However, more than 15 million acres of southeastern Utah’s magnificent lands and wildlife habitat are vulnerable to oil and gas development. The Wilderness Society is working to keep these uniquely American landscapes out of harm’s way.
Home to stunning places like Arches and Canyonlands national parks, Southeastern Utah has many special lands that need to be protected.
Our campaigns work to keep the most special wild areas permanently protected and to keep oil and gas drilling away from pristine areas. Our successes include protecting Grand Staircase-Escalante as a national monument.
We could not accomplish our conservation goals without the groups and communities that we work with in the state of Utah.
Wilderness is a precious resource with many human, natural and economic benefits that we need to protect.
Add your voice to important wilderness causes and take action to stop threats to our wildlands by joining our community of wilderness activists.
- 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.