The Dreaming Tree

The Wilderness Society partnership is a way for The Dreaming Tree to support conservation and protect forests.

The Dreaming Tree winery first partnered with The Wilderness Society in 2012. Launched by Wilderness Society Governing Council member Dave Matthews, with award-winning winemaker Sean McKenzie, The Dreaming Tree prioritizes sustainability. It is a certified California Sustainable Winegrowing winery and part of a solar initiative that includes 17,000 solar panels spanning four wineries — the largest solar footprint in the U.S. wine industry.

The Dreaming Tree has donated more than $1 million since the partnership started in 2012. Some of the achievements it has made possible are:

Establishing Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Maine in 2016

This area of Maine’s north woods is one of the last untouched forest landscapes in the East. The monument connects habitat for moose, black bear, Atlantic salmon and other wildlife.


Expanding Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area in 2014

This area holds the headwaters of four important rivers and its old growth forests provide critical habitat for threatened species, including the golden eagle, wolverine and lynx. As part of the expansion, the Pratt River and a segment of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River received Wild and Scenic River designations.


Stopping oil and gas development in Montana's Badger-Two Medicine Area

Located between Glacier National Park, the Bob Marshall Wilderness complex and the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, this roadless expanse is sacred to the Blackfeet Nation. But starting in the 1980s, oil and gas leases were granted on this public land without tribal consultation. After years of work by Blackfeet leaders, The Wilderness Society and other partners, the leases were cancelled in 2017. Today with The Dreaming Tree’s support, The Wilderness Society is working with the Blackfeet Nation to permanently protect this landscape.

Forests provide the clean air we breathe, the clean water we drink, and places to explore to renew our spirits. The Wilderness Society is grateful to The Dreaming Tree for its partnership in protecting forests across the country.



  • Mason Cummings

    The Wilderness Society is pleased to offer the following assets to press covering LWCF reauthorization. Please credit The Wilderness Society all uses of these materials.

  • Michael Reinemer

    "We appreciate the House Natural Resource Committee working to advance a bipartisan bill today to permanently authorize the Fund. This is a notable step forward to have both sides of the aisle recognize the great importance and impact of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. However, to save this vital program, Americans need to see full, dedicated funding for the program in addition to permanent reauthorization. We look forward to working with members from both parties and both chambers to finally provide long-term security for this critical fund."

  • Michael Reinemer

    The summit draws a broad range of private sector, public sector and nonprofit professionals in the outdoor recreation, public land management and conservation communities.  The event will feature panel discussions with outdoor recreation industry representatives (REI, The North Face, Merrell, Hipcamp), representatives from five federal land management agencies (National Park Service, Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Services, and NOAA), and youth representatives.