We are working to protect rare California wild lands like old growth forests, volcanic cliffs, pristine river gorges, rocky spires and wildflower meadows. Preserving these beautiful places also protects wildlife habitat, enhances recreation and expands wilderness for generations of visitors.
In the last decade, The Wilderness Society and our partners have permanently protected more than one million acres of California’s wilderness. Now we are focused on wild land campaigns that extend across the state.
Less than 100 miles from the Bay Area and Sacramento, this area is filled with meadows, clear creeks and snow fields. Its rich biodiversity includes wild tule elk, osprey and river otter.
We’re working to upgrade this national monument to a national park. Near the central coast town of Soledad, it is a volcanic wonderland of spires, caves and California condors.
Home to Bodie ghost town, this Eastern Sierra gem is dotted with aspen groves, Sierra views and high plateaus. Visitors can observe pronghorn antelope and greater sage-grouse.
Pristine river canyons and peaceful rocky vistas dot Agua Tibia and Beauty Mountain. Our goal is to complete wilderness protections here adjacent to Riverside County.
Wilderness is a precious resource with many human, natural and economic benefits that we need to protect.
Learn more about issues affecting the places we work to protect with our Notes from the Field.
Hear artists, activists and adventurers share what the ownership and legacy of these American wildlands means to them.
- Thursday, July 19, 2018
An upcoming December oil and gas lease sale on public lands in Colorado would have broad impacts on local wildlife and communities, exacerbating conflicts between the Trump administration’s “energy dominance” agenda and local governments and communities. Areas proposed for leasing include protected sage grouse habitat, the embattled North Fork Valley and big game habitat and migration corridors.
- Thursday, July 19, 2018
Yesterday, a leaked Pentagon document containing the Department of Defense views on an irrelevant rider in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) regarding sage-grouse and other species revealed the true intent behind the perennial effort by Rep Rob Bishop (R-Utah). The provision, Sec.
- Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Congress is set to vote on a Department of the Interior funding bill amendment that would block the agency from carrying out its duty to properly manage and protect priceless cultural and natural resources within the Ironwood Forest National Monument in Arizona.