Every month I will be highlighting a new cause of the month. The goal is to create awareness for various ways you can give back and make a change in the world, and simply bring more awareness to ways you can engage in activism about topics that may interest you. Every month I share a new cause or non-profit and share a bit about what it is they do and ways you can get involved if you so chose. All causes will relate in some way to protecting the environment and helping those who live there (including animals, and yes, humans too). View all causes of the month and activism opportunities here.
January’s cause of the month is The Wilderness Society!
Did you know that you own over 618 million acres of land?! Yes, it’s true! It all can be found in the public wilderness lands. Wilderness refers to only the most wild, most untouched portion of the public lands. It’s as close as we can get to land that’s completely unspoiled by the hands of humans and development. It spans America with landscapes ranging from mountains, to deep forests, and deserts. The lands are open to the public and there for you to enjoy.
What is the Wilderness Society?
The Wilderness Society works to preserve the public wilderness lands. Of the 640 million acres of public lands, only 109 million acres are wilderness. The Wilderness Society works to preserve these lands for the present and future enjoyment of all.
What does the Wilderness Society do?
They are a conservation society dedicated to protecting wilderness across the United States. They aim to raise awareness and encourage the public to take action to protect existing wilderness and conserve new public wilderness as well as to get out and enjoy the public lands.
How can I get involved?
- Take action. Engage in legislation impacting public wilderness and take actions to protect them, including joining their WildAlert network.
- Donate to the Wilderness Society.
- Business Partnerships with the Wilderness Society.
Protecting public lands, especially public wilderness means there are more opportunities for people to experience true wilderness first hand. it also grants many recreation and sporting activities as well as opportunities to develop sustainable energy and study unspoiled nature around us. Take some time today to learn about the public lands YOU own and plan a visit to your nearest public wilderness area today!