Other Campaigns in the Colorado Plateau

In addition to our focus areas, the Wilderness Society works on other campaigns on the Colorado Plateau.

We work with the Bureau of Land Management to make sure that once lands are protected they stay wild. We also help guide the BLM to keep oil and gas drilling away from wild lands.

Conservation Lands

The National Landscape Conservation System has many spectacular lands in it. We work to make sure that these lands are properly managed to guarantee their wildness lasts for generations.

Oil and gas drilling

We work with the Bureau of Land Management to make sure that the wildest lands that they manage are kept off limits to oil and gas drilling. We help guide them to places that are more suitable.

  • Michael Reinemer

    Strayed will receive the We Are the Wild Inspiration Award, which recognizes a person who embodies the spirit of wilderness and its transformative power.

    Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society, said, “In this 50th anniversary year of the Wilderness Act, we present this award to underscore the importance of inspiring people to discover and care for our wild lands. Today we honor Cheryl Strayed for her remarkable story and for inspiring new generations to experience wilderness, which forms the backbone of the American spirit.”

  • Michael Reinemer

    President Obama will use his executive authority to create the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, an action that will improve outdoor recreation, safeguard vital water supplies and protect wildlife in the backyard of Los Angeles – the nation’s most populous county.

  • Michael Reinemer

    The Wilderness Society applauds the Obama Administration for advancing bipartisan efforts to further protect ocean ecosystems and their scientific value by using the Antiquities Act to expand the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, an undisturbed island and atoll chain located 1,000 miles southwest of Hawaii. The proclamation builds on the approximately 83,000 square-mile national monument initially designated by President George W. Bush in 2009.