Entries by Margosia Jadkowski

The Trust Welcomes New Board Leadership

June 16, 2023 This spring our volunteer Board of Directors elected Sarah Chase Shaw to lead the organization as Board Chair. Sarah grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona with millions of acres of public lands in her backyard. She spent weekends hiking in the Grand Canyon or trailing steers on the ranch. “The ability to walk […]

Last private inholding in Kalmiopsis Wilderness transferred to public ownership!

June 2, 2023- Looking out across the landscape, the Kalmiopsis Wilderness of southwest Oregon feels rugged and harsh, and since the entire wilderness area burned in the 2002 Biscuit Fire, it is a stark portrait of the ongoing change of natural processes. With one of the most complex geological areas in the country, full of […]

Celebrating 345 acres added to Washington’s wilderness

June 19, 2023- This week the Trust transferred the 345-acre Evergreen property to public ownership, adding it to Washington’s Wild Sky Wilderness. The Evergreen property was the largest remaining private inholding left in the Wild Sky Wilderness, and with its transfer, we are one step closer to unifying protection across the landscape and conserving critical […]

A Science-based approach to wilderness protection

June 5, 2023- You’ve likely heard us refer to climate resilience in relation to our work protecting lands in and around wilderness areas from development. Generally speaking, climate resilience is the ability to anticipate and respond to events, trends, and disturbances related to the changing climate. Climate resilience is something that can be built: we […]

Welcome Torrey Udall!

April 7, 2023 The Wilderness Land Trust is excited to welcome Torrey Udall to our board of directors! Torrey grew up in Carbondale, Colorado where he forged an early and lasting connection to the ski mountain and outdoors. Today, Torrey is the Chief of Staff of Protect Our Winters (POW), a non-profit that helps passionate […]

Take our annual community survey!

March 24, 2023- At The Wilderness Land Trust, we work on behalf of our supporters, donors, landowners, and partners to protect our wild places for future generations. We believe it is important to hear from our community about what inspires you, concerns you, and how we can better come together to protect wilderness across the […]

Welcome Connie Myers!

March 10, 2023- We are thrilled to welcome Connie Myers to the Trust’s board of directors! After earning master’s degrees from Michigan State University in both Fisheries & Wildlife Management and Interpersonal & Organizational Communication, Connie Myers worked for the US Forest Service for over 30 years. For much of that, Connie served as the […]

Protecting public access

February 24, 2023- It is not an uncommon story across the West for access to public lands through private property to be withdrawn by the private landowner. In many cases the agreements between landowners and federal or state agencies to allow public access date back decades and were established with a handshake rather than a […]