Entries by Margosia Jadkowski

Remembering John Fielder

August 25, 2023- Our wilderness community recently lost a dear member with the passing of John Fielder on August 11, 2023 at the age of 73. Based in Colorado, John was a renowned nature photographer. His work captured the beauty of the wild landscapes he loved and worked to protect throughout his life. John served […]

160 Acres Protected in the Ventana Wilderness of California

August 25, 2023 This week The Wilderness Land Trust completed the purchase of 160 acres in the Ventana Wilderness of California.  In the heart of California’s Central Coast, the 160-acre Church Creek property overlooks the wild sharp-crested ridges and steep valleys of the interior coastal range. The property connects to over 2,000,000 acres of public […]

Expanding Idaho’s wilderness with lessons from the life of Polly Bemis

August 11, 2023 This week The Wilderness Land Trust completed the transfer of the 38-acre Surprise Lode property, adding it to Idaho’s Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. This project builds off the adjacent Painter Mine property we transferred in 2017. Earlier this summer we visited the Surprise Lode property with our USFS partners […]

Santa Fe National Forest grows with 57 acres of wildlands, thanks to Karl’s legacy

July 28, 2023- An hour’s drive northwest of Santa Fe, New Mexico, the small town of Abiquiu— population 150— is best known as the home of artist Georgia O’Keeffe and the landscapes she painted. For locals, and those who have visited, it’s also known for another attraction: Bode’s Mercantile. Mention Abiquiu in conversation and chances […]

How private inholdings impact wilderness wildfire management

July 14, 2023 We often share that our work to remove private inholdings in wilderness reduces management issues on our public lands, but what exactly does that mean? When public land managers must account for a patchwork of ownership, and protection, within a landscape, they are left trying to manage for all those different kinds […]

Come along on a virtual site visit in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness

June 30, 2023- Field season is in full swing for our Lands Staff as they visit our project sites in wilderness areas across the west. As we work to acquire or transfer properties our staff conduct several site visits to assess property values, the wilderness character of the property, whether any restoration work is necessary, […]