Why partner with The Wilderness Society
The Wilderness Society is the country’s premiere wilderness conservation group with a record of excellence that goes back to 1935. Our work has resulted in more than 110 million acres of protected wilderness areas in the United States.
We have more than 500,000 members and supporters in all 50 states who actively engage with our conservation efforts. We have partnered with public figures such as Betty White and Dave Matthews to extend the message of wilderness protection to new audiences.
The Wilderness Society meets all standards for charity accountability set by the BBB/Wise Giving Alliance.
Consumers and conservation
Research shows that consumers are interested in companies whose values include a commitment to the environment. According to the 2007 Cone Consumer Environmental Survey:
- 93% of Americans believe companies have a responsibility to help preserve the environment.
- 91% of Americans say they have a more positive image of a company when it is environmentally responsible.
To learn more about consumer connections with outdoor recreation and wilderness, see Why Wilderness.
The Wilderness Society is proud to partner with companies who share our commitment to protecting wilderness and inspiring Americans to care for our wild places.
Our corporate marketing partners help us reach a variety of audiences with important conservation messages, while raising funds to help protect the environment.
Add your voice to important wilderness causes and take action to stop threats to our wildlands by joining our community of wilderness activists.
Find fact sheets, reports and other resources related to wilderness policy and conservation.
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- Thursday, February 4, 2016
Rather than using taxpayer dollars, the program’s funds come from a small slice of royalties from oil and gas leases in publicly owned offshore waters.
The 2017 budget would invest $900 million for conservation and recreation projects, which is the annual amount authorized by the 1964 bill that created this popular program. However, actual funding approved by Congress has traditionally fallen far short of that amount.
Alan Rowsome at The Wilderness Society commented:
- Friday, January 22, 2016
“The proposed guidelines from the Bureau of Land Management governing natural gas waste are a huge step forward toward ensuring public resources on federal lands are used for Americans’ benefit, and not wasted.
“For too long, oil and gas companies have been able to vent and flare unlimited quantities of natural gas and ignore massive leaks from outdated infrastructure. These unregulated actions have immense consequences for American taxpayers, who lose out on more than $330 million annually from gas that is not being sold.