Entries by Margosia Jadkowski

Saying thank you & farewell to wilderness legend Doug Scott

May 17, 2024- Doug began his work in wilderness conservation just 4 years after passage of the 1964 Wilderness Act, and in the years since has helped establish and expand America’s wilderness areas and grow the wilderness community. Doug’s fellow board members and staff shared just a few of the many ways Doug’s leadership and […]

Another gap in protection filled in the Wild Sky Wilderness

May 4, 2024- The Wilderness Land Trust recently acquired 128 acres within Washington’s Wild Sky Wilderness, building on a years-long effort to unify protection across the landscape. Looking at a map of the Silver Creek drainage in Washington’s Wild Sky and Henry M. Jackson Wilderness Areas tells a remarkable story of the cumulative impact we […]

Help us protect the Gila!

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Gila Wilderness, America’s first and New Mexico’s largest wilderness area. But this remarkable landscape and critical habitat is still threatened by the development of privately owned properties within it. The Wilderness Land Trust has been working with the private landowner of one of five remaining […]

Meet Trust supporter Madeleine Landis

April 5, 2024- We feel incredibly lucky to have such a wonderful and dedicated community of supporters like Madeleine. Just as wilderness draws people from all walks of life, so does our work to protect it. Enjoy this short video to get to know Madeleine and celebrate your shared love for wild places! “I pity the world […]

More wilderness added to Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

April 5, 2024- The Wilderness Land Trust recently transferred 5 acres on Wheeler Creek to public ownership in Tongass National Forest, adding it to the Kootznoowoo Wilderness. At over 17 million acres, Tongass National Forest is the nation’s largest national forest, with 35% of it designated as wilderness across 19 wilderness areas. The Tongass is often […]

Spring 2024 Wilderness Book Club Pick

First and Wildest: The Gila Wilderness at 100 Edited by Elizabeth Hightower Allen For our spring book club pick we’ve chosen First and Wildest: The Gila Wilderness at 100 in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of America’s first wilderness area. In the summer of 1922, Aldo Leopold traveled on horseback up into the […]

Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness grows near Crested Butte!

March 22, 2024- Just 8 miles northeast of the town of Crested Butte, the Queen Basin rises to meet the ridgelines and summit of White Rock Mountain. The basin has a rich mining history, and remnants can still be found scattered throughout it. In 2022 the Trust acquired the 10-acre Copper Glance Lode property, the […]