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Petitioning U.S. Senate

Help Protect 4 Million Acres of America's Wilderness

24,651
Supporters

The 111th Congress is rapidly coming to a close and with it a chance to protect nearly 4 million acres of America’s wild lands. The Wilderness Society is mounting a campaign to urge Congress to pass twenty wilderness bills in a dozen states, before Congress adjourns in October.

From the quiet woodland coves of Tennessee and West Virginia to the spectacular wilderness of the Boulder White Clouds in Idaho and the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, much of America’s natural heritage is at risk and we need Congress to act now to protect these wild lands.

Please take a moment to urge your members of Congress to pass unfinished wilderness legislation. 

"If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them something more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it."

— President Lyndon B. Johnson, on the signing of the Wilderness Act of 1964

Letter to
U.S. Senate
As you return from recess to a busy legislative agenda and the 111th Congress comes to a close, I strongly urge you to put protection of wilderness near the top of your list.

Some 20 bills protecting nearly 4 million acres of public lands in a dozen states could be a lasting legacy you leave to the American public. Wild land protection enhances the economies of local areas, protects wildlife, air quality and drinking water, and helps to soften the effects of climate change.

America’s natural heritage is unequalled anywhere in the world. You can help keep it that way.
Please do what’s necessary to secure lasting protections for these magnificent places.