We work in these areas to designate wilderness and monuments, restore and protect national forests and to ensure wildlands remain protected for generations to come.
Greater Yellowstone is one of the last large, intact networks of wildlands in the United States. But all of its natural treasures are threatened by expanding energy development and growing populations.
Idaho is home to some of the most rugged and remote wildlands in the United States. The state's diverse wildlife and plant species are among the rarest in the American west.
Nevada’s public lands provide endless opportunities to explore what is left of the wild west. The state boasts unique desert landscapes that are home to plants and animals not found elsewhere on the planet.
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- Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Today, by executive action, the Trump Administration moved forward with two pipelines – Keystone XL and Dakota Access. The Dakota Access Pipeline was just halted for further environmental review due to its proximity to the drinking water resources of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and the lack of consultation with the Tribe on the route.
Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society, issued the following statement:
- Thursday, January 19, 2017
As the Obama Administration draws to a close, we recognize President Obama's accomplishments in land conservation, energy reforms, efforts to help more Americans visit our great outdoors and honoring America’s diverse culture and history.
- Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Yesterday on Capitol Hill, Representative Ryan Zinke appeared before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to answer questions at his confirmation hearing to serve as Secretary of the Interior.
The Wilderness Society president, Jamie Williams issued the following statement:
“It was heartening to see Ryan Zinke voice his strong support for our parks and other public lands, but at the same time he questioned settled science around climate change and called for the rollback of the BLM's new rule to curb natural gas waste.