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, June 24, 2016
The Wilderness Society commends the Obama Administration for making history today with the establishment of the Stonewall National Monument in New York City. The legacy of Stonewall Inn and nearby Christopher Park is a part of the push for human and civil rights in the United States.
- Thursday, June 23, 2016
The Wilderness Society released the following statement from Lydia Weiss, Government Relations Director for Lands, regarding the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s consideration of the Wildfire Budgeting, Response, and Forest Management Act of 2016, a discussion draft bill meant to address forest management, wildfire and fire funding.
- Thursday, June 23, 2016
The severity of this problem is magnified by drastic underfunding; forcing the U.S. Forest Service to drain funds from essential programs such as fuel reduction, recreation and stewardship towards emergency fire suppression.
2015 was a record breaking fire season, burning more than 10 million acres across the nation and costing taxpayers more than $2 billion.