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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- Monday, March 27, 2017
Today, President Trump signed an executive order with multiple environmental rollbacks that will harm public lands. The sweeping directive targets policies to undo the Clean Power Plan and undoes the pause in the federal coal program. It also strikes down guidelines that were put in place to ensure climate pollution considerations were part of the environmental review process, reverses rules to minimize methane pollution and rejects science determining how to calculate the cost of carbon emissions to society.
- Monday, March 20, 2017
The state of New Mexico has sold 4 million acres of state trust lands to private interests and extractive industries, some of which endanger the health, environment, and economy of local communities, according to a report released this week by The Wilderness Society.