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
  • Comments from The Wilderness Society, Natural Resources Defense Council, and others submitted to the Bureau of Land Management regarding proposed rules for leasing land for wind and solar energy projects on federal lands. 

  • The 114th Congress faces a multitude of environmental challenges. The Wilderness Society is working the halls of power to make sure that America's wild places are part of the legislative agenda, and to make sure that lawmakers and staff are hearing both sides of the issues.

  • The Wilderness Society submitted official comments on the draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation plan that was proposed early in the fall of 2014. The comment period allowed for broad public participation in determining the future of balancing conservation and recreation with renewable energy development.

    The following is an excerpt from our comments submitted on February 22, 2015. The full comment document is available for download.