At The Wilderness Society, we are working to complete a system of protected wildlands in the United States and we need your help.
Your tax-deductible gift will help us continue this important land conservation work. With your gift, you are leaving behind a legacy of wilderness support and ensuring that American wildlands thrive for generations to come
You can support The Wilderness Society by leaving a gift through your will or estate plan.
If you have an IRA and are 70½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to protect the wildlands you love without it costing you more. With an IRA Charitable Rollover, you can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as The Wilderness Society without having to pay income taxes on the money.
If you’re ready to make your gift today, you can use this sample letter to request a direct charitable distribution from an individual retirement account.
Making a donation through payroll deduction is one of the easiest and cost-efficient ways to help protect wilderness.
Gifts of stocks, bonds or mutual funds appreciated in value may be especially attractive to you under the current tax laws.
Ready to give stock? See our transfer instructions (PDF).
Much like a gift of stock, mutual funds are another way that you can make a larger gift than you might ordinarily be able to give – simply by giving shares of mutual funds you've owned for more than one year.
Ready to give a gift of mutual fund shares today? Download delivery information about donating mutual fund shares.
Donate books, artwork or equipment and secure an income tax deduction.
The Wilderness Society is committed to ensuring the long term protection of our public lands through the development and management of Endowment Funds. Each year, a percentage of the endowment’s interest is used to fund a designated program. By contributing to a Wilderness Society Endowment Fund you are investing in the future of America’s public lands.
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Stay current on legislation moving in Congress, issues affecting wilderness and wilderness designation campaigns with our Notes from the Hill.
- Monday, February 12, 2018
Today, the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management announced a new methane waste rule to replace its own regulations that went into effect only about one year ago. The new rule eliminates important environmental and public health protections established under the 2016 rule and will result in increased natural gas waste and reduced taxpayer revenue.
The following statement is from Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society:
- Monday, February 12, 2018
President Trump’s infrastructure and budget proposals are essentially Valentine’s gifts to oil, gas, coal and other extractive interests.
The plans would increase fossil fuel development on public lands, weaken environmental safeguards, drain funds from conservation programs and even allow selling off public lands to pay for infrastructure.
Jamie Williams, President of The Wilderness Society, said:
- Friday, February 9, 2018
Public lands and environmental protections would be steamrolled under President Trump’s proposed infrastructure plan according to The Wilderness Society’s review of leaked White House documents. His proposed fiscal year 2019 budget would likely further hobble budgets of federal land management agencies and choke vital programs like the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Both are expected to be released on February 12.
Drew McConville, Senior Managing Director at The Wilderness Society, said: