Governing Council

The Governing Council is the policy making and governing body for The Wilderness Society, guiding us as the premiere organization protecting America’s wildest lands.

The Governing Council oversees the priorities, programs, and finances of The Wilderness Society and serves as the final authority on organizational policies. It helps ensure that our resources are used wisely and effectively so we can best protect America’s wild places.

Council leadership & Council

The governing council is the central policy making and governing body of The Wilderness Society.

Council committees

The governing council is comprised of an executive committee and ten standing committees that watch over the financial, operational and programmatic areas of The Wilderness Society.

Former Council members

Meet The Wilderness Society's noteworthy former council members.