Our Insider Tips will help you enjoy outdoor recreation to the fullest, while protecting the wild places you love.
Backcountry journeys take you away from civilization and into the deep heart of wilderness. Begin preparing for a new wilderness expedition now.
Camping, one of our favorite wilderness activities, provides affordable fun and the chance to really experience wilderness. Check out some tips on how to find and preserve your ideal camping spot.
Outdoor recreation can help cultivate a child’s passion for wilderness. The experiences they have outdoors can also bond families and create special memories. Learn how to make nature fun for the whole family.
Leave the civilized world behind with a hike. Learn insider tips on day hikes, hiking vacations and night hiking.
Nature walking conveys many benefits: mental health, better concentration, and a chance to teach kids about nature. Learn how to make the most of your nature walks.
There’s nothing like a tranquil moment in wilderness to calm your mind and enhance your awareness of nature. Learn how to find tranquil spots that nourish your soul.
It’s all too easy to feel isolated from nature when you’re a city dweller. But outdoor recreation escapes are often closer than you think. Learn how to find and enjoy a much-needed dose of wilderness.
Do you enjoy hearing the "whoosh" of whitewater rapids passing by? Or perhaps a high-altitude encounter with a sheer rock face is your thing. Get the inside scoop on enjoying wild recreation while protecting wilderness for future thrill-seekers.
Maximize your chances of winning the wildlife lottery--spotting that rare animal you hope to encounter --by using a few simple tips.
Hear artists, activists and adventurers share what the ownership and legacy of these American wildlands means to them.
Wilderness is a precious resource with many human, natural and economic benefits that we need to protect.
- Friday, October 21, 2016
Secretary Jewell announced a first-of-a-kind directive requiring Department of the Interior agencies to expand opportunities for integrating traditional knowledge and expertise in planning and co-management of public lands with important historical, cultural or sacred meaning for native nations.
Statement from Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society
- Thursday, October 20, 2016
According to the agency, this is the first time the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Farmington Field Office and the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ (BIA) Navajo Regional Office will jointly conduct an analysis of management in the area that covers both public and tribal lands.
The following are statements in response to the announcement:
- Wednesday, October 5, 2016
The “We Can’t Wait” report shows how outdated leasing guidelines, which cost taxpayers $62 million each year and create mounting environmental threats and cleanup costs, require immediate action. The report explores how modernizing the leasing program would safeguard the value of our public lands for generations to come.