Other Campaigns in California

From northern majestic forests to southern desert vistas, we are working across California to protect wildlands.

Saving wildlands protects:

  • Wildlife habitat
  • Recreation
  • Water supplies
  • Tourism

Statewide campaigns to save wildlands

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.

Reducing climate change impacts on wildlands

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
  • Michael Reinemer

    Citing some of “the most beautiful and iconic landscapes on earth” in Teton County’s backyard, the board of commissioners Tuesday morning unanimously passed a resolution that “opposes any and all efforts by the State of Wyoming to obtain the wholesale transfer of federal lands in Wyoming” to the state. In January, Sweetwater County filed a letter with the state legislature stating similar opposition to measures that would turn over federal public lands—such as parks, wilderness, and national forests—to state jurisdiction and management.

  • Tim Woody

    In spite of Royal Dutch Shell’s disastrous performance during the 2012 Arctic Ocean drilling season, the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management today conditionally approved the company’s 2015 exploration plan, which provides even fewer safeguards for the Chukchi Sea and its sensitive coastline than Shell had in place three years ago. Shell also plans to bring a different rig operated by a new contractor to the Arctic Ocean in 2015, which could result in unexpected transport and drilling problems.

  • Michael Reinemer

    The Wilderness Society strongly supports bipartisan legislation, the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act of 2015 (S. 235, H.R. 167), to fix a budgetary problem called “fire borrowing.”  This is a destructive cycle in which the Forest Service is forced to take funds from other forest programs when its allotted wildfire funds are used up, essentially robbing Peter to pay Paul to put out fires in our national forests.