Wilderness & You

Wildflower jungles in the Greater Smoky Mountains, icy blue oceans off the Arctic coast, red canyons in the Colorado Plateau — when we connect with these wild places, we feel at home.

mywilderness

Learn why actresses Betty White and Wendie Malick, musician Dave Matthews and snowboarder Forrest Shearer are so passionate about wilderness.

Top experiences

The United States has 618 million acres of wildlands, including some of the wildest, most stunning and most bizarre landscapes in the world. We've chosen a select few that you don't want to miss.

Insider tips

Get tips for urban escapes to the wild, family-friendly fun, backcountry journeys, wildlife watching and more in our insider tips section.

 

 

  • Comments from The Wilderness Society, Natural Resources Defense Council, and others submitted to the Bureau of Land Management regarding proposed rules for leasing land for wind and solar energy projects on federal lands. 

  • The 114th Congress faces a multitude of environmental challenges. The Wilderness Society is working the halls of power to make sure that America's wild places are part of the legislative agenda, and to make sure that lawmakers and staff are hearing both sides of the issues.

  • The Wilderness Society submitted official comments on the draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation plan that was proposed early in the fall of 2014. The comment period allowed for broad public participation in determining the future of balancing conservation and recreation with renewable energy development.

    The following is an excerpt from our comments submitted on February 22, 2015. The full comment document is available for download.