Entries by Margosia Jadkowski

The Trust goes to Washington DC!

March 8, 2024- Members of our staff spent this week in Washington DC speaking with congressional and agency representatives about the importance of protecting wilderness. Given that the Trust isn’t an advocacy organization, this isn’t a part of our day-to-day work. But the happenings in DC certainly affect our work, so once a year we […]

New protections for Washington and California’s wild places

February 23, 2024- Lands added to Henry M. Jackson Wilderness & Lassen National Forest This week we are celebrating successful transfers of properties in California and Washington to public ownership! Both projects protect habitat important for maintaining biodiversity and improve connectivity across the landscape. In northern California’s Lassen National Forest, 35 acres have been protected […]

650-acre Snowmass Falls Ranch protected in landmark conservation deal

February 9, 2024- The Wilderness Land Trust is partnering with Pitkin County in a landmark conservation deal to protect the 650-acre Snowmass Falls Ranch just outside of Snowmass Village conserving two miles of valley floor filled with aspen meadows, beaver ponds, trout streams, and public trails. Located at the foot of the Elk Range, the […]

Last threat of development removed from the sacred Blanca Peak

January 26, 2024- The Wilderness Land Trust recently accepted a donation of 45 acres on the slopes of Blanca Peak, removing the last private property from the peak. Blanca Peak stands at over 14,300 feet just outside of the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness in southern Colorado. But the peak is also known by another name, one […]

Priest Wilderness connection protected in the Trust’s first East Coast Project

January 12, 2024- Priest Wilderness connection protected in the Trust’s first East Coast project The Wilderness Land Trust has acquired 10 acres of valley forest directly connecting the Tye River and Priest Wilderness of Virginia, ensuring that habitat connectivity, watershed protection, and the wilderness experience of thousands of visitors a year is not interrupted by […]

Mendocino National Forest grows by 917 acres

December 12, 2023- The Wilderness Land Trust recently transferred 917 acres adjacent to California’s Sanhedrin Wilderness to public ownership. In northern California’s Mendocino County, tucked between the Wild and Scenic Eel River and peaks of the Sanhedrin Wilderness, 917 acres of formerly private land have been transferred to public ownership. The property, known as the Thomas […]