Dear Wilderness Watch friends and supporters:
We’ll get right to the point: please consider making a special donation today to help us protect Wilderness in the months and year ahead! This is our most important time for fundraising. We won’t send you tote bags, calendars, or trinkets, but we do promise to use every bit of your support to protect Wilderness.
What sets Wilderness Watch apart is that we are the only organization solely dedicated to protecting the Wilderness system, and we remain steadfast in defense of the places and values the Wilderness Act sought to preserve: defense of wild landscapes where wild nature reigns, secure homes for plants and animals, lands humans visit, but don’t control. On these principles we won’t bend.
We’ll have our work cut out for us in 2023. The fight to protect the Izembek Wilderness and Gates of the Arctic National Preserve from the road-building plans of the Biden administration and Alaska congressional delegation will rage on. We’ll keep battling to stop Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming’s barbaric efforts to kill as many wolves as possible in the Frank Church-River of No Return, Selway-Bitterroot, Bob Marshall, and the Wildernesses surrounding Yellowstone National Park. And we must persevere in our efforts to defeat mining company plans threatening the Boundary Waters, Okefenokee, and River of No Return.
Please make a special donation today so that we can prevail on these issues and so many others!
We’ll also keep working to rein in illegal commercial towboat use in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and to overturn a Forest Service decision to open four new public airstrips in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. We’ll continue challenging agency attempts to torch forests, poison streams, kill native wildlife, and otherwise try to turn these wild places into nothing more than tree plantations, artificial fisheries, and game farms. And we’ll continue our campaign to reduce the impacts from cattle and sheep grazing on more than 10 million acres of Wilderness lands.
It’s a full plate, and we need your help. Our members and supporters are the lifeblood of Wilderness Watch. Please be as generous as you can.
For the wild,
George, Kevin, Dawn, Dana, Brett, and Andrew