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When wilderness is faced with threats, we count on our passionate community to take action. Only through our collective action can we protect wildlands and ensure they remain safe.

There are many ways you can get involved.

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Help stop drilling in the Arctic Ocean. Help stop mining in the Grand Canyon. These are the kinds of causes you can take action on when you join our WildAlert network.

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We send out regular notices for you to take action on important issues and add your voice to important wilderness causes. We also send ideas, tips and other features to help you get out and enjoy wildlands.

Wilderness Under Siege

See our state-by-state map of a wave of anti-wilderness bills in Congress that threaten American wildands. Use our form to send an email to your representatives about saying "no" to Wilderness Under Siege.

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Take action on a variety of issues, from legislation moving in Congress to National Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management decisions.

Find your representatives

You can look up your Congressional representatives using our find your representatives tool.

  • Michael Reinemer

    Strayed will receive the We Are the Wild Inspiration Award, which recognizes a person who embodies the spirit of wilderness and its transformative power.

    Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society, said, “In this 50th anniversary year of the Wilderness Act, we present this award to underscore the importance of inspiring people to discover and care for our wild lands. Today we honor Cheryl Strayed for her remarkable story and for inspiring new generations to experience wilderness, which forms the backbone of the American spirit.”

  • Michael Reinemer

    President Obama will use his executive authority to create the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, an action that will improve outdoor recreation, safeguard vital water supplies and protect wildlife in the backyard of Los Angeles – the nation’s most populous county.

  • Michael Reinemer

    The Wilderness Society applauds the Obama Administration for advancing bipartisan efforts to further protect ocean ecosystems and their scientific value by using the Antiquities Act to expand the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, an undisturbed island and atoll chain located 1,000 miles southwest of Hawaii. The proclamation builds on the approximately 83,000 square-mile national monument initially designated by President George W. Bush in 2009.