This grant will support The Wilderness Society's efforts to build support for permanent protection of three iconic wild areas in Montana; the Rocky Mountain Front on the east flank of the Bob Marshall Wilderness, the Blackfoot on the southern boundary of the WIlderness and the Gallatin Range bounding Yellowstone National Park on the north. Together these areas represent 750,000 acres of wild country. The Society will research the values of the areas and potential conflicts, educate its members, the public and decision-makers, recruit diverse constituencies and engage the media to highlight the need for protection. The Wilderness Society is a 75 year-old national conservation organization dedicated to the protection of wild areas throughout the United States.
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Grants to this Grantee
for launching a learning cohort for staff supporting Indigenous conservation efforts
for general operating support
The Wilderness Society’s mission is to unite people to protect America’s wild places. This Western Conservation grantee organization works to make public lands a solution to the climate and extinction crises — for everyone — and grow an inclusive conservation movement to ensure all people benefit equitably from public lands. Guided by science, the Wilderness Society applies policy analysis, outreach, and communications expertise to protect and defend nature for all. It works toward enduring conservation gains that transcend politics by building meaningful relationships nationally and in communities. (Substrategy: Advance Conservation Protections)
for public lands protection opportunities
Many administrative actions to protect public lands were delayed until after the 2012 elections. These include potential new national monument designations and whether to lease sensitive wildlife habitat for oil and gas development. This grant to The Wilderness Society would support the organization's efforts to secure protective decisions for ecologically important public land during the post-election season. The Wilderness Society is the only national conservation organization whose sole focus is the nation's public lands. The Society will use communications, outreach and organizing and public education as tools to help accomplish its protection goals.