Western states are faced with multiple challenges this summer. As temperatures continue to rise, communities may be forced to choose between their dwindling water supply and their profitable oil and gas resources.
Protecting our public lands takes patience, cooperation and partnerships. In New Mexico, The Wilderness Society is working with a diverse group of partners to win permanent protections for the Columbine Hondo in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
Communities across the United States depend on the headwaters of rivers and streams for clean drinking water. But America’s water is at risk because our headwaters are increasingly harmed by threats like climate change.
Since the Wilderness Act passed in 1964, Congress has designated nearly 110 million acres of federal wildlands as official wilderness. Official wilderness has the highest form of protection of any federal wildland.