The Wilderness Society’s work here focuses on preserving designated wilderness, preventing destruction by roads and drilling and strengthening the local economy by maintaining the forest’s unique, wild character.
The Shoshone National Forest is uniquely wild and scenic. It supports abundant wildlife and a strong local economy based on hunting, fishing, recreation and tourism.
More than half of the Shoshone is designated as wilderness. Another 30% is roadless and pristine. We’re defending these wild lands against reckless development and road building.
We are working with outdoor businesses and enthusiasts to maintain wilderness and roadless protections in the Shoshone.
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- Friday, August 26, 2016
The Wilderness Society commends the Obama Administration for making history today by quadrupling the size of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, now the largest protected area in the world, measuring 582,578 square miles.
- Wednesday, August 24, 2016
The Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument will be a unit of the National Park Service and was announced on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, which was established on August 25, 1916.
- Tuesday, August 23, 2016
The next fiscal year starts on Oct. 1, meaning that Congress is running out of time to cobble together "must-pass" appropriations legislation that will pay for the day-to-day expenses of the federal government.
But in what has become a sad annual commentary on some leaders' dereliction of America's conservation tradition, the process is gummed up with counterproductive “riders” that have no place in the appropriations process, and would hurt wildlands right when they sorely need our help.