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

    On Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands and National Forests, the agencies are mismanaging the use of off-road vehicles (ORVs) such as dirt bikes, snowmobiles, and all-terrain vehicles, resulting in unnecessary damage to watersheds and wildlife, and conflict with other recreationists. This is in spite of a long-standing legal obligation dating back to the 1970s that requires federal land agencies to minimize such damage and conflict.

  • Michael Reinemer

    Development of natural areas in the United States, coupled with expected changes in climate, have increased the importance of migration corridors that connect protected natural areas. Large, connected wild lands reduce the isolation of animal and plant populations and allow for migration and movement that can help preserve populations of wild species and enhance genetic and ecosystem diversity. 

  • Sarah Graddy

    An analysis of more than 8,700 low-producing natural gas wells in two counties in the San Juan Basin, San Juan and Rio Arriba, determined that BLM’s rule will have little to no negative impact on these marginal wells.

    The results of the study indicate that the new rule—which aims to reduce waste from venting, flaring and leaks from oil and gas operations on public and tribal lands—will actually increase overall production and royalties paid to support vital services in the state of New Mexico.