Wendie Malick

Like actress Wendie Malick, you can let a wild place replenish your mind, energy and spirit.

Actress Wendie Malick wants us all to recognize the wild “pockets of wonder” around us and to experience these places in rejuvenating ways. She leads us into California’s Santa Monica Mountains and recalls how, as a child, she revered the forest as “a cathedral of trees.”

10 Pockets of Wonder

Inspired by Wendie's call to find our "pockets of wonder," we've created a list of 10 wild places worth experiencing and protecting.

Wendie's PSA: Stop the "Great Outdoors Giveaway"

Today, Wendie’s reverence for the wild lives on. Watch as she speaks out about threats to our wild lands and highlights the ways wild places enrich our lives.

 

  • 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.