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.
The Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act (S. 1407/H.R. 2663) was introduced in the 114th Congress with strong bi-partisan support in both the House and Senate. This common sense legislation promotes the responsible production of renewable energy on public lands while ensuring communities and local conservation efforts see benefits from development.
Download our full fact sheet on the bill.
The Wilderness Society and Natural Resources Defense Council testimony for the record
Dear Chairman Murkowski & Ranking Member Cantwell,
In advance of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on energy accountability and reform legislation we would like to submit for your hearing record our views on S. 1407 the Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act of 2015. We thank you for your leadership and encourage you to consider and include this bi-partisan legislation in a comprehensive energy package.
2014 Annual Report