Community-Led Conservation

Michelle Craig

We all have a stake in our wild places

The Wilderness Society works to transform conservation policy and practice so all people benefit equitably from public lands, regardless of race, gender, immigration status, ability and income level. It does this by: equitably and meaningfully engaging local communities to co-create plans that will sustain community well-being and healthy lands; breaking down barriers to decision-making processes for those who have been underrepresented, misrepresented or intentionally excluded; uplifting diverse voices for park equity; and through programs that address physical, political and social obstacles to outdoor activity and enjoying public lands.

Our solutions

We are working on programs that break down barriers to accessing and enjoying public lands, including asking elected officials to create policies and programs that make it easier for everyone, especially children, to experience the outdoors.