SYLVA, NORTH CAROLINA – In time to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the national forest system in the East, The Wilderness Society recently appointed Jill Gottesman as outreach coordinator to increase conservation efforts in North Carolina.
Gottesman, former outreach director at Georgia ForestWatch, will be responsible for expanding community awareness and participation in the region for legislative protection of national forests in North Carolina.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Wilderness Society praised Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) for reintroducing legislation today that would preserve the unparalleled heritage of the California desert by creating two new National Monuments and expanding Joshua Tree and Death Valley National Parks and the Mojave National Preserve. The bill would also establish new wilderness areas in Death Valley National Park and on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the US Forest Service.
On January 5, 2011, Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) reintroduced a bill to designate a portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, protecting it from future oil and gas drilling.
The Arctic Wilderness Bill, which Rep. Markey has introduced every year since 2001, would place wilderness protections on the coastal plain of the Arctic Refuge, an area that is home to a unique community of arctic wildlife.
The following statement from William H. Meadows is in response to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announcement that the agency will conduct a wilderness review for the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
WASHINGTON –Today, President Obama issued a proclamation declaring September as National Wilderness Month. The proclamation comes at a time of opportunity for our wildlands: the conclusion of America’s Great Outdoors listening sessions and National Public Lands Day, which kicks off Wilderness Week at the end of September.
Conservation initiative should connect, protect and restore our treasured lands
(Nashville – August 25, 2010) The Obama administration’s America’s Great Outdoors initiative comes to Tennessee Friday August 27 in an effort to develop a conservation agenda for the 21st century. Conservation, recreation and business leaders across Tennessee are calling on citizens to speak-up and help shape the initiative aimed at getting kids outside and safeguarding our natural heritage.
Local Partnership Working to Preserve Water, Open Space, Recreational Benefits and Spiritual Values of Angeles and San Bernardino National Forests
LOS ANGELES – Several churches from the San Gabriel Valley will meet in the San Gabriel Mountains this Saturday - the day before Easter - to express their support for more protection of the mountain range.
DENVER - Leaders across Southwestern Colorado praised Congressman John Salazar (D-CO3) for his new San Juan Mountains Wilderness legislation. The bill, introduced earlier today, has the backing of San Miguel, Ouray, and San Juan Counties, along with numerous local stakeholders and would protect some of the San Juan Mountains most spectacular landscapes.