By getting involved in renewable energy projects, The Wilderness Society can:
- Help improve good proposals
- Help steer bad proposals away from our best wildlands
- Ensure sensitive wildlife habitats aren’t harmed by renewable energy infrastructure and activities
The rapid increase in companies applying to build wind and solar projects and transmission lines on public lands demonstrates a great move towards creating a clean energy future — but these projects can harm our natural heritage.
By working with conservation partners, project developers, land managers like the BLM and the forest service and others, we can protect wildlands while transitioning away from polluting fossil fuels.
Protecting key wild lands and wildlife habitat from development
Our wildest lands and sensitive wildlife habitat are inappropriate for development of any kind. When renewable energy projects are proposed in these locations, we work to steer developers to more appropriate places or block bad proposals if alternative solutions cannot be found.
Improving project proposals to limit impacts and maximize benefits
Even when projects are proposed in areas that are generally appropriate, we can often help gain improvements by recommending changes to the proposed project footprint or technology. Reducing impacts while maximizing clean energy output from project sites are important elements of responsible renewable energy development.
Proposed projects we are engaged in
The Wilderness Society is engaged in a number of proposed projects across the nation. More information on key projects is found on the regional projects pages below:
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