About Us

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Who we are

History
Since 1935, The Wilderness Society has led the effort to permanently protect 109 million acres of wilderness in 44 states. We have been at the forefront of nearly every major public lands victory.

Mission
The Wilderness Society's mission is to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places. 

Leadership
About our President and Vice Presidents.

Team
Our staff is composed of recognized leaders in the fields of natural resource science, policy, economics and outreach. 

Governing Council
About our Council.

Regional Offices 
The Wilderness Society has a presence on Capitol Hill and in communities across the nation. We have regional offices in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, California, Idaho, Maine, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Washington and Wyoming.

Publications
In our newsletter and annual report, you can find stories and news from our regional conservation and policy work.

Ansel Adams Collection & Gallery
Renowned landscape photographer Ansel Adams was deeply involved with The Wilderness Society. Before his death in 1984, Adams selected 75 of his iconic images as a gift to us. Our national headquarters building in Washington, D.C., now houses our collection of original, signed Ansel Adams photographs.

Awards
Learn about The Ansel Adams Award and The Robert Marshall Award and see past recipients.

Careers & Internships
The Wilderness Society offers opportunities to put your skills and talents to work protecting wild places.  

Accountability
As a donor or supporter, you are critical to our mission. We share information about our activities and finances, so you can feel confident about your investment.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The Wilderness Society believes public lands belong to and should benefit all of us. Our organization and work must embody the cultures and perspectives of people and communities across our nation, and connect and inspire people to care about the outdoors.