Right now, the foxes are guarding the hen house, and the cows are in the corn! Government officials talk more about partnering with oil companies to frack public lands than they do about keeping wilderness wild and preserving its wildlife. In response:
• We’re fighting to stop the oilrigs poised on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
• We’re suing to stop bulldozers from building a road through the Izembek Wildlife Refuge Wilderness in Alaska.
• We’re winning the battle to prevent a gold mine in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho.
• We’re doing everything we can to stop heavy metal mining that would pollute more than 1,200 miles of rivers and streams in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota.
Here’s the thing. Nothing strikes more fear into those weakening wilderness protections than people organizing to put the “public” back in public lands.
We’re asking that you belong to something larger than yourself. We’re asking that you join with thousands of people who are speaking in one voice about our love of wilderness. We’re asking that you join Wilderness Watch.