James Peak Wilderness, Colorado
The Wilderness Land Trust works across the country to complete designated and proposed wilderness. We have worked on projects from Massachusetts to Washington, Florida to California. The Trust currently has active programs in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. We’ve added properties ranging in size from five acres to 2,450 acres to 82 federal wilderness areas and areas proposed for wilderness designation.
There are many reasons to preserve wilderness. In our 20 year history, we’ve acquired wilderness properties that were threatened with exclusive resort development, road construction, mining, logging and oil and gas drilling. We’ve purchased land in order to provide access to wilderness areas previously closed to the public. And we’ve acquired parcels in order to provide intact habitat and unbroken migration corridors for wildlife, including endangered species.
Mount Massive Wilderness, Colorado
“In order to assure that an increasing population, accompanied by expanding settlement and growing mechanization, does not occupy and modify all areas within the United States and its possessions, leaving no lands designated for preservation and protection in their natural condition, it is hereby declared to be the policy of the Congress to secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness.”
The Wilderness Act, 1964
The Wilderness Land Trust
PO Box 1420, Carbondale, CO 81623, phone: 970.963.1725 fax: 970.963.6067