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[ Privatization threatens your public lands ]

When school was out for the summer in the suburbs of Manhattan where I group up, my Mom packed our little Subaru hatchback with sleeping bags, a tent, a cooler filled with fruit and sandwich meat, hiking boots, rain gear, and three kids, and headed West.  Like generations before and since,


[ BLM plan for southwest Colorado puts wildlands and cultural resources at risk ]

Jennifer Dickson

The BLM’s Tres Rios Field Office issued a final plan today that could have balanced a number of issues, ranging from wilderness-quality lands to oil and gas leasing to protection of remarkable cultural artifacts, inc


[ Reintroduction of Boulder-White Clouds Bill is No Improvement for Wilderness Lovers, Wildlife; Core wildlife areas at risk from increased motorized uses under the Simpson-Risch bill ]

Michael Reinemer

The bill, jointly introduced by Rep. Simpson and Senator Jim Risch (R), eliminates important wild areas that have been recommended for wilderness protection by the U.S.

[ 114th Congress Briefing Book ]

Feb 26, 2015

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.


[ New Forest Service plan protects large portions of Colorado’s Thompson Divide ]

The Forest Service just released a plan that protects much of Colorado’s Thompson Divide from new oil and gas leasing. For years, this spectacular area has been threatened by oil and gas development.


[ National parks and wildlands are the place for peace & quiet ]


[ Two Reasons Why Obama’s Keystone Veto Won’t Decide Pipeline ]

The never-ending saga of the Keystone XL pipeline gets new twists with potential problems in Nebraska and South Dakota.

[ National parks install charging stations for electric vehicles ]

Wildlands are changing rapidly due to climate change. Those of us who love them are challenged to visit them while leaving as minimal of a carbon footprint as possible. 


[ New Pullman and Honouliuli monuments a reminder of the importance of bedrock conservation law ]

President Obama officially announced Browns Canyon National Monument, Pullman National Monument  and Honouliuli National Monument on Feb.


[ The Wilderness Society Commends President’s Initiative to Get More Youth Outdoors ]

Emily Linroth

The Every Kid in a Park initiative will provide 4th grade students and their families free admission to all national parks and other federal lands and waters for a full year, support transportation for school trips, and provide educational resources for students and teachers through fie