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.
- Wednesday, May 4, 2016
During its history, the state of Idaho has sold off more than 1.7 million acres of land to private interests, according to an analysis of land sale data by The Wilderness Society released this week.
- Tuesday, May 3, 2016
On Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands and National Forests, the agencies are mismanaging the use of off-road vehicles (ORVs) such as dirt bikes, snowmobiles, and all-terrain vehicles, resulting in unnecessary damage to watersheds and wildlife, and conflict with other recreationists. This is in spite of a long-standing legal obligation dating back to the 1970s that requires federal land agencies to minimize such damage and conflict.
- Friday, April 29, 2016
Development of natural areas in the United States, coupled with expected changes in climate, have increased the importance of migration corridors that connect protected natural areas. Large, connected wild lands reduce the isolation of animal and plant populations and allow for migration and movement that can help preserve populations of wild species and enhance genetic and ecosystem diversity.