- Conservation policies to buffer wildlands from climate change
Add your voice to important wilderness causes and take action to stop threats to our wildlands by joining our community of wilderness activists.
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.
- 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.
- Friday, November 18, 2016
Today the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management released its final 2017-2022 offshore oil and gas leasing program, which includes no plans for lease sales in the Arctic Ocean. In response, Lois Epstein, an Alaska-licensed engineer and Arctic program director for The Wilderness Society, issues the following statement: