Today, about 235 million acres of federal wildlands have been permanently protected as wilderness, parks, refuges or other protected areas, but that’s only a third of our public lands. And about 100 million acres of pristine wildlands are still at risk.
Information from the Wilderness Society: 5/2020
We believe that access to wild places is an American right and is essential for the health and well being of our communities.
why we care
We love wild places
We love staring into the expanse of the universe from a sleeping bag.
We love the quiet, where only the faint buzz of insects and the howl of coyotes can be heard.
We love facing the elements and testing our mettle.
We love breathing in pine scented air while walking on winding trails.
We love the expansive view while standing on top of a Colorado fourteener.
We love eating backpacker meals for days on end.
We love wild places.
We love to protect wild places.
what we can do
By adding your voice to ours, we create a loud, vibrant, fierce, and unstoppable force. Together we can advocate for the protection of our public lands and the wild places that we love. We can share the responsibility of protecting wild places and help to keep our national outdoor legacy intact.
If there is a specific threat to a wild place that you feel passionate about, send us an email and we will spread the information!