Planning a trip to enjoy your favorite wild pastime? Here are a few activities we recommend:
The most serious wilderness explorers will find plenty of backcountry to experience in places like the remote corners of Idaho or the canyons of southeastern Utah.
Fall asleep in the cool forests of the east coast or alongside the crystal waters of Idaho's Clearwater Basin.
When school lets out for the summer, there's nothing more fun than chasing salamanders in North Carolina or romping through Montana forests.
Whether it's day hiking or long-distance hiking you're looking for, you'll find miles of trails to wear in your boots in places like Montana’s Gallatin Range.
Wander through a bursting garden of beautiful desert plants in New Mexico and find other great places for nature walking.
You can find lots of quiet moments in off-the-beaten-path wild places like red rock country in western Colorado and southeastern Utah.
From California’s San Gabriel Mountains to New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest, these places offer a great getaway from the bustle of urban life.
It doesn't get much wilder than Wyoming’s Shoshone National Forest — among the wildest, most rugged places left in America.
A trip to Alaska and the Arctic is the perfect place to see wildlife — caribou, migratory birds, whales, polar bears and more.
Betty White first visited California’s Sierra Nevada at age four. That visit, and visits almost every year thereafter, made a lasting impression on her.
Wilderness is a precious resource with many human, natural and economic benefits that we need to protect.
- Friday, January 30, 2015
The Wilderness Society commends the U.S. Forest Service for completing directives to implement the 2012 National Forest Planning Rule. The directives supplement the 2012 Planning Rule by providing detailed policy direction that Forest Service planners will use to revise and amend land management plans for all national forests and grasslands.
- Friday, January 30, 2015
The Wilderness Society released the following statement today regarding a close vote on a conservation amendment (S.A. 92) attached to the Keystone XL Pipeline bill that--had it passed--would have enabled the 50-year old Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to receive full funding for land protection projects around America:
- Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Today, several measures aimed to roll back protections on our nation’s public lands were defeated in the Senate as part of the Keystone XL Pipeline bill. These amendments would have, among other effects, dismantled permanent protection for millions of acres of wilderness quality lands (S.A. 166) that await protection and weakened the Antiquities Act (S.A. 132), a law used by 16 presidents to protect places such as the Grand Canyon and the Statue of Liberty.