The Wilderness Society

The Wilderness Society’s mission is uniting people to protect America’s wild places. We aim to leverage the potential of America’s public lands to help solve the climate, extinction and inequity crises. Federal public lands include national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, monuments, conservation areas, wilderness areas, etc., which, at 640 million acres, comprise nearly 30% of the surface area of our country. We are focused on two key priorities:

  1. Transforming conservation policy and practice so all people benefit equitably from public lands, and
  2. Making public lands part of the solution to the climate and extinction crises by securing a network of resilient, connected landscapes and by eliminating climate changing emissions from fossil fuel development on public lands.