What do we do? We protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places.
Since 1935, The Wilderness Society has led the conservation movement in wilderness protection, writing and passing the landmark Wilderness Act and winning lasting protection for 109 million acres of Wilderness, including 56 million acres of spectacular lands in Alaska, eight million acres of fragile desert lands in California and millions more throughout the nation.
It is our calling and our passion to protect America’s wilderness, not as a relic of our nation’s past, but as a thriving ecological community that is central to life itself.
To meet our goals, we use science and collaboration with communities and conservation groups to bring about sensible policies and positive change in land conservation.
Above all, we work to achieve our mission: to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places.