The Wilderness State

Wilderness protections are a way of ensuring a lasting legacy for current and future generations of Americans. Our public forests, deserts and grasslands are places where people can find freedom from their busy everyday lives.

What is Wilderness?

“A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.”

–The Wilderness Act of 1964

At the Idaho Conservation League, we work to protect Idaho’s natural heritage and remaining wild places. Threatened with increasing growth and development of our natural resources, our goal is to protect the Gem State’s remaining outdoor gems.